Jesse Lingard made an amazing last-minute win as Manchester United progressed to the next round with a 2-1 win against West Ham in the EPL on Sunday.
Lingard who is currently on his loan period at football club West Ham, rose from the bench to grasp the remaining minute with a stunning win.
Cristiano Ronaldo was steering clear in the first half for the guests but then Said Benrahma diverted the attack to put West Ham in the lead.
West Ham had an opportunity to secure and stabilize their position but Mark Noble and David De Gea’s penalty saved the minute for Manchester United.
The outcome has led United to reach second place while David Moyes’s side dropped to eighth place.
De Gea said, “It was the last minute, I made the save. Going through my head was ‘Save the ball.’ It’s a massive three points for us. It was a really tough game, both teams had good chances, again a great goal from Jesse. In the dressing room, we said the three points were the most important thing.”
Before the match started, the players, coaches, and fans on both sides gave one-minute tribute applause for former West Ham and England forward Jimmy Greaves, who passed away on Sunday at age 81.
Manchester United had their first opportunity when Jarrod Bowen pushed De Gea back into the match with his foot after 25 minutes before Tomas Soucek blasted over the goal.
West Ham goalie Lukasz Fabianski created a good stop to put the strike of Bruno Fernandes back in the field.
After a minute, Said Benrahma struck from around the box and put away Raphael Varane as West Ham took it on the other side and opened the scoring.
Not too long after five minutes when Ronaldo struck after he received a pass from Fabianski who was trying to get rid of Fernandes’ clutch. For more odds on matches like this, visit 12Play.
The Second Half
Both teams had a great opportunity to lead the game before the break but Fabianski was granted a save from Ronaldo as Nikola Vlasic missed the goal from within the area. Ronaldo almost had a chance to grab his second into the second half, however, Fabianski let it pass and Ronaldo denied him a save.
As the game progressed, United submitted two penalty appeals but turned down when Ronaldo claimed that he was tipped off by Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal.
Within the last minute remaining, however, Lingard put in an amazing strike to put the Manchester United team ahead of the game.
In stoppage time, West Ham was given a penalty while VAR intervened to show the ball hit Luke Shaw’s hand within the box.
Noble was led in to grasp the penalty but his strike was saved by De Gea to provide three points for Manchester United.
Shot of Redemption
For Jesse Lingard, it was a shot of redemption when he lost a pass on the Young Boys’ last lap on winning the Champions League opener on Tuesday.
Lingard said, “Mistakes happen in football — you have to overcome those things. I got a brilliant reception. I had a good time here, but I have to move on with Man United and do my best.”
It was an honest mistake but it led him to gain his composure in the succeeding BBC football matches for Manchester United.
Despite their midweek defeat against Young Boys, Ole Gunnar Sokjaer still has high regard for Jesse Lingard.
Sokjaer said, “Jesse was quite clear he wanted to fight for his place and be part of a United team he thinks is going places. I’m so happy and pleased for him. He’s becoming a grown man and he’s a very good player.”