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AP/Press Association Images Jesse Lingard enjoyed his first goal for Manchester United today.
# Young gun
Manchester United stay in touch at the top of the Premier League thanks to Lingard's first goal
The youngster scored the opener at Old Trafford.

JESSE LINGARD SCORED his first Manchester United goal as the Old Trafford outfit beat West Brom 2-0 this afternoon.

The 22-year old produced a tidy finish from the edge of the area seven minutes into the second half to give Louis van Gaal’s side the lead.

Juan Mata made sure of all three points from the penalty spot after the productive Anthony Martial was brought down by Gareth McAuley late on; the Northern Ireland defender receiving a red card for his troubles.

It may have been a very different result had Saido Berahino not missed a gilt-edged opportunity to equalise when he headed wide with the score still 1-0 when it seemed easier to score.

It was a first win in three Premier League games for United who remain in fourth spot, but are now just one point behind Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester.

Yet another clean sheet for David de Gea mean it’s now been over eight hours since the Red Devils have conceded a goal.

An Irish striker has ended his goalscoring drought in style this afternoon

This is not the news Martin O’Neill wanted so close to Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off

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