Shearer: Perez stepped up in Vardy's absence

24 Jan 2020
Ayoze Perez, Leicester City v West Ham

Premier League Champion praises Leicester's two-goal hero against West Ham who is a member of his team of the week

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Two goals from Ayoze Perez helped Leicester City to a 4-1 victory over West Ham United and earned the Spaniard a place in Alan Shearer's best XI for Matchweek 24.

Perez stepped up to fill in superbly after Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy was forced off injured in the opening half of Tuesday night's match as the Foxes bounced back from successive defeats in style.

Aaron Ramdsale (BOU) | BOU 3-1 BHA

He made a string of crucial second-half saves to earn AFC Bournemouth a vital three points and a first win in seven matches.

Ricardo Pereira (LEI) | LEI 4-1 WHU

A constant threat down the right for Leicester and showed his worth with a goal and an assist.

Florian Lejeune (NEW) | EVE 2-2 NEW

With two stoppage-time goals for my old team, how can I leave him out?

Ben Mee (BUR) | MUN 0-2 BUR

Solid at the back for Burnley, Mee didn't give Manchester United a sniff at goal. He also contributed to the first goal for Chris Wood in a famous win at Old Trafford.

Charlie Taylor (BUR) | MUN 0-2 BUR

He made a crucial block on Anthony Martial early on when the score was 0-0 and kept Manchester United's attackers quiet.

Adama Traore (WOL) | WOL 1-2 LIV

Not many players give Liverpool as many problems as Traore did on Thursday as his form continues to rise.

Jordan Henderson (LIV) | WOL 1-2 LIV

Liverpool's captain drove his side forward in the first half with a goal and helped them weather the Wolves' storm in the second, as well as supplying the assist for Roberto Firmino's late winner.

Jack Grealish (AVL) | AVL 2-1 WAT

The Aston Villa midfielder has added consistency to his game, performing at a high level week-in week-out. 

Nathan Redmond (SOU) | CRY 0-2 SOU

He scored a great goal and looked a threat every time he got the ball for Southampton.

Ayoze Perez (LEI) | LEI 4-1 WHU

He made sure Leicester did not miss the injured Vardy, netting two goals after the team's top scorer was forced off.

Gabriel Martinelli (ARS) | CHE 2-2 ARS

What a kid! Martinelli ran tirelessly in a defensive effort and took his goal with ice in his veins to earn 10-man Arsenal a point.

Manager: Sean Dyche (BUR) | MUN 0-2 BUR

He has turned the team's form around with back-to-back wins, including a first victory for the Clarets in 58 years at Old Trafford.

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