Soccer player gets £1 from his grandma for scoring against Man U

Tuesday February 17th, 2015

Preston North End left back Scott Laird put a scare into Manchester United on Monday with a second-half goal to give his team the lead. It was a massive goal for the third-tier club but not everyone treated it like a big deal. 

Laird's grandma has been giving him a one-pound coin for every goal ever since he was a kid, and there was no bonus for scoring against the world's most famous club. 

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"She was the first person I rang last night and I said 'I want that pound'," Laird told the BBC. "I tried saying I wanted a bit more because it was against Manchester United, but she says that wasn't in the contract."

Laird's goal broke a scoreless tie in the 47th minute but United scored three unanswered goals and knocked Preston out of the FA Cup.


- Dan Gartland 

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