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Friday, 23 August, 2002, 22:17 GMT 23:17 UK
Beckham tribute to murdered girls
Beckham leads Man Utd in minute's silence

Manchester United's David Beckham dedicated his goal in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea to murdered schoogirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

The two youngsters were wearing their Manchester United shirts with Beckham's name and number on the back when they disappeared.

And the emotion inside Stamford Bridge was emphasised during the perfectly-observed minute's silence, which will repeated at grounds across the nation on Saturday.

The England captain said: "It's hard to get your mind on football when this sort of stuff happens outside the game.

"The minute's silence was special. The whole nation is grieving. It's an upsetting time and our thoughts obviously go to the families.

"So it was nice for me to score tonight and I dedicate the goal to them.

"To see those little girls with my shirts on was pretty nice - the whole game was dedicated to them."

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