'For you, Milly-Rose' - Phil Foden in touching tribute to six-year-old Man City fan who sadly lost her life
Milly-Rose Stirrup died last month after being rushed to hospital with a sudden illness. The club and their fans paid a touching tribute to her on Saturday during City's first home game since her death.
With her image on the screen, the crowd rose to its feet in the sixth minute of their match against Newcastle United for a moving minute's applause.
More was to come minutes later when Foden – Milly-Rose's favourite player – opened the scoring dedicating the goal to her by kissing his hands and pointing to the sky.
After the game, Foden took to Twitter posting a message in memory of the girl who was a regular at the Etihad along with her mum and dad.
"That one was for you Milly-Rose," he wrote.
That one was for you Milly-Rose 💙🕊️ pic.twitter.com/FORdR3eGsE— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) March 4, 2023
Phil Foden kisses his hands and raises them to the sky as he celebrates his opener against Newcastle United.— Tom Young (@TomYoungSJ) March 4, 2023
That ones for you, Milly-Rose. pic.twitter.com/dsGK51dVK7
Milly-Rose's parents had previously told the Manchester Evening News what it would mean for her to be remembered at the Etihad.
"It would be massive to see her on the screen and for everyone to clap for her," they said. "We are huge City fans and she was in love with Phil Foden."