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Garth Crooks picks Newcastle United star in his Premier League team of the week

5 months ago
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Garth Crooks has picked his best 11 performers from the weekend’s action.

The Premier League team of the weekend that has most impressed him.

Included in his top 11 is one player from the game at the King Power Stadium..

I think there were a few contenders on Friday night for a Premier League team of the week but no complaints with the identity of this Garth Crooks choice…

Crooks declaring: ‘Well he was electric.’

The BBC Sport man selecting Callum Wilson as he scored his eleventh and twelfth goals of the season.

Wilson the first Newcastle striker to score 12 or more in his Premier League debut season since Loic Remy in the 2013/14 season, when on loan from QPR.

I think Joe Willock and Martin Dubravka were also contenders for a PL team of the week and I feel Dubravka in particular could / should have had a place in this Garth Crooks side, his superiority compared to Kasper Schmeichel on the night almost certainly the difference between winning and not winning.

Garth Crooks declares about Friday night overall: ‘What a performance by Newcastle. The only question one needs to ask is why did Steve Bruce have to wait so long to see it?’

Hmmm, I think the question should be, why have NEWCASTLE FANS have had to wait so long, 73 Premier League matches under Bruce, for a performance like it?

Garth Crooks explains why he picked Callum Wilson in his Premier League team of the week and then the full eleven are listed below:

Callum Wilson:

“What a performance by Newcastle.

“The only question one needs to ask is why did Steve Bruce have to wait so long to see it?

“The injury to Leicester’s Jonny Evans certainly made a difference. Nevertheless the Magpies took Leicester apart from the word go.

“As for Callum Wilson, well he was electric.

“Two brilliantly taken goals gave Newcastle a 4-0 lead and now they can look forward to a very cushy summer.

“However I’m not entirely sure where Bruce goes from here. Newcastle fans will want more than 14th place especially when they see West Ham are pushing for a Champions League spot.

“Did you know?

“All 12 of Wilson’s Premier League goals for Newcastle have been scored in the second half, while he’s the first Magpies player to score 12 in his debut top-flight season for the club since Loic Remy scored 14 in 2013-14.”

Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Ben Godfrey (Everton)

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)

Ben Mee (Burnley)

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)

Adama Traore (Wolves)

Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)

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