LONGFORD'S Jesse Lingard was denied the chance to send England into the UEFA Nations League final in a moment of great controversy.

The former William Beamont High School pupil slotted home what looked like a winner against Holland in Guimaraes with barely five minutes remaining to spark wild celebrations among teammates and fans.

However, after a lengthy VAR check, it was ruled Lingard was marginally offside and the goal was disallowed.

Holland went on to win the semi-final clash 3-1 after extra time thanks to two horrendous defensive errors from Gareth Southgate's side.

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Jesse Lingard slots home

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The referee consults with the video officials following Lingard's goal

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The stadium is told the goal is being checked before the decision is made to rule it out