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Jesse Lingard scored his first goal for England in nearly three years, as they took the lead against Andorra, and he broke out Cristiano Ronaldo's signature celebration.
Lingard narrowly missed out on Gareth Southgate's squad for the summer's Euros, after his incredible end of season form for West Ham United got him back in contention.
He was called up to the squad for the World Cup qualifiers this week despite playing just four minutes for Manchester United so far in the new campaign.
On Sunday evening, he earned his latest cap for the country and opened the scoring against Andorra in the 18th minute, slotting home after Bukayo Saka's cross.
It was incredibly his first international goal since November 2018 and, with the recent news he'd be teaming up with Ronaldo at United, there was only one way to celebrate.
The forward combined his signature 'JL' hand gesture with the six time Ballon d'Or winner's famous 'SIUUUUUU' celebration, in a way only Lingard could.
Lingard doing the Ronaldo SUI whilst doing the J-Lingz celebration😭😭 pic.twitter.com/8RZGbrHSUe— Ben (@UTDBenJJ) September 5, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo seeing Jesse Lingard use his celebration pic.twitter.com/Pvc3q7bpMs— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 5, 2021
Lingard doing the Ronaldo celebration 😭😭😭😭 no wonder he didn’t wanna go West Ham. He’s here for vibes— MS15 (@Sarfo15M) September 5, 2021
Lingard hit them with a Lingard x Cristiano Ronaldo celebration 😭— TC (@totalcristiano) September 5, 2021
Lingard doing Ronaldos celebration..— Lewis🏴☔️ (@LewisUtd___) September 5, 2021
Ronaldo when he sees him: pic.twitter.com/v2Q0q7FVRa
England 1 Andorra 0 - Jesse Lingard scores & brings out the Ronaldo celebration pic.twitter.com/I9c5gTligT— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) September 5, 2021
Lingard copying the Ronaldo celebration pic.twitter.com/LpY1qdUbB3— Matt (@SubIimeSadioV28) September 5, 2021
However the 28-year-old does have a strong connection with Real Madrid's all time top goalscorer, having been a very young player the first time the Portugal star was at United.
In a now famous video, Ronaldo coached the youngster whilst the pair were at the club.
If there was any doubt how much the England international idolises his new teammate, it's all gone after Sunday's celebration.
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