Jesse Lingard double gives Hammers three points against Aston Villa

Jesse Lingard marked his first West Ham game with a genuinely spectacular performance tonight but he insists three points were the most important thing!

The Hammers outclassed Aston Villa at Villa Park and won the game 3-1.

Tomas Soucek, of course, scored the opening goal but then it became the Lingard show!

On loan from Manchester United and fresh from a start to the season in which he has not played a single minute of Premier League football, he scored the second and third goals.

Both were bold finishes from difficult angles that stung the palms of Emiliano Martinez before hitting the back of the net.

Not only that, but the England international also dovetailed beautifully with Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio, adding an extra element to the Irons attack.

And he was thrilled to be back on a pitch playing top-level football, but he says the win has to take the priority!

Speaking to BT Sport, quoted by BBC, he said: “Three points is the most important thing, the team worked hard as a collective and we think about the next one against Fulham.

“The team have been great with me, I have settled in fairly quickly and some familiar faces help.

“In training we have that connection and built it up fairly quickly. On matchday it is fairly easy to play with Michail Antonio and Declan Rice.

“I started tonight, scored two goals and got three points. I was smiling before the game and during, I just enjoy playing football.”

“It has been a long time, I have come here to get game time and scored two goals but like I said, three points is the most important.”


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