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Essex popstar Olly Murs captains England to glory at Soccer Aid

Olly Murs lifts the Soccer Aid trophy. Credit: PA

Essex popstar Olly Murs captained England to victory over a World XI team at Soccer Aid on Sunday night.

The 34-year-old from Witham was handed the armband by manager Sam Allardyce for the match at Old Trafford, where celebrities, including Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, lined up alongside legendary footballers.

Murs set up the opening goal of the night as his incisive through ball played in former Ipswich Town striker Darren Bent, while TOWIE star Mark Wright played the full 90 minutes at left-back.

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The game finished 3-3 in normal time, before England emerged victorious on penalties - with 'The Inbetweeners' actor Blake Harrison scoring the decisive spot-kick.

Olly celebrates with the crowd following the win. Credit: PA

However, the real winners were charity UNICEF who will now benefit from the recording-breaking £5 million raised.

Following the win, there were triumphant scenes in the England dressing room - with Olly posting this picture on Twitter which left very little to the imagination!

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