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Shearer: Ndidi won midfield battle against Liverpool

16 Feb 2021
Shearer TOTW Lead Teamplate MW24

Premier League's record goalscorer hails Leicester star as he names his Team of the Week

Leicester City stunned champions Liverpool on Saturday, scoring three times in the final 12 minutes of normal time to turn a defeat into a 3-1 victory.

For Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer, Wilfred Ndidi was the man who inspired the Foxes' triumph.

The midfielder made 19 ball recoveries, more than any other outfield player in a Premier League match this season, while also setting up Harvey Barnes' goal.

Both players have earned a place in Shearer's Team of the Week. 

Emiliano Martinez (AVL) BHA 0-0 AVL
“He was brilliant again, making five or six very good saves. I make no apologies for including him on a weekly basis.”

Matt Lowton (BUR) CRY 0-3 BUR
“Played his part in the clean sheet and scored a spectacular goal.”

James Tarkowski (BUR) CRY 0-3 BUR
“He gave nothing away at the heart of the Burnley defence.”

Craig Dawson (WHU) WHU 3-0 SHU
“An unsung hero of this West Ham United team who are fighting for a top-four spot.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko (MCI) MCI 3-0 TOT
“Very good in everything he did, helping Manchester City attack while also protecting his side against Tottenham Hotspur’s attempts to counter.”

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) MCI 3-0 TOT
“Another spectacular performance, winning the penalty for the all-important opening goal before scoring twice himself.”

Wilfred Ndidi (LEI) LEI 3-1 LIV
“Gave great protection to the defence when Liverpool were on top, and then won the midfield battle when Leicester hit back so impressively.”

Pedro Neto (WOL) SOU 1-2 WOL
“A huge talent who is having a fine season. He changed the game and scored a great goal.”

Josh Maja (FUL) EVE 0-2 FUL
"With both goals on his full debut, he may have just given Fulham a chance of staying up.”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) ARS 4-2 LEE
“He was magnificent as he scored his first Premier League hat-trick.”

Harvey Barnes (LEI) LEI 3-1 LIV
“A great performance in front of the watching England manager Gareth Southgate, winning the free-kick for the equaliser before scoring Leicester’s third goal.”

Manager: Sean Dyche (BUR) CRY 0-3 BUR
“He masterminded a brilliant away win. Crystal Palace didn’t know what had hit them as they found themselves 2-0 down inside 10 minutes.”

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