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Ricky Hatton leads team in Linzi Ashton charity football match

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Media captionRicky Hatton's side lost 10-8 to a team of former Manchester City players

A team led by boxing legend Ricky Hatton has taken part in a charity football match in memory of a mother murdered by her boyfriend.

Linzi Ashton, 25, was beaten and strangled by Michael Cope, 28, at her home in Salford in June last year.

A team of former Manchester City players beat a side made up of police officers, firefighters and probation workers 10-8.

The game, at Hyde FC's ground, raised money for Victim Support.

Ricky Hatton scored a second half penalty.

The former Manchester City players who took part included Peter Barnes, Paul Dickov, Shaun Goater, Ian Brightwell and Asa Hartford.

Philomena McMahon, Ms Ashton's mother, presented the winners with the trophy named in honour of her late daughter.

Ms Ashton's daughters, Daisy and Destiny, acted as team mascots.

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