£4.2 million raised for UNICEF

A crowd of nearly 70,000 turned out to Old Trafford this evening to witness Rest Of The World defeat England 4-2 in a pulsating match.

A second half hat-trick from Rest of The World’s ’s former dutch international Clarence Seedorf, and a great chip from 25 yards from Nicky Byrne cancelled out a long range effort from Jamie Redknapp and a penalty from Kevin Phillips to win the much coveted Soccer Aid trophy.

By the time the final whistle blew ITV viewers had pledged over £2million to UNICEF’s vital work saving children’s lives, which will be matched by the UK Government pound for pound, bringing the total to £4.2 million so far.

The final figure will be announced in due course.