Redknapp selects Newcastle United player for Premier League team of the week
A Premier League weekend full of some great matches and outstanding goals, Jamie Redknapp now having picked his best 11 players from the games on Saturday and Sunday.
Newcastle fans made Jonjo Shelvey their man of the match in our interactive player ratings – but it is another NUFC star who makes Redknapp’s team.
I have to say that Jamie Vardy’s goal for Leicester at West Brom was breathtaking but I think for technique, you would have to say Kenedy’s first wasn’t far behind.
Jamie Redknapp picks the Newcastle winger in his PL best 11 of the weekend and I wouldn’t argue with that, especially with the Brazilian adding a second after a great sweeping team move on the counter-attack.
However, I do wonder how much Redknapp actually saw of the Newcastle game?
Obviously he’ll pick his team largely on highlights and I think Jonjo Shelvey is a glaring miss this weekend for Jamie Redknapp.
When you see Shelvey play like that, there is no doubt he could do it for England if getting some consistency.
I think his display was better than the one against Man Utd and was pretty much a complete performance, both in attack and defence.
The full Jamie Redknapp Premier League team of the week for The Mail:
Young (Man Utd)
Matic (Man Utd)
Rashford (Man Utd)
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Southampton 0
Newcastle: Kenedy 2, 29, Ritchie 57
Possession was Southampton 63% Newcastle 37%
Total shots were Southampton 6 Newcastle 7
Shots on target were Southampton 2 Newcastle 5
Corners were Southampton 6 Newcastle 2
Referee: Andre Marriner
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey (Merino 83), Kenedy (Atsu 78), Gayle (Joselu 69)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Murphy
Crowd: 52,246 (Southampton 1,600)
(Alan Shearer raves about loan signing and Newcastle’s win but admits to mixed emotions. Read HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the three goal win HERE)
(Mauricio Pellegrino couldn’t believe what he was watching – His reaction HERE)
(3 positives and 3 negatives from Saturday’s match – Read HERE)
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