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(Video) Sheffield United give stonewall penalty away for ‘NFL-style’ tackle on Jesse Lingard

Manchester United’s on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard has been impressing once again for David Moyes’ West Ham.

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Whilst in action on Monday evening against bottom of the table Sheffield United, Lingard and his new Hammers team-mates were gifted the lead following a stonewall penalty.

It’s rare in this day and age that penalty decisions aren’t relentlessly discussed, however, you’re unlikely to see a clearer spot-kick all season.

Clearly through on goal, Lingard was bundled off the ball by Blades’ defender Chris Basham in a challenge which wouldn’t have looked out of place in last weekend’s Super Bowl.

Despite a brief discussion over who should be allowed to take the penalty, captain Declan Rice eventually pulled rank before successfully firing it past Aaron Ramsdale.

Pictures courtesy of Direct RMC Sport

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