Many England fans were left to slam the display of West Ham United man Jesse Lingard despite their 5-0 home win over San Marino on Thursday night.
It was a very comfortable night as expected for the Three Lions with goals from James Ward-Prowse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (two), Raheem Sterling and a debut strike for Ollie Watkins that sealed all three points and got Gareth Southgate’s men off to a perfect start in their group.
However, Lingard never managed to get himself on the scoresheet and was guilty of missing a lot of good chances in the game, with no fewer than ten shots taken in total, the most out of any player to have set foot on the pitch (Sofascore).
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The attacking midfield player currently on loan from Manchester United also lost possession of the ball on nine separate occasions in the match, the fifth-most out of any of his teammates (Sofascore), although his general attacking play was easy to the eye at times.
Nonetheless, it did not stop several England supporters venting their frustrations with the 28-year-old.
England fan reaction to Lingard display
These Three Lions fans slammed his performance on Twitter, with one claiming that he was ‘very poor’ while another even went as far as to say that it was a ‘disasterclass’:
“Yeah Lingard just looked out of his depth tbh, wasn’t on it at all”
“Eminem could play football better than Lingard”
“I thought Lingard was rubbish last night, should have scored at least 3″
“Lingard wasn’t good tonight but you won’t hear about it because his name’s not Kalvin Phillips”
“Lingard was very poor”
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