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Fan’s Jesse Lingard Bet On Him Failing To Score Or Assist In The Premier League Falls Through

Fan’s Jesse Lingard Bet On Him Failing To Score Or Assist In The Premier League Falls Through

A fan's astonishing bet on Jesse Lingard failing to score or assist in the Premier League this season has fallen through on the final day of the campaign.

Twitter user Antony Johnson revealed after 36 Premier League matches that he had placed the bet revolving around the 27-year-old Manchester United player.

Johnson bet £3.30 and could have received a return of £135.30 if Lingard hadn't found the back of the net in United's crucial clash with Leicester City.

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The Red Devils travelled away to Leicester on Sunday and needed a draw to secure Champions League football next season.

Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring from the spot-kick in the 71st minute before Lingard grabbed United's second deep into injury time.

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Johnson has tweeted since his bet fell through and saw the funny side of Lingard making him miss out on over £100.

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United's victory over Leicester means that the Red Devils finished third, with Chelsea capturing the final top-four spot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men still have the chance to end the season with silverware if they continue to progress in their Europa League campaign.

The United boss has already warned his players they "need to step it up" next season after securing Champions League football.

"That's another part of Champions League, of course, financial gain but that's not in my head," Solskjaer said.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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"The club know what I feel we need and we are going to try and pursue it. Let's see where we end up.

"For this team, it [Champions League] means better opposition next year and bigger games.

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"We need to step it up definitely, because every week when we have Champions League, you have to have your best team.

"It's not like this season with the Europa League when we can rest players and give minutes for the young lads.

"That's another stepping stone for these, you've got to be fitter, stronger and more robust."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, red devils, Premier League, Jesse Lingard

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]