Jesse Lingard bet: Man Utd midfielder's 98th-minute goal vs Leicester costs two fans


Can you remember the story we told last week about one fan having a bet on Jesse Lingard to not score or assist in the Premier League all season?

Well, 96 minutes into the final day of the season, it looked like an incredible bet from Antony Johnson.

Anthony got odds of 40/1 on Lingard ‘firing blanks’ and placed £3.30 on it. It meant he would win a cool £135.30.

Ok, not a life-changing amount of money but it looked to be a brilliant shout.

But 97 minutes and 51 seconds into Manchester United’s final game of the season against Leicester, Kasper Schmeichel decided he would attempt to take it past Lingard who had just come off the bench.

United were 1-0 up and Lingard was brought on to waste a bit of time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked to finish in the top four.

However, not even he could miss after stealing the ball from Schmeichel as he gratefully rolled the ball into the empty net.

Antony couldn’t help but see the funny side of it on Twitter.


He then followed that up with “Should never have doubted the true king. Top trolling by @JesseLingard.”



In fact, it seemed Antony predicted it was going to happen when Lingard came off the bench in the 77th-minute.

Anthony feared the worst and tweeted: "Hahahahaha it’s going to happen isn’t it!!!Good luck @JesseLingard.”


Lingard certainly had good luck to score his first Premier League of the campaign and break Antony’s heart in the process.

However, Antony later revealed that Paddy Power paid out on his bet but he donated the winnings to Black Lives Matter.

Incredible gesture.

But it seems Antony wasn’t the only fan who had placed the bet.

Another bet slip has emerged on Twitter with a certain Pete Selby placing £10 on the bet at 66/1. That meant Lingard’s goal cost him a huge £670!


We think Schmeichel should probably offer to pay their winnings...

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