Age was no barrier for talent and class as English Premier League legends such as Paul Scholes, Lee Sharpe, Robert Pires, Darren Anderton, Steven McManaman, Emmanuel Petit, Robbie Fowler, Steve Harkness, Des Walker and many more took on the Hong Kong Legends Team at Siu Sai Wan Sport Ground.
The pace was slower since but the action was relentless as the nostalgic crowd cheered on their heroes. The EPL All Stars scored five and those on the score sheet included Robert Pires (8’ 18’), Anderton (13’), an absolute piledriver from Scholes (26’) and a classic free-kick from Robbie Fowler (40+1’) which brought the house down.
The Hong Kong legends were not star struck and answered with four goals for themselves via Tam Siu Wai (29’), Wong Fuk Wing (39’ 75’) and Chiu Chung Man (68’). Alas the Hong Kong legends fight back fell short and the score ended 5-4 to the EPL All Stars who took home the Sky Kids EPL All Stars trophy. A friendly atmosphere capped off a night of memories for both players and the crowds.
Photos courtesy of Christopher KL Lau, Ann Kristine Sen and WOL Borthwick