Three British brothers with strong Saint Lucian ties made football history in England on Monday night when they appeared in the same game: an under-23 clash between Arsenal and Manchester United.
The brothers, Joe, Chris, and Matthew Willock, ages 17, 19, and 20, respectively, were born in England but have an aunt, Marie Louis, and other close relatives who were born and live in Saint Lucia.
Joe and Chris play for Arsenal while Matthew play for Manchester United.
According to the Sun (UK) newspaper, it is believed to be the first time in over 35 years that three professional footballing brothers have played in the same game, something the fans in attendance should never forget.
On that historical night this week, Chris and Matthew both started the game, and when Arsenal introduced the youngest brother Joe in the 46th minute, the game took an intriguing turn, the Sun reported.
The game ended in a draw, 2-2. United rallied from two goals down.
The Willock trio have had talks about visiting Saint Lucia to see the island’s football potential.
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