Premier League: Lingard edges Iheanacho, becomes player of the month

West Ham forward Jesse Lingard, on loan from Manchester United, has been named April’s Premier League Player of the Month.

The 28-year-old scored four goals in four league games last month, taking his tally to nine for the season since joining West Ham on loan at the start of February.

Lingard had not played a minute of Premier League football this season prior to his Manchester United exit, but has been directly involved in 12 goals since his arrival at West Ham.

Only Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho posts better figures.

The transformation has seen Lingard win back his England place for the first time in two years – ahead of this summer’s Euros.

Lingard, who was a regular starter for England at the 2018 World Cup, recently revealed he came close to taking a ‘timeout’ from football during lockdown, as he battled mental health issues and his mother’s depression.

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