YOUNG twins from Alderbury will going to Wembley tomorrow after winning a national competition.

Harrison and Oliver, who play for the Alderbury Youth under-9s, will be attending the season's curtain raiser between Manchester City and Leicester City, thanks to a competition run through the McDonald's Fun Football Programme.

The boys have never seen a game at Wembley before, and are said to be "super excited".

They will be going to the match - which kicks off at 3pm - with their father and grandfather after winning four tickets.

Dad Jon said he "couldn't really believe it" when he had found out they'd won, and can't wait to go to the match as a family. 

Salisbury Journal: Twins Harrison and Oliver


Community shield

The annual curtain-raiser to the English season is a match City are used to contesting – they have played in five of the past 10 – but this will be only Leicester’s third appearance.

As champions they were beaten by Manchester United in 2016, but they did lift the shield exactly 50 years ago.

On that occasion double winners Arsenal opted not to take part, so FA Cup runners-up Liverpool played Leicester, who were invited as winners of the Second Division and even enjoyed home advantage in a 1-0 win.

It wasn’t until 1974 that the fixture began to be played at Wembley.

The game could see a debut for City's new £100m man Jack Grealish.

The 25-year-old joins the Premier League champions on a six-year contract and will wear the number 10 shirt recently vacated by Sergio Aguero.

The fee surpasses the £89m Manchester United paid to re-sign midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.

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