Thai cave boys watch Manchester United beat Everton

The 12 young footballers who spent two weeks trapped in a cave in Thailand have now achieved their dream of watching Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The story of the boys and their coach, who were finally rescued by a team of divers, gripped the world in July.

They were invited to watch the match after their extraordinary rescue.

But their attendance at the event has been overshadowed by news of the death of the Thai owner of Leicester City FC.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when his helicopter crashed outside the club’s stadium.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored as United recorded a much-needed, if unconvincing, 2-1 victory.

The Red Devils were looking to bounce back after being outclassed by Juventus in the Champions League in midweek and Pogba eased any tension at Old Trafford by converting the rebound after his 27th-minute penalty had been saved.

Pogba then turned provider four minutes after the interval for Anthony Martial to curl in a wonderful strike.

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