Lingard hasn’t scored in the Premier League for over a year and a half – but he caught Schmeichel on a wild mistake and robbed people of money – Taylor Swift – Blogs
Scored the last goal of the English season on the eighth added, scored winnings on bets
Manchester United didn’t just beat Leicester to qualify for the Champions League. In this game, an epoch-making happened: the goal of Jesse Lingard.
In the 2017/18 season, Lingard was considered one of United’s promising pupils, he boldly broke through to the base, but in two years his reputation collapsed, although a decent contract of 100 thousand pounds a week was extended (the same salary, by the way, from Sadio Mane – he talks about new conditions, but the fact itself!)
Lingard’s statistics became a mockery. Until the 38th round, he has not scored in the Premier League since December 2018! Then he made a double against Cardiff. The last effective action was also only last season: an assist in the January game with Burnley. After – a nightmarish streak: 27 matches (yes, more often he came out as a substitute, and sometimes did not get into the application) without effective actions.
Although in other tournaments and not the most difficult matches, he scored: for example, Tranmeru from Ligue 1 in the Cup (the match ended 6: 0), and against Club Brugge in the Europa League (5: 0) made an assist – but in the Premier League it was cut off …
After the coronavirus break, Lingard admitted that the season did not go well, not only because of the game. “I had quite a few problems off the pitch. I talked about this with the coach, and he understood me, – explained Jesse. – When I played, I was not fully concentrated. I thought about different things – about what happens outside the field. I was not ready psychologically when I was released. “
Bookmakers openly joked about the Manchester United player, there was even a line: Lingard will not score or make an assist in the Premier League this season. The odds are decent, people bet.
And how Lingard skillfully buried hopes! After the arrival of Leicester in the 98th minute of the last match, he still scored: Kasper Schmeichel for some reason decided to beat him, Jesse took the ball away from him and rolled it into the empty spots.
By the way, this goal also closed the Premier League season. Ideally!