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Shearer: Willock had a magnificent debut

9 Feb 2021
Joe Willock, Shearer TOTW

Premier League's record goalscorer praises midfielder's immediate impact for Newcastle

Joe Willock certainly hit the ground running at Newcastle United, marking his debut for the club with the opening goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over Southampton.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who arrived on loan from Arsenal last month, was excellent throughout and his display impressed Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer.

Willock is one of three Newcastle players to earn a place in Shearer's Team of the Week.

Emiliano Martinez (AVL) AVL 1-0 ARS

"Another clean sheet. It must have been awkward for his former club Arsenal seeing him perform so well against them."

Isaac Hayden (NEW) NEW 3-2 SOU

"The midfielder is doing a superb job filling in in an unfamiliar role at centre-half."

John Stones (MCI) LIV 1-4 MCI

"Stones didn't put a foot wrong. Again he gave nothing away."

Ezri Konsa (AVL) AVL 1-0 ARS

"A solid partnership again with Tyrone Mings that kept Arsenal quiet."

Joe Willock (NEW) NEW 3-2 SOU

"Welcome to Newcastle! What a magnificent debut, and one he won't forget."

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) MUN 3-3 EVE

"Produced a stunning strike that should have made sure of three points for Manchester United."

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) LIV 1-4 MCI

"Scored twice and could even afford to miss a penalty in another top midfield performance."

Miguel Almiron (NEW) NEW 3-2 SOU

"His best game for Newcastle. Magnificent. Two goals and ran miles for the team when they were down to nine men."

Phil Foden (MCI) LIV 1-4 MCI

"Outstanding. Capped another superb display with a great finish. What a talent."

Harry Kane (TOT) TOT 2-0 WBA

"He’s back! Scored one goal and played a part in the second for Son Heung-min."

Raheem Sterling (MCI) LIV 1-4 MCI

"He gave Trent Alexander-Arnold a difficult afternoon from start to finish, running him ragged and getting a deserved goal."

Manager: Pep Guardiola (MCI) LIV 1-4 MCI

"He masterminded his first win at Anfield in some style. Using Foden as a roaming false 9 worked brilliantly."

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