Shearer: Milner excelled in two roles

24 Nov 2020
Alan Shearer Team of the Week, Matchweek 9

Premier League Champion hails versatile midfielder as he picks his MW9 Team of the Week

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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool lie first and second in the Premier League and, after impressive Matchweek 9 wins, it is their players who dominate Alan Shearer's Team of the Week. 

Injuries meant that James Milner was called into a makeshift defence for the champions, but the 34-year-old proved his great versatility by slotting in seamlessly at right-back, before switching to midfield.

Shearer, the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer, was impressed with Milner, who forced Jonny Evans' goal and registered an assist for Roberto Firmino with two corner kicks in their 3-0 win over Leicester City.

Alex McCarthy (SOU) | WOL 1-1 SOU

"He was excellent and made four outstanding saves to earn his team a point."

James Milner (LIV) | LIV 3-0 LEI

"Brilliant at right-back in the first half, the experienced campaigner was equally as good when he moved into midfield." 

Toby Alderweireld (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

"Like his defensive partner the Belgian stood strong."

Eric Dier (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

"Solid as a rock. He gave nothing away."

Andrew Robertson (LIV) | LIV 3-0 LEI

"The left wing-back produced another assist in a sparkling performance."

N’Golo Kante (CHE) | NEW 0-2 CHE

"This was a superb exhibition of reading the game and being one step ahead of everyone else."

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

"He was outstanding once more and bossed the midfield against Manchester City."

Diogo Jota (LIV) | LIV 3-0 LEI

"Another brilliant signing, Jota was unplayable against Leicester. Wow! Quite magnificent."

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) | FUL 2-3 EVE

"Two more goals for the Premier League’s top scorer. He is looking deadly in front of goal."

Harry Kane (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

"No goals but another assist makes it nine for the season already. He was just too clever for Man City. Man of the match."

Tammy Abraham (CHE) | NEW 0-2 CHE

"Scored one, could have had more and looked full of confidence. Was simply too good for Newcastle United's backline."

Manager: Jose Mourinho (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

"Outsmarted his old rival Pep Guardiola with a tactical masterclass."

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