Wembley dream for Jordan (11) as he steps out in front of 85,000

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02:  Player Escorts line up during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images) ANL-150508-120731001
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Player Escorts line up during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images) ANL-150508-120731001
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A Spalding youngster had the football experience of a lifetime when he walked out at Wembley with Chelsea and Arsenal on Sunday.

Jordan Duffy (11) was a McDonald’s player escort before the FA Community Shield at the home of English football.

It was a fantastic day for Jordan, who stepped on the hallowed turf alongside Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta in front of a 85,000 strong crowd at the curtain raiser for the new Premier League season.

The match, where Premier League winners Chelsea took on FA Cup holders Arsenal, ended in a 1-0 win for Arsenal thanks to a man of the match performance by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Jordan, who won the chance to be a player escort by winning a competition, said: “To walk out onto the Wembley pitch was brilliant! Seeing all the fans and hearing the cheers the crowd made was amazing – all of my friends are really jealous.”

Sir Geoff Hurst, McDonald’s director of football, said: “Walking out at Wembley in front of a large crowd is something I’ve been lucky enough to do a few times now.

“But it still remains an unforgettable experience that I will never forget and I’m sure Jordan won’t either.

“The Community Shield is a game that I always look forward to and it was great to see so many players put in superb performances.”

l For further information on McDonald’s involvement in grassroots football you can visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay