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Kompany got reward for his hunger, says Shearer

7 May 2019
Vincent Kompany, Man City

Premier League Champion praises Man City defender's attitude as he selects his best team of Matchweek 37

He scored a potentially title-deciding goal for Manchester City on Monday night, but it is Vincent Kompany's resilience throughout his career that has struck Alan Shearer as much as his impressive, long-range goal.

"There aren't many players like him, with that attitude, that hunger," said Shearer, the Premier League Champion, who has included the City captain in his Team of the Week.

"He's had injuries, he's been down on the floor and has had to pick himself up and go again. He's done that so, so many times."

Mark Travers (BOU) | BOU 1-0 TOT

What a debut for the 19-year-old! Man of the match for a string of saves as he kept a clean sheet against Spurs. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) | NEW 2-3 LIV

Two wicked deliveries took the defender to 11 assists for the season and kept Liverpool's title dream alive.

Vincent Kompany (MCI) | MCI 1-0 LEI

There aren't many players as determined as him, with that attitude, that hunger.

He's had injuries, he's been down on the floor and had to pick himself up and go again. He's done that so, so many times.

Nathan Ake (BOU) | BOU 1-0 TOT

The defender was not deterred playing in an unfamiliar midfield role and deserved to score his stoppage-time winner. 

Matt Doherty (WOL) | WOL 1-0 FUL

The flying wing-back is absolutely integral to how Wolves play, setting up the winning goal with a smart cross for Leander Dendoncker

Mark Noble (WHU) | WHU 3-0 SOU

The 31-year-old is getting stronger as the season goes on.

He bossed the midfield against Southampton and his fine through-ball set up Marko Arnautovic's opening goal. 

Leander Dendoncker (WOL) | WOL 1-0 FUL

The midfielder keeps making runs into the box and got his reward with a second Premier League goal. He has stepped up to help Wolves seal seventh place, and potentially a place in Europe.

Andros Townsend (CRY) | CAR 2-3 CRY

A stunning display from the winger. Townsend was the best player on the pitch and added to his assist for Wilfried Zaha with a superb solo goal of his own.

Eden Hazard (CHE) | CHE 3-0 WAT

A dose of Belgian brilliance. After setting up two goals he was unlucky not to crown a dominant display with a strike himself. 

Salomon Rondon (NEW) | NEW 2-3 LIV

How close did he come to derailing Liverpool's title bid? Newcastle's No 9 gave Virgil van Dijk a torrid time to go into double figures in a season for the first time.

Marko Arnautovic (WHU) | WHU 3-0 SOU

The Austrian looks a man reborn. After assisting the winner at Spurs last week he went better this time with a brilliant brace.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp (LIV) | NEW 2-3 LIV

Klopp's substitutes came to the party to keep Liverpool in the title race. Xherdan Shaqiri crossed for Divock Origi to head in what could yet be a vital goal for the Reds.

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