England 5-1 Italy: Lotte Wubben-Moy fulfils promise to deaf fan | Football

Lotte Wubben-Moy scored as England smashed Italy in Spain (Picture: Getty)

Lionesses star Lotte Wubben-Moy fulfilled a promise she made to a young deaf fan with her goal celebration in England’s 5-1 win over Italy on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old defender, who plays her club football for Arsenal, put Sarina Wiegman’s side ahead in the first minute in the friendly match played in Spain.

Having scored for her country, there was a heartwarming moment as Wubben-Moy paid tribute to young England fan Izzy, who is severely deaf.

‘Her first England goal, what a special moment for her,’ ITV presenter Seema Jaswal said after the match about Wubben-Moy.

‘The celebration, you might have noticed, was inspired by this gorgeous girl [Izzy] – how cute is she? Her name is Izzy and she is severely deaf.

‘When she met the Lionesses at their [most recent] camp, she said to them that she would like to celebrate just like that [with crossed arms] if they were to score.

‘Lotte Wubben-Moy stuck to her word and delivered the celebration.’

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Lotte Wubben-Moy followed through on her celebration promise (Picture: Getty)

Ella Toone and Rachel Daly also got on the scoresheet in the win over Italy while Lauren Hemp conjured up two goals.

Speaking after the match, England boss Wiegman said: ‘I think Lotte Wubben-Moy has definitely taken a step forward.

‘She’s developing a lot and is playing very well, that’s what we see weekly at Arsenal and that’s what she shows here too.’

Meanwhile, Wiegman handed an England debut to Manchester United star Millie Turner.

‘It was really nice [to give Turner her England debut],’ Wiegman added. ‘She trains very hard and she’s so proactive in that she wants to learn things and is an absolute team player.

‘She wants to improve every day. She came on and did well, just as I think every player who came on did.’


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