Geoff Hurst pats tribute to Bobby Charlton as last member of 1966 World Cup team

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    Sir Geoff Hurst, the final survivor of the 1966 World Cup winning squad, paid tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton before West Ham's clash with Everton.

    Charlton passed away last Saturday, leaving Hurst as the final England player to have conquered the world. Hurst netted a hat-trick on that famous day, while Charlton was also instrumental to the victory.

    Ahead of West Ham's Premier League clash, Hurst joined Sean Dyche and David Moyes on the pitch as the two managers laid wreaths to honour Charlton and Bill Kenwright. Hurst had led the tributes to Charlton when news broke he had passed away.

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    Hurst posted on X, formerly known as Twitter: "Very sad news today, one of the true Greats Sir Bobby Charlton has passed away. We will never forget him & nor will all of football

    "A great colleague & friend he will be sorely missed by all of the country beyond sport alone. Condolences to his family & friends from Geoff and Judith."

    What did you think of West Ham's tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton and Bill Kenwright? Let us know in the comments section

    Last Saturday, Manchester United said in a statement: "Manchester United are in mourning following the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of our club.

    "Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not just in Manchester, or the United Kingdom, but wherever football is played around the world."

    United will play their first Premier League game since his passing on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford. The Red Devils need a result after a poor start to the campaign, while City will also be hoping to cut the gap to Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table.

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