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Brave Bradley given night to remember

15 Dec 2016
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe with mascot Bradley Lowery before the game

Five-year-old Sunderland fan battling cancer gets to score against Chelsea ahead of match

Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery enjoyed the night of his life when Chelsea came to the Stadium of Light last night.

Bradley Lowery warms up with the Sunderland players
Bradley Lowery warms up with the Sunderland players

Bradley, 5, has a rare form of cancer and was a mascot at Sunderland's match with Everton earlier this season.

See: Sunderland and Everton unite for Bradley

Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery with the Chelsea team
Bradley Lowery also got to meet the Chelsea team ahead of kick-off

His parents were recently told that the cancer had spread, so, because it was Bradley's dream to score a goal for his beloved Black Cats, Sunderland and Chelsea arranged for this to happen. 

During the warm-up for last night’s match, Bradley was given the chance to beat Chelsea’s Asmir Begovic from the penalty spot, which he duly did, but only after a few tips from Diego Costa.

Chelsea's Diego Costa with Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery
Chelsea's Diego Costa gave Bradley Lowery some tips before his penalty

As well as leading the teams out as a mascot, the whole stadium paid tribute to Bradley’s brave fight against cancer with a minute’s applause in the fifth minute.

The minute's applause in honour of Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery in the Sunderland-Chelsea match
The stadium gave Bradley Lowery a minute's applause in the fifth minute of the match

See: Bradley's Fight

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