Goal of the Day: Lingard finishes flowing move
The latest in our 'Goal of the Day' series comes from 2017, when our no. 14 finished off a great team move during our 3-1 win over Arsenal...
Date: 2 December 2017, Premier League
Background: Jose Mourinho’s second season at Old Trafford had started impressively, with the Reds sat in second spot in the Premier League as December began. Ahead of a looming derby with league leaders City, United travelled to the Emirates Stadium looking for a big win against fourth-placed Arsenal. Antonio Valencia secured the perfect start, arrowing the visitors ahead after four minutes, and United’s high pressing game continued to reap dividends thereafter...
What happened next: David De Gea took centre stage, repelling attack after attack as the Gunners attempted to heave their way back into the game. Alexandre Lacazette halved the arrears with a close-range finish, only for Lingard to pop up midway through the second period with a tap-in following impressive work from Paul Pogba.
“I don't know so many in English but amazing, phenomenal, fantastic,” gushed Mourinho,
as his side secured three points which ultimately went a long way towards sealing second place and
Champions League qualification.