Jesse Lingard scored West Ham’s second goal in their 2-1 victory over Tottenham yesterday.

The England international’s strike early in the second half proved to be the winner after VAR overturned the incorrect initial offside call.

Lingard moved to the Hammers on loan in January but before that, ESPN reported that Jose Mourinho wanted to bring him to Tottenham.

And BBC pundit Garth Crooks has claimed Spurs are desperate for Lingard now.

“What was all that delay about? It was clear after the first replay that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the fabulous goal scored by Jesse Lingard.

“The Manchester United loanee is having a ball in east London. David Moyes and Jose Mourinho are former managers of Manchester United and both know exactly what Lingard can do.

 

“I find it particularly interesting that it is Moyes who has given Lingard a chance to rejuvenate his career, when it was Spurs who desperately needed him. Lingard is playing out of his skin.

“Lingard has scored three goals in four league games under Moyes for West Ham, as many as he netted in his 36 league appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United.”

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January signings often take time to settle, especially when they’ve not been playing a lot of football before making the move.

But Lingard has belied his lack of gametime and hit the ground running at West Ham.

He looks the signing of the January window so far and helped give West Ham’s European bid another boost yesterday.

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