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Shearer: Dubravka key to Magpies' success

23 Dec 2019
Martin Dubravka, Newcastle United

Premier League Champion names three Newcastle players in his Team of the Week as they maintain unbeaten home run

Newcastle United continued their excellent home form in Matchweek 18 as they climbed above opponents Crystal Palace and into the top half of the Premier League table.

The 1-0 win against the Eagles made it eight matches unbeaten at St James' Park for Steve Bruce's side.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka made four crucial saves to take his place as one of three Newcastle players selected by Premier League Champion Alan Shearer in the Team of the Week.

Martin Dubravka (NEWNEW 1-0 CRY

Impressive once again, keeping his fifth clean sheet of the season.

Kyle Walker (MCIMCI 3-1 LEI

Was diligent in his defensive duties and also very good going forward.

Chris Basham (SHUBHA 0-1 SHU

Another win and another clean sheet for Sheffield United. In truth, any of the three centre-backs could have made the cut.

Fikayo Tomori (CHETOT 0-2 CHE

Solid as a rock as he marked his return to the starting XI with an assured display. 

Paul Dummett (NEWNEW 1-0 CRY

Was exceptional down the left in the absence of Jetro Willems.

Riyad Mahrez (MCIMCI 3-1 LEI

Gave Ben Chilwell a torrid time as he starred against his former club.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCIMCI 3-1 LEI

Outstanding once again. Ran the game and provided a superb assist for Gabriel Jesus.

Willian (CHETOT 0-2 CHE

The Brazilian produced a magical two-goal display, capped by a sublime strike to open the scoring against Tottenham Hotspur.

Miguel Almiron (NEWNEW 1-0 CRY

Worked his socks off and eventually scored his first Premier League goal after 27 matches.

Raul Jimenez (WOLNOR 1-2 WOL

Scored the winner against Norwich City to continue his impressive season.

Danny Ings (SOUAVL 1-3 SOU

His two goals in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa made it 10 from his last 12 league appearances. He is simply on fire.

Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl (SOU)

It's now three wins in five matches for Southampton as they moved above Villa and out of the relegation zone.

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