Shearer: Fernandes turned the match

8 Dec 2020
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Bruno Fernandes underlined his importance to Manchester United once again with his second-half performance at West Ham United.

With his team trailing 1-0 at the break, Fernandes came off the bench and inspired a magnificent turnaround as the visitors ultimately triumphed 3-1.

Including the assist for Paul Pogba's equaliser, the Portuguese created eight chances, the most in a 45-minute Premier League appearance for almost 13 years.

That contribution made Fernandes an automatic pick as the competition's all-time leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer, chose his Team of the Week.

Nick Pope (BUR) BUR 1-1 EVE

"Made big saves, especially sticking out a foot to deny Gylfi Sigurdsson a late winner."

Reece James (CHE) CHE 3-1 LEE

"Started the turnaround with his low cross for Olivier Giroud. His deliveries are a dream for a centre-forward."

Eric Dier (TOT) TOT 2-0 ARS

"Arsenal put plenty of crosses into the box but Spurs’ centre-back repelled them time and again."

Fabinho (LIV) LIV 4-0 WOL

"Wolves have such pace on the break, and the Brazilian had Adama Traore running down his side, but his 1v1 defending was superb."

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) WBA 1-5 CRY

"He was everywhere, forcing an own goal from the right wing, scoring brilliantly from the left and netting another in the middle."

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (TOT) TOT 2-0 ARS

"A leader and a warrior, he protected his defence brilliantly again."

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) MCI 2-0 FUL

"Set up the opening goal with a great through-ball and then coolly converted his penalty."

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) WHU 1-3 MUN

"While Pogba scored a great goal, Fernandes changed the match, coming on at half-time and creating an unbelievable eight chances."

Christian Benteke (CRY) WBA 1-5 CRY

"His two goals provided a welcome reminder of what he can do."

Harry Kane (TOT) TOT 2-0 ARS

"Assisted Son Heung-min’s goal and then produced an emphatic finish of his own, while also helping out in his own box."

Son Heung-min (TOT) TOT 2-0 ARS

"Few players could have scored the goal he did. He is just so clinical."

Manager: Jose Mourinho (TOT) TOT 2-0 ARS

"Another counter-attacking masterclass. Seven points from back-to-back matches against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal without conceding a goal is impressive."

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