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Redknapp with surprise choice of Newcastle United player for Premier League team of the week

12 months ago
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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 Mohamed Diame man of the match in our interactive player ratings – but it is another NUFC star who makes Redknapp’s team.

Jonjo Shelvey was second in those fan ratings but it isn’t him either.

At the back, Paul Dummett and then Jamaal Lascelles were next up in the supporter ratings, but neither of them.

Instead, Florian Lejeune is a bit of a surprise choice this weekend for Jamie Redknapp.

The French centre-back has made a brilliant return to the team.

With Ciaran Clark out injured, Lejeune came in alongside Lascelles and together they have helped produce three clean sheets in five games, with 10 points from a possible 15.

The full Jamie Redknapp Premier League team of the week for The Mail:

Schmeichel (Leicester)

Masuaku (West Ham)

Lejeune (Newcastle United)

Rice (West Ham)

Lowton (Burnley)

Ransey (Arsenal)

Alli (Tottenham)

D Silva (Man City)

Sane (Man City)

Lukaku (Man Utd)

Arnautovic (West Ham)

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 1 Huddersfield 0

Goals:

Newcastle: Perez 80

Possession was Huddersfield 37% Newcastle 63%

Total shots were  Huddersfield 4 Newcastle 18

Shots on target were Huddersfield 0 Newcastle 3

Corners were  Huddersfield 3 Newcastle 3

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 67), Shelvey, Diame (Hayden 79), Shelvey, Kenedy, Gayle (Slimani 75)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Murphy

Crowd: 52,261 (3,000 Huddersfield)

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 1 Huddersfield 0 go HERE)

(Despite not one effort on target David Wagner says Huddersfield didn’t deserve to lose! Read HERE)

(Rafa Benitez reaction to the win HERE)

(Paul Merson gets very animated after watching Newcastle 1 Huddersfield 0 – Read it HERE)

(Alan Shearer loving what he saw as Newcastle beat Huddersfield – Read it HERE)

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