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Shearer: Buendia was everywhere against Man City

17 Sep 2019
Emiliano Buendia, Norwich

Premier League Champion says midfielder was pivotal in Norwich's triumph and earns place in his Team of the Week

Teemu Pukki grabbed the headlines on Saturday but just as pivotal to Norwich City's 3-2 victory over Manchester City was their all-action midfielder Emiliano Buendia, says Alan Shearer

Buendia assisted two of Norwich's three goals in the 3-2 win and the Argentinian playmaker did not stop there. 

He made nine recoveries and four tackles in a brilliant individual display that gives him a place in the Premier League Champion's team of best Matchweek 5 performers.

"Buendia did it all against the reigning champions," says the competition's all-time leading scorer. "He got two assists and was absolutely everywhere."

Angus Gunn (SOU) | SHU 0-1 SOU

Another clean sheet, which included four very good saves.

Serge Aurier (TOT) | TOT 4-0 CRY

Offered so much going forward, grabbing an assist and forcing an own goal.

Harry Maguire (MUN) | MUN 1-0 LEI

Didn’t give Jamie Vardy a kick. He was dominant against his former club.

Toby Alderweireld (TOT) | TOT 4-0 CRY

Solid defensively and a passing masterclass from the Belgian.

Jamal Lewis (NOR) | NOR 3-2 MCI

A brilliant defensive display against both Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (SOU)SHU 0-1 SOU

More touches than anyone on the pitch. My Southampton man of the match.

Emiliano Buendia (NOR)NOR 3-2 MCI

Did it all against the reigning champions. He got two assists and was absolutely everywhere.

Son Heung-min (TOT) | TOT 4-0 CRY

Scored two goals and his electric movement was too good for Crystal Palace.

Tammy Abraham (CHE) | WOL 2-5 CHE

Chelsea's hat-trick hero. Say no more.

Roberto Firmino (LIV) | LIV 3-1 NEW

Had to be in the team after an outrageous performance. No goals but it was PlayStation stuff at times.

Sadio Mane (LIV) | LIV 3-1 NEW

A game-changing performance once again. He's so important to Liverpool.

Manager: Daniel Farke (NOR) | NOR 3-2 MCI

Not afraid to take the game to the champions. His bravery was fully rewarded.

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