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Manchester United Run Riot As Jesse Lingard Finally Breaks His Goal Drought

Manchester United Run Riot As Jesse Lingard Finally Breaks His Goal Drought

Manchester United scored five first half goals against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup fourth round and even Jesse Lingard managed to get on the scoresheet.

When it comes to the FA Cup the television cameras often follow the game where the giant killing is a possibility, and at least hoped for, but United managed to put that idea to bed pretty early on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team looked a bit nervy early on, with a bit of pinball in their box in the third minute, but Harry Maguire gave the visitors the lead on 10 minutes with a brilliant strike to score his first goal for the club.

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Just three minutes later the surprise goalscorers list was added to as Diogo Dalot also scored his first ever goal for the club.

The right back played a brilliant one-two with Anthony Martial before cutting in from the right, driving into the box, fooling the defender and smashing the ball home.

Three minutes later Lingard added United's third. An attacking midfielder might have been expected to score but the 27-year-old hasn't scored in domestic competition for over a year.

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His one year anniversary of the last goal came on Saturday, which was a goal against Arsenal in the FA Cup. Despite being given help by no Tranmere player closing him down, it was an excellent shot from Lingard.

The Premier League side then had to wait another 25 minutes to add to their goal count and once again it wasn't the scorer that anyone would have been expecting.

Phil Jones had already been booked and found himself covered in mud after just a few minutes but he rose high to add the fourth of the game with a decent floating header.

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In injury time Anthony Martial added a fifth with a curling effort from inside the area.

United fans will wish they could play League One teams every week.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.