Five-year-old Bradley Lowery’s dreams became a reality on Wednesday evening.
The young Sunderland fan was the guest of honour as the Blues travelled to Wearside in the Premier League. Chelsea prevailed thanks to Cesc Fabregas’ wonderful 40th-minute winner.
The result means it is ten successive Premier League wins for the Blues. On Saturday, they travel to Crystal Palace in the hopes of maintaining their six-point lead at the top of the table.
Bradley, who suffers from terminal neuroblastoma, was our opponents’ mascot for last night’s game, meeting players from both sides before taking part in the warm-up.
The youngster has received amazing support from the British public, and this was the case again last night.
After a kick-about with Diego Costa, Bradley then scored past Asmir Begovic from the penalty spot to put Sunderland 1-0 up! His finish was met with raucous applause from all four stands, and the stadium stood in unison in the fifth minute to celebrate the youngster’s battle with cancer.
After sending Begovic the wrong way from the spot, Bradley had his shirt signed by players from both teams, and then accompanied Sunderland skipper Jermain Defoe out onto the pitch prior to kick-off.
Watch the heartwarming footage here:
Football fans across the country are lobbying for the youngster’s goal to be amongst the nominees for December’s goal of the month.
Bradley was first diagnosed in 2013, but overcame his first battle with the disease. Tragically, last week, Bradley’s parents were told his cancer had spread, leaving them with a tough choice between further treatment or stopping it all together. They are yet to announce their decision.
On Tuesday it was revealed that Bradley had been sent more than 11,000 Christmas cards from well-wishers from across the country.