Manchester United put in a fairly putrid display on their own patch last night and gifted Manchester City a 2-0 win.
David de Gea should have saved both goals, while Paul Pogba continually allowed City’s midfielders to run through midfield unchallenged.
It’s our fault really for pinning any hopes on such an average group of footballers.
But the moment that really sticks out is Jesse Lingard’s open goal miss from inside the six-yard box in the second-half, which would have made it 1-1 with about half an hour to play.
It was a truly horrendous miss, which can of course happen to any player – but the fact it damages our Premier League chances so much and was delivered by someone Reds have so little time for – made it even harder to take!
Liverpool fans and our rivals jumped on the incident via Twitter.
Let’s hope Ashley Westwood and co. offer us a little more at the weekend, when Burnley host City at Turf Moor.
Come on Sean Dyche!
man, Lingard must really hate Liverpool pic.twitter.com/8QY2X1Bd7Z
— amadí (@amadoit__) April 24, 2019
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) April 24, 2019
Liverpool fan conspiracists seeing Lingard missing the ball altogether for a tap-in: pic.twitter.com/ed1aRSfA1v
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 24, 2019
That Lingard miss ffs! If Liverpool fans despised him before God knows what they think now
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) April 24, 2019
And Lingard throwing his leg over the ball like his granny couldn't score that with her eyes closed.
What the actual f*ck. Isn't this a form of match fixing?
— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) April 24, 2019
What is the point of Jesse Lingard?
— Clinical Liz is Elite (@lizocg1) April 24, 2019
Some would say Jesse Lingard knew what he was doing 😅 pic.twitter.com/LMc9xa7GOn
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 24, 2019