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Alan Shearer names two Newcastle United players in his Premier League team of the week

2 years ago

Alan Shearer could enjoy working on Match of The Day this time.

With only one win in nine Premier League matches, the victory over Cardiff was especially welcome for this particular Newcastle fan.

Two bonuses as well, in that there were three goals to talk about, the biggest winning margin for eight months, plus of course it was a decent display, especially in the second half.

On Saturday’s Match of The Day, Alan Shearer picked out three Newcastle players for special mention:

“He (Fabian Schar) has been a decent buy, three and a half million from Deportivo (Schar had that as a relegation release clause figure, which became active when they went down last season from La Liga).

“He (Schar) is playing on the right side of the centre of defence and I thought he was excellent.

“Commanding in the back four and winning headers for his team.

“He could have had a hat-trick and was a danger from set-pieces all afternoon.

“I thought he had an excellent game along with (Salomon) Rondon and young Sean Longstaff.”

Now Shearer has picked his official Premier League team of the week and included two of those three Newcastle players.

Longstaff and Schar included but Rondon losing out up front, tough opposition for the forward positions with Alan Shearer selecting Sane, Jota and Salah.


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