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Ayoze Perez makes Darren Bent’s Premier League alternative team of the weekend

3 years ago

Ayoze Perez came off the bench on Saturday and scored the winning goal.

Such is football, the Spaniard had started nine matches previously and hardly threatened, then only 20 minutes after replacing the injured Muto, he produces an excellent finish.

Right place right time.

Asked to choose his Premier League team of the week, Darren Bent went for the entire Leicester 11 that beat Cardiff.

The former Sunderland striker saying that in the exceptional circumstances they did a remarkable job.

No disagreement with that here.

However, as well as that, Darren Bent also picked his ‘alternative’ Premier League team of the week, incorporating players from the other clubs.

He includes Ayoze Perez  due to ‘scoring a hugely important goal for Newcastle’ and of course this is how these teams of the week tend to work, especially when choosing players from less high profile games where not much in terms of highlights are shown.

Newcastle United yet again the last game on Match of The Day…

Perez took his goal well but of course it was Ki who turned the match in reality, winning the free-kick and getting the assist, as well as getting Newcastle playing some football at last.

Dubravka, Fernandez and Schar were all well ahead of Perez as well in terms of what they gave to the performance.

However, just great to see Newcastle talked of in any positive terms once again, long may the good news continue.

Darren Bent chooses his alternative team of the week for Sky Sports:

“My goalkeeper was Kasper Schmeichel, I felt he played really well and made good saves in difficult circumstances.

“Trent Alexander-Arnold kept Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in check really well on Saturday, with Arsenal using that left side as a way to get in. He defended really well, and Wes Morgan also gets in for the same sort of reasons as Schmeichel; he was a leader, a warrior. Virgil van Dijk was brilliant too, nearly scored and was solid in defence. Benjamin Mendy was fantastic, with assists and an engine down that left side.

“My midfield two are Lucas Torreira – who brings what Arsenal have been crying out for years, a central midfielder who can pass it and put his foot in – and of course David Silva; I can’t speak highly enough of him.

“In my three behind the striker; Raheem Sterling was unbelievable and is playing with confidence at the moment, Ayoze Perez scoring a hugely important goal for Newcastle, and Richarlison again was out of this world, and gets them important goals.

“And up top, Alvaro Morata for Chelsea. He’s had a difficult time since coming to this country, but his form right now, and his form on Sunday, is deserved of a place.”


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