'Baffling' penalty gamble 'wrong on every level' as Ronaldo scores again: PL Wrap

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'Baffling' penalty gamble 'wrong on every level' as Ronaldo scores again: PL Wrap
David de Gea saved a stoppage-time penalty after Jesse Lingard broke West Ham hearts on his return to the club with a late strike in a 2-1 win for Manchester United on Sunday.

The Premier League encounter at the London Stadium appeared to be heading for a draw as the seconds ticked down before the action-packed finale.

But in a bitter blow for West Ham boss David Moyes, who tried to re-sign Lingard after his successful loan spell last season, the substitute curled in what turned out to be the winner in the 89th minute.

There was still time for heart-stopping drama as VAR ruled that United defender Luke Shaw had handled the ball in the area.

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Moyes threw on club captain Mark Noble to take the spot-kick but De Gea leapt to his left to keep it out, prompting wild scenes of celebration from the United players when the final whistle blew seconds later.

It was the Spaniard's first save from a penalty since April 2016, ending a run of 40 successive spot-kicks faced for club and country without a save, including shootouts.

Lingard's goal was welcome redemption for the England forward, whose woeful back-pass gifted Swiss side…
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