Bradley Lowery, a five-year-old diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013, scored an excellent goal against Chelsea’s Asmir Begovic to put the Black Cats ahead at the Stadium of Light.
Fundraising for Bradley is ongoing, with Everton donating £200,000 recently, but his cancer returned in the summer and is now terminal.
That didn’t get in the way of Bradley scoring his goal however, and having a brilliant day out in the process.
A special day for Bradley Lowery pic.twitter.com/hz0yxTtmI4
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 14, 2016
Bradley made sure his team, Sunderland, were well warmed up for their game against league leaders Chelsea.
Two great Sunderland goal scorers! https://t.co/7mXj9KyP6a— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 14, 2016
Here he is showing off his skills to the Chelsea players.
Priceless. pic.twitter.com/QC78EFOkbq— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 14, 2016
They were pretty impressed by the look of it.
And he even managed to score against them, putting the ball past Begovic – get that boy in the team!
Sunderland 1 - 0 Chelsea Bradley Lowery with the goal ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FyCWoJheoZ— Ryan (@Ryan_Dodds) December 14, 2016
He helped Jermain Defoe lead the teams out ahead of kick-off as well.
Both sets of fans showed their appreciation for Bradley in the fifth minute of the game.
As the clock hits five minutes there is splendid applause all round the ground for five-year-old Bradley Lowery. #SUNCHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 14, 2016
Overall it was a fantastic night for the young man – Bradley’s our man of the match, no question.