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Shearer: Barnes too hot for Spurs to handle

26 Feb 2019

Premier League Champion includes Burnley's in-form forward in his Team of the Week

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The consistency of Burnley forward Ashley Barnes has caught the eye of the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer.

Barnes maintained his impressive form with the winner in Saturday's home 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

"The Burnley man proved a real handful for Spurs' defence," says Shearer.

With the Clarets now unbeaten in eight Premier League matches, Shearer has also chosen Sean Dyche as the manager for his Team of the Week.

Shearer's Team of the Week
Bernd Leno (ARS) | ARS 2-0 SOU

The Arsenal goalkeeper made some very good saves, including one at 0-0.

DeAndre Yedlin (NEW) | NEW 2-0 HUD

Didn't have to defend too much but looked very good going forward and had a hand in both Newcastle goals. 

James Tomkins (CRY) | LEI 1-4 CRY

The Crystal Palace centre-back was outstanding against Leicester

Victor Lindelof (MUN) | MUN 0-0 LIV

Saw off Mohamed Salah and never gave a kick to Liverpool's front three.

Luke Shaw (MUN) | MUN 0-0 LIV

The left-back was Man of the Match for Man Utd. Another who has improved under this manager.

Sean Longstaff (NEW) | NEW 2-0 HUD

MOM. So impressive again and ran the middle of the park.

Scott McTominay (MUN) | MUN 0-0 LIV

They didn't miss Nemanja Matic at all. This midfielder was up against three big players and was better than all of them. 

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) | LEI 1-4 CRY

This gifted winger ran Leicester ragged and crowned a bright display with two very good goals.

Troy Deeney (WAT) | CAR 1-5 WAT

I love his work ethic for the team, plus his goals. He gave the defenders a really tough time. 

Ashley Barnes (BUR) | BUR 2-1 TOT

The Burnley man has scored in four successive Premier League matches now and proved a real handful for Spurs' defence.

Gerard Deulofeu (WAT) | CAR 1-5 WAT

Became the first Watford player to score a top-flight hat-trick since Mark Falco in October 1986. Really playing well of late, with goals and assists. 

Manager: Sean Dyche (BUR) | BUR 2-1 TOT

He's doing an outstanding job again and got Burnley doing what they did so very well last year.

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