21st September, 2013
Hull City striker Sone Aluko and England women’s forward Eniola Aluko made it a family affair on Saturday with goals in their team’s respective victories.
Eniola, who plays for Chelsea in the English women’s Super League, scored her country’s last goal in a 6-0 rout of Belarus in their opening World Cup qualifier in Bournemouth.
And just hours later, former Glasgow Rangers and Aberdeen star Sone bagged the first Premier League goal of his career to give Hull a 3-2 win at Newcastle.
He steered an inch-perfect 76th-minute volley past Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul to spark a wild touchline jig of joy from Tigers boss Steve Bruce as the visitors twice came from behind to secure their second win of the season.
“Obviously very happy to score 1st Premiership winning goal! Happy big sis scored for England today too in their win! Proud of u sis!” Sone tweeted after the match.
Eniola, 26, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, while Sone, 24, was born in west London, yet it is the older sister who represents England and the brother who plays for Nigeria at international level, even though he turned out for England in the Under-16 to Under-19 age groups.
Eniola, who also played for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London, was delighted to hear Sone had made it a dream day for the pair.
“Nice to get off to a winning start to our WC qualifying. Lovely 6-0 win. Just heard Sone Aluko bagged his 1st prem goal too! Good Day,” she tweeted.