Jesse Lingard goal vs USA: The 25-year-old Manchester United star scored a thunderous strike to give England the lead.
Wayne Rooney returned to the English national team earlier tonight when the Three Lions took on the USA in an international friendly.
The occasion was significant because this was Rooney’s final appearance for England. Wayne Rooney announced his international retirement last year, but made a final appearance for the side as the FA prepared for his grand farewell.
The former Everton and Manchester United forward signed off as the highest all-time goalscorer for the English national team. Rooney made his 120th international appearance for England.
The first goal of the game was scored by Rooney’s former teammate at Manchester United, Jesse Lingard. The forward buried the ball at the top corner to give England the lead early into the first half.
Jesse Lingard goal vs USA:
Jesse Lingard scored the first goal of the game against the USA to give England the lead in the match. Dele Alli found Lingard in space, and Lingard finished the move sweetly with a shot at the top-right corner, away from goalkeeper’s reach.
Here is the video of the goal:
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England soon doubled the lead a minute later when Trent Alexander-Arnold registered his first-ever goal for the national team.
The Three Lions looked in complete control of the match throughout the 90 minutes. Wayne Rooney came on as a substitute to a thunderous roar from the crowd a Wembley. However, the English forward could not get into the scoresheet.
Here are some of the reactions to Lingard’s superb goal:
Bloody decent goal that by Lingard 🏴 ⚽
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) November 15, 2018
I think England will be top contenders for Euro 2020. Lingard’s goal was a thing a beauty and not many players can pull of a shot like that. #ENGUSA
— Orel Fargas (@OrelFargas) November 15, 2018
Me watching that Jesse Lingard goal on repeat:
— José (@MourinhoMindset) November 15, 2018
GOAL! Lingard scores for England, forgets he’s 25 years old, and does one of his trademark shit dances.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 15, 2018
Has Lingard ever scored a shit goal in his career? Like fella is constantly scoring worldies ffs.
— Sarah (@sarahmufc93) November 15, 2018