Alan Shearer named his Team of the Week and included three Tottenham men following Saturday’s win over Manchester City. He has also included two Newcastle players, following the draw against West Ham.
Newcastle from behind earned a well-deserved, and possibly vital, point to draw 1-1 against West Ham at the London Stadium. Despite ending their winning streak, it maintained their unbeaten streak to six games.
Joe Willock scored the winner for Newcastle in what is believed to be the former Arsenal man’s performance of the season – and he was named to Shearer’s side. Villa’s on-loan defender Matt Targett was also brought on for just his second game.
Then on Saturday, Tottenham beat Manchester City in a stunning advertisement for the Premier League – reasserting themselves as Pep Guardiola’s demonic side. Harry Kane produced a stunning performance, scoring twice for Spurs.
Shearer included Kane after praising the Spurs man in Match of the Day, while also defender Eric Dier – who returned from a groin injury. Shearer also named Antonio Conte as his manager of the week.
Shearer TOTW: Newcastle and Tottenham stars dominate
Kane was definitely the player of the weekend. Dier is also almost perfect for Spurs – and must be, to prevent Manchester City from winning. Spurs have conceded twice, but both were excellent wins.
Conte deserves credit for strangling Manchester City in midfield, having 75% of possession but still causing City to counter-attack. Newcastle and Eddie Howe are also fantastic, with a big point.
Toon was brilliant and unlucky not to win – with a remarkable performance by Dan Burn and eye-catching Jacob Murphy. Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho may find it difficult after shining against Leeds.
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