Having scored a brilliant goal for England in a friendly against USA in the week, Jesse Lingard scored again for his country on Sunday afternoon. It was probably the simplest goal he’s ever scored, a tap in minutes after being substituted on, to draw England level against Croatia.
He then cleared off the line as Croatia threatened to take the lead again, before Harry Kane put England 2-1 ahead five minutes from time to win it.
“We kept the confidence and kept the togetherness that we took from the World Cup,” Lingard said after the match. “We brought it today. We were 1-0 down, so winning 2-1 is a fabulous feeling. As a team, we know our roles and responsibilities, whether you’re starting or not on the pitch. I knew my role defensively and to get in the box on the attack.”
— World Football (@K000RA2018) November 18, 2018