Shearer: Lamptey has a brilliant future ahead

22 Sep 2020
Tariq Lamptey

Premier League's record goalscorer hails Brighton's teenage wing-back as he picks five young players in his Team of the Week

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For Alan Shearer, the future looks bright in the Premier League after a weekend in which a number of young players shone.

The competition's all-time record goalscorer has selected his Team of the Week, and almost half of the players in his line-up are aged 23 or younger, qualifying for the Hublot Young Player of the Season award.

Brighton & Hove Albion wing-back Tariq Lamptey is the most junior player to get the nod.

The 19-year-old impressed with his pace, skill and attacking enterprise as the Seagulls won 3-0 away against Shearer's beloved Newcastle United

Emiliano Martinez (AVL) AVL 1-0 SHU

It was the perfect debut for a goalkeeper as he made a crucial penalty save on his way to keeping a clean sheet.

Tariq Lamptey (BHA) NEW 0-3 BHA

The teenager only played for an hour but that hour was outstanding. He was a constant threat with his pace and nearly scored a deserved goal. A brilliant future lies ahead. 

Mamadou Sakho (CRY) MUN 1-3 CRY

Old Trafford can be a tough place for visiting defenders but he kept Manchester United’s forwards very quiet in a dominant display. 

Ben White (BHA) NEW 0-3 BHA

Newcastle looked dangerous when they beat West Ham United in their opening fixture but they didn't manage a single shot on target as 22-year-old White and the rest of Brighton's rearguard kept them quiet.

Tyrick Mitchell (CRY) MUN 1-3 CRY

Another young defender who has quickly caught the eye. The 21-year-old won his personal battle and frustrated Man Utd's forwards.  

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) WOL 1-3 MCI

Man of the match again. How many times will we say that this season? He both won and scored the penalty that gave his side the lead and looked threatening every time he had the ball.

Phil Foden (MCI) WOL 1-3 MCI

Manchester City certainly aren't missing David Silva yet! The 20-year-old's movement was hugely impressive as he roamed all over the pitch to get on the ball and made a well-timed run into the box to score.

Son Heung-min (TOT) SOU 2-5 TOT

Ruthlessly exploited Southampton's high line, scoring four clinical goals. It could have been more.

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) MUN 1-3 CRY

Ran Man Utd's defence ragged and scored two goals, taking his tally to three in two matches. After not showing his finest form last season, he looks to be getting back to his best.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) EVE 5-2 WBA

Showed what a well-rounded striker he is as he scored his first career hat-trick, at the age of 23. He has pace, is strong in the air and has that great habit of being in the right place at the right time.

Sadio Mane (LIV) CHE 0-2 LIV

Won the match for Liverpool with his two goals. His quality and work-rate made the difference when Chelsea went down to 10 men as he headed in brilliantly before putting pressure on a goalkeeper lacking in confidence, and getting his rewards.

Manager: Roy Hodgson (CRY) MUN 1-3 CRY

Crystal Palace already look like a team that no-one will enjoy facing. After their 1-0 home win over Southampton, this was another masterclass in solid defending and counter-attacking football. 

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