Comrade of the Day: Matchday 11

25 June 2018, 11:23
Life After Football

BBQs and beers were all over England on Sunday as their national side sealed qualification to the knockout stages of the World Cup.

An unfancied side this year, in the eyes of their own fans, at least, the youthful nature of Gareth Southgate's side has lead to them becoming a popular team if not the most talented. But a 6-1 win at the World Cup finals proves that this side may just have a bit of both.

Harry Kane has already taken our Comrade of the Day title once and with two unstoppable penalty kicks and scrappy third goal completing a World Cup hat-trick, he could probably take the prize again. However, this time around, we're going for a guy whose finishing ability has often been questioned. And against Panama, Jesse Lingard answered those questions.

Scoring probably the goal of the day on Matchday 11, which is no easy task considering that seven goals were scored in this game alone, J-Lingz proved that's he's not only a worthy starter but also a player who can chip in with goals, too. Celebrated with some trademark moves, the Mancunian is one of many young talents in an England side that are striving to prove themselves. But he's our choice for Matchday 11's Comrade of the Day.