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29 November 2013

Emerging 'keeper appears at Wembley...

EMERGING goalkeeper, Liam Roberts, was given the chance of a lifetime when he was asked to take part in a half-time penalty shoot-out at Wembley Stadium during England’s recent friendly with Germany.

Employees of Vauxhall and Opel were given the chance to rewrite the script to a scene synonymous with England versus Germany, the dreaded penalty shoot-out!

Vauxhall and its sister company Opel each offered two employees a chance to take part in a half-time penalty shoot-out on the Wembley turf.

Our very own Liam Roberts was named as the goalkeeper for the evening aiming to do what the likes of David Seaman and Peter Shilton had failed to do before him – win a penalty shoot-out against German opposition.

England’s Vauxhall pairing came out on top after three penalties each with the bragging rights belonging to the UK-based manufacturer.

The game marked a partnership between the two European sister brands of General Motors spanning over 30 years and was a celebration the rivalry between Vauxhall and their mainland European counterparts.

Roberts played his part in Vauxhall’s momentous victory and enjoyed the experience to play on Wembley’s hallowed turf.

“To get the chance to take part in a penalty shoot-out, at the home of football, in front of that many people was just unbelievable,” he said. “Many senior professionals go their whole career without getting the opportunity to play at Wembley so for me to have done it at this stage in my career is just incredible.

“It was a night that I will not forget and I was honoured to represent Walsall Football Club.”

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