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Published 23 November 2022 2 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Jack Grealish calls young fan Finlay

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

Three Lions man made a special call on Tuesday after his goal celebration against Iran

England star Jack Grealish took time out on Tuesday evening to make a special call back home to young fan Finlay.

The Manchester City player produced an eye-catching celebration dance after scoring in the 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday as the Three Lions made a winning start to their FIFA World Cup group stage.

And it was revealed afterwards that his celebration was dedicated to 11-year-old Finlay, who has cerebral palsy, after previously promising him that he'd do so whenever he scored his next goal.

Grealish didn't disappoint either, when he came on as a second-half substitute in England's opening game to add the Three Lions' sixth goal.

"I nearly scored last week against Chelsea and I felt like I was going to score and do it for you, but I didn't score," he told Finlay.

"I didn't think I was going to score yesterday because the game was a bit gone by the time I came on.

"But I was buzzing to get a goal and do my little celebration just for you.

"You were always in the back of my mind!

Watch Grealish's call in full via our video below.

23 Nov 2022 3:53

Jack Grealish calls young fan Finlay

The England midfielder spoke to Manchester City fan Finlay after dedicating his goal celebration against Iran