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20 Mar
2017

Lingard stars as Utd go fifth

Jesse Lingard scored a stunning goal as Manchester United dug in to pick up a 3-1 victory at Middlesbrough on Sunday to move up to fifth in the Premier League table.  United dominated the opening exchanges and deservedly took the lead through Marouane Fellaini in the 30th minute - the Belgium international's first league goal since December 2015.  The hosts pressed for an equaliser, but a sensational Lingard strike from 25 yards in the 62nd minute doubled United's lead. Substitute Rudy Gestede did give the hosts hope with a goal in the 78th minute - Middlesbrough's first from open play in over nine hours and 50 minutes of Premier League football - but despite late pressure, a fortuitous Antonio Valencia tap-in after a slip by Victor Valdes made sure the visitors took all three points.