Kelechi Iheanacho Suffers Defeat to Man United Star for Prestigious Premier League Award

Kelechi Iheanacho Suffers Defeat to Man United Star for Prestigious Premier League Award

- Jesse Lingard has been named April's best Premier League player

- The West Ham United striker scored four goals in 4 games last month

- Lingard beat Super Eagles and Leicester City star Iheanacho to win the award

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Jesse Lingard who is currently playing for West Ham United on loan from Manchester United has been named as the best Premier League player for the month of April beating Kelechi Iheanacho for the award.

Since he moved to West Ham United from Old Trafford, the England international has been superb in all competitions for his new side.

It will be recalled that Jesse Lingard explained that he was on the verge of quitting football during the lock-down based on the issues he had.

In the month of April, Jesse Lingard scored four goals for West Ham United in the Premier League taking his tally to nine so far this term according to GOAL.

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Before joining West Ham United, Jesse Lingard did not play any Premier League game for Manchester United this term, but he has been directly involved in 12 goals at his new club.

According to Sky Sport, Jesse Lingard explained that he was battling mental health issues then which made things difficult for him.

"I was going into games happy sitting on the bench, and that's not me. My mind wasn't there, I wasn't focused at all.
"I opened up to United and told them what I was going through, what my mum was going through, and they're always there to help.''

Meanwhile, West Ham United are currently occupying sixth position on the Premier League table with three games remaining to end the season.

Jesse Lingard.
Jesse Lingard wins Premier League best player award for April. Photo by Jon Super
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how impressive West Ham United striker Jesse Lingard reacted to his side’s 2-1 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday, February 27.

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The Manchester United loanee has been in blistering form for the Hammers since he left the Old Trafford club.

Manchester City continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League after they narrowly beat West Ham United by 2-1 at the Etihad.

Two of City's center-back Ruben Dias and John Stones scored in each half of the game as Mikhail Antonio got the Hammers' only goal.

Jesse Lingard had another good game for West Ham as he was at the centre of everything they did going forward and got the assist for Antonio's goal.

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