Everton fan who helped Ukrainian refugees scores penalty in preseason friendly


An Everton fan who has worked to help Ukrainian refugees was awarded a penalty during their exhibition game against Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park.

Paul Stratton, who used his time off from work for the Liverpool City Council to travel to Poland and distribute supplies to people fleeing the war, came to the end of the ‘match for peace’.

He was instructed on the sidelines from manager Frank Lampard before walking onto the field in full Toffees uniform to take the penalty.

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Stratton saved his penalty for the Gwladys Street End and celebrated for the fans before being congratulated by the Everton players.

Everton led 3-0 at the time, with Dwight McNeil having climbed off the bench to score twice in his first appearance for Toffees after Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring within four minutes.