Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
SWOOPING

Jesse Lingard has just scored one of the best headers you’ll see all season

Jesse Lingard put Man United 2-0 up in their EFL tie against Swansea with a beautifully pleasing header

There’s nothing more pleasing than a headed goal.

Give us a technically perfect header over a long-range missile or volley any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

EXCLUSIVE DREAM TEAM OFFER: BET £5, GET £20 FREE

Take Jesse Lingard’s second goal against Swansea for example.

For starters, look where Lingard (no.14) starts his run.

He’s pretty much out of shot

4
He’s pretty much out of shot

Matteo Darmian’s cross is perfect, but so is the timing of the run from Lingard.

Both centre-backs were so focused on stopping Rashford that they completely forgot about Lingard, whom none of the midfielders had tracked.

But making the run is one thing. Executing the next part is a whole different kettle of fish.

Lingard arrived at the edge of the box and swooped to beat Swansea goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Perfect timing

4
Perfect timing

Perfect execution

4
Perfect execution

By the time the ball crossed the line Lingard had travelled from the edge of the area to the six-yard-box.

Heading perfection.

It’s just a shame he went and ruined it all by celebrating an imaginary flute.

Better than dabbing, but only just.