Punter robbed of $1200 on final kick of Premier League season

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Jesse Lingard (pictured left) celebrating his 98th minute goal and (pictured right) a betting return slip.
Jesse Lingard's 98th minute goal against Leicester on the final day of the Premier League cost this punter more than $1,200. (Getty Images/Twitter)

The final day of the Premier League season was a rollercoaster and one punter would have been left fuming after a cheeky bet on an out-of-form Manchester United player starved him of $1200.

Manchester United qualified for the European Champions League at the expense of Leicester after a thrilling final-day of the season.

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United won 2-0 at Leicester through goals by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team a third-place finish on Sunday.

"I'm delighted. We've achieved a Champions League spot," said the United boss, whose side were eight points behind fourth place when the league restarted after the coronavirus break in June.

"We've come from way, way behind teams and gone past them. We've shown that we've got the consistency, the right mentality."

But one football fan wouldn’t have been delighted after Lingard scored since he had him to go throughout the 2019/20 season without a goal or assist.

To make matters worse, Lingard scored his goal in the 98th minute after catching Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel dawdling on the ball.

Lingard was sitting on 21 appearances with no goals, no assists and just 20 shots for the season before the final game.

Unfortunately, fans found the funny side to the bet with others also putting money on the same outcome.

$300 million blunder haunts relegated side

A dramatic final day of the Premier League season had fans holding their breath after Aston Villa fought for a draw to remain in the top flight, but Bournemouth could be cursing a technology blunder back in June that has ultimately cost the team more than $300 million.

The battle to avoid the two remaining relegation places went to the wire as Aston Villa scored in the 84th minute, conceded a minute later, then held on for 1-1 draw at West Ham to survive.

Bournemouth did what they had to do and beat Everton, 3-1, but ended up one point behind Villa.

But fans have pointed out a crucial moment after the ‘unprecedented’ goal-line technology blunder, which denied Sheffield United a goal against Villa back in June, resulting in a draw between the teams.

That point ultimately has helped keep Villa afloat and has sent Bournemouth packing after five years in the top flight.

With AAP