FORMER Bolton Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce's England team lost 4-2 to Jose Mourinho's Rest of the World XI at Old Trafford tonight (Sunday).

Paddy McGuinness and Danny Jones both started for England, with Bromley Cross rock pop star Danny impressing in attack.

Bolton funnyman Paddy also made a name for himself in defence as referee Phil Dowd had to have words with the Take Me Out presenter for some of his more robust tackles.

Mourinho also provided some light relief after he ran on to the pitch to tackle pop star Olly Murs.

Murs was proving a nuisance down England's left wing when the manager stepped in to chop him down.



The yearly match, which is held in aid of Unicef, features celebrities who wish they had grown up to be footballers and former football stars whose best days are behind them.

More than £4.2 million was raised this year. It will go towards getting food, medicine and clean water to the world's poorest and most vulnerable children.

Soccer Aid said a crowd of around 70,000 fans had turned out for the game.

Aside from the Mourinho/Murs fracas there was a more serious case of handbags when TV presenter Jonathan Wilkes clashed with Edgar Davids on a couple of occasions.

Wilkes drew first blood by tackling the Dutch midfielder from behind but Davids was quick to respond with a harsh tackle of his own and the two squared up.

Westlife star Nicky Byrne provided the most spectacular moment of the night after clinically lobbing England goalkeeper Jamie Theakston for the Rest of the World team to put his team 2-0 up.

England pulled two back through former Liverpool player and Sky pundit Jamie Redknapp, with a swerving strike from outside the box, and recently retired former England international Kevin Phillips from the penalty spot.

But Dutch talent proved decisive and current AC Milan manager and four-time Champions League winner Seedorf scored twice to give the ROW their second Soccer Aid title.