Declan Rice scores from the spot after a dispute with Jesse Lingard over who should take the penalty in West Ham’s win, before joking with the loaned star after the game: ‘He knew he had to give me a pen!’
- Jesse Lingard won a penalty after a sudden challenge from Chris Basham
- He then had a dispute with Declan Rice over who should take the penalty
- Rice got a header and scored in Hammers ’comfortable 3-0 win
- The two shared a joke about the dispute after the game in a video posted by Rice
Declan Rice joked with Jesse Lingard after their dispute over who should score a penalty during West Ham’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United.
Lingard, who has had a great start since joining Hammers on loan from Manchester United, won a penalty after a sudden challenge from Chris Basham.
After scoring two goals against Aston Villa, the 28-year-old was determined to take a shot, but Rice was a certain penalty taker.
Declan Rice and Jessa Lingard got into a dispute over who should take the penalty for West Ham
Designer Rice scored from the spot, and the two hugged and reconciled after the incident
After the match Rice joked with the borrowed Lingard ‘he knew he had to give me a pen’
Both players exchanged words before Lingard reluctantly let Rice take his strike kick, which turned West Ham into the lead.
Lingard was the first to celebrate with the shooter, and the two of them split up in a hug and joke about the incident.
After the game, the couple laughed at the incident as Rice posted a video on his social media account mocking Lingard while he was in the bathtub.
Rice joked, “He knew he had to give me a pen,” which makes Lingard laugh, pointing at Rice before the two of them split the five. Rice wrote the video titled “Brother of Love”.
The 22-year-old also referred to the incident during the interview for the BT Sport match after the match.
Asked about the discussion about criminal duties, he revealed: “I just said to Jesse, ‘Look, gaffer, I don’t want to be beaten by locker room assistants if I don’t accept that.’
‘I said I don’t want to be the guy who looks like I’m taking the ball off you, but I said,‘ I’m on their friend, so obviously I can get the ball ’.
“I buzzed to put it in the back of the net and, more importantly, we have three points.”
West Ham took a pleasant 3-0 victory which pushes them to fourth place in the league table
Despite his dispute with the named perpetrator of the criminal sanctions, Lingard received praise for resolving the incident.
Former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “It shows that there is maturity, some players would sulk in that situation.
“It’s a matter of ego, he puts that ego aside, but more importantly, he was a great spark in this game for West Ham.”
The goals of Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks sealed what was a leisurely victory for the Hammers who climbed into the top four above Liverpool.
Ferdinand added: ‘It was a great performance by West Ham and they didn’t really get out of first or second gear.
‘They did enough and they had a guy in Jesse Lingard who is currently of a different character, in a different form and is currently the one who lights up this stadium.
‘If West Ham and Manchester United go into the top four, he would like to have an impact because he is a winner, he is competitive and he has that instinct.
‘He has to put himself in the position that West Ham must compete for him at the end of this spell of the loan. He’s on the right track. If you get it every week, you’d want it. ‘
Rio Ferdinand praised Lingard after the match for resolving the situation and leaving the ego aside