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Watch Jesse Lingard cap Manchester United's counterattack with a slick goal vs. Newcastle.

By The SI Staff
January 12, 2016

Manchester United has been under pressure all season for its inability to cobble together attractive attacking sequences under Louis van Gaal, but in the first half against Newcastle on Tuesday, the Red Devils did just that. 

Jesse Lingard capped a gorgeous counterattack, completing a lengthy overlapping run down the left to meet Wayne Rooney's layoff before finishing through the legs of Newcastle goalkeeper Robert Elliot to put United up 2-0 at the time. Lingard, like many international soccer players have done in recent weeks, celebrated with the dab. The celebration didn't last long, as Newcastle answered right back through Georginio Wijnaldum to slice the deficit in half.

Making matters worse, Lingard missed a golden opportunity early in the second half, and Newcastle equalized off a penalty kick through Aleksandar Mitrovic. The two teams traded late finishes on great hits (Rooney for United, Paul Dummett for Newcastle) and each walked away with a point after the 3-3 draw.

Nevertheless, watch Lingard's finish and United's rare, fluid counterattack below:

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