Jesse Lingard scores his second consecutive goal as England sensationally advances to Nations League finals
- United's midfielder has started The Three Lions' comeback against Croatia at Wembley
- Thanks to Harry Kane's winning goal in the 85th minute, Gareth Southgate's side will compete in the knockout stage next June
- It's been only the fourth goal for the 25-year-old winger since debuting for his national team in 2015
Despite the tough start in the tournament (England lost 1-2 to Spain and got a goalless draw against Croatia in their first two games in the Nations League), Gareth Southgate's players managed to get three points in a 3-2 victory over La Furia Roja before their decisive clash with The Chequered Ones at Wembley.
Group A5 standings before the game at Wembley
England conceded the first goal of the game as Andrej Kramaric broke the deadlock just ten minutes after the break. However, Jesse Lingard decided it was time to save the nation and scored his second goal in a row for The Three Lions. His previous accurate shot was in a 3-0 victory over the USA in the international friendly.
Jesse Lingard's International Break— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) November 18, 2018
Changed the game for England vs Croatia. 🏴
The Nations League playoffs will consist of two semi-finals, the third-place playoff match and the final. The events will take place in Portugal from June 5 to June 9 in 2019. Gareth Southgate's team will face either France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland or Portugal.