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Ellesmere Port youngster George Shaw wins Everton FC's Goal of the Month competition

The nine-year-old hit the back of the net at Goodison Park after a special invitation from Gerard Deulofeu

An inspirational little boy from Ellesmere Port who became the star of a viral video has beaten his footballing heroes to win Everton FC’s Goal of the Month competition.

Toffees fans overwhelmingly voted nine-year-old George Shaw’s strike at half-time when the club took on Swansea City January’s best.

Football-mad George, who has cerebral palsy, was invited to the game as Gerard Deulofeu’s guest of honour, after the winger saw the youngster sporting his number 19 shirt to practice his dribbling skills in heartwarming footage captured by George’s dad Dave.

George Shaw with dad Dave (left), sister Olivia and Gerard Deulofeu

On eclipsing rival attempts by Ross Barkley and Aaron Lennon with an impressive 86% of the votes cast, the thrilled Whitby Heath Primary School pupil said: “I never thought I would win. I thought I’d come close because of all the support I’ve had but I can’t believe I won!”

His win even drew praise from former Everton striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker.

Everton have invited George to their End of Season Awards evening at St George’s Hall on May 11.

George, of Whitby, added: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. I can’t wait for the End of Season Awards now. It will be great.”



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