Jesse Lingard has always had a thing for scoring at Wembley. That goal against Leicester City in the Community Shield, that wonder strike to seal Manchester United’s first trophy in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Our Warrington-born-boy-wonder has always done it when the lights are at their brightest.
After scoring another banger for England at the Home of Football, Lingard was called upon when the Three Lions found themselves 1-0 down to Croatia. Within minutes, the #14 had scored to level the score – although it was a tap-in rather than yet another thunderbolt. Thankfully, he could see the funny side of things, before England turned it around thanks to a captain’s goal from Harry Kane.
I just don’t know what it is about Lingard and the national stadium. He always saves his best for that ground, and it’s great to see the country giving him the recognition that his talent and ability deserves.
As you’d imagine, both United and England fans were all over Twitter expressing their delight at Lingard’s output. Now, if he can return to United and rediscover those shooting boots, that would be lovely.
Who Said I Dont Do Tap Ins 😢🤯 pic.twitter.com/zeVOYvoLdv
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) November 18, 2018
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 18, 2018
— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) November 18, 2018
Us United fans weren’t joking when we said that Wembley was Jesse Lingard’s playground. 2 in 2 now for him.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) November 18, 2018
⚽ vs. USA
⚽ vs. Croatia
Jesse Lingard has scored back-to-back goals for England for the first time in his career. pic.twitter.com/BPtHqQ4op3
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 18, 2018
Jesse Lingard when he sees his team are losing at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/1tipQdrSud
— Greg Johnson (@gregianjohnson) November 18, 2018
— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) November 18, 2018
Jesse Lingard needs to turn this England form into his Manchester United form. Goals badly needed.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 18, 2018