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Fernandes and Sancho react to Lingard's impressive West Ham debut


Jesse Lingard’s West Ham debut went down a storm with his former team-mates and fellow football professionals.

The Manchester United man sealed a January loan move to the Hammers and immediately made his mark.

After being handed a start by David Moyes, the 28-year-old responded by notching twice as West Ham beat Aston Villa 3-1.

The east London side are in fine form this season and now sit in fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Liverpool with the win.

And his performance earned plenty of praise from some of his former team-mates.



Bruno Fernandes replies to Jesse Lingard's post.
Bruno Fernandes replies to Jesse Lingard’s post.

Posting a picture of him celebrating on Instagram, Lingard captioned his post: “Perfect Start 2 Goals 3 Points.”

Marcus Rashford replied: “Congrats bro!!”

Jadon Sancho added: “Let’s gooo!”

Bruno Fernandes posted: “Uauuuu.”

Diogo Dalot replied: “HE’S BACK.”



Lingard celebrates his second goal for West Ham.
Lingard celebrates his second goal for West Ham.

At full-time Lingard revelled in his debut and said he is aiming for plenty more game time at the club.

“I started tonight, scored two goals and got three points. I was smiling before the game and during, I just enjoy playing football,” he told BT Sport.

“It has been a long time, I have come here to get game time and scored two goals but like I said, three points is the most important.”

Boss Moyes was also delighted with Lingard’s start and is hoping he can force his way back into the England fold.

“It is great when you bring someone in and they do well,” he said.

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“If he keeps up the form he showed tonight, and he is not completely match fit, scoring the goals, he will not be far way from Gareth Southgate’s England squad in the summer.”





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