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Shearer: Rice was relentless in success against Spurs

24 Feb 2021
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Premier League's record goalscorer hails West Ham star as he names his Team of the Week

West Ham United turned in another fine performance to defeat Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and moved into the top four.

For Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer, that derby triumph owed as much to their defensive resilience as it did to their attacking prowess.

At the heart of the victory was a determined display by Declan Rice, who, along with Tomas Soucek, was solid in shielding the rearguard and tireless going forward for West Ham.

Both midfielders have earned a place in Shearer's Team of the Week, in which they are joined by club-mates Craig Dawson and Jesse Lingard

Jordan Pickford (EVE) LIV 0-2 EVE
"Pulled off some crucial saves in a long-awaited derby win."

Joao Cancelo (MCI) ARS 0-1 MCI
"Didn’t have to do a lot of defending but gave Manchester City so many options going forward."

Craig Dawson (WHU) WHU 2-1 TOT
"The 30-year-old was once again superb at the back for the high-flying Hammers."

Michael Keane (EVE) LIV 0-2 EVE
"Excelled at the heart of a three-man central defence."

Ben Godfrey (EVE) LIV 0-2 EVE
"Gave an outstanding performance to keep the champions at bay."

Declan Rice (WHU) WHU 2-1 TOT
"Relentless. He made a couple of brilliant clearances when West Ham were under pressure."

Tomas Soucek (WHU) WHU 2-1 TOT
"Brave in defence and is forging a brilliant partnership with Rice."

Raphinha (LEE) LEE 3-0 SOU
"Crowned an excellent performance with a superb free-kick."

Jesse Lingard (WHU) WHU 2-1 TOT
"Scored again. Looks set to be a magnificent signing by David Moyes."

Patrick Bamford (LEE) LEE 3-0 SOU
"No English player has scored more PL goals than he this season."

Harvey Barnes (LEI) AVL 1-2 LEI
"With another goal and assist, he was integral to Leicester's third victory in four matches."

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti (EVE) LIV 0-2 EVE
"It had been a while since Everton won at Anfield, but they were deserved winners thanks to the brilliant tactics of their manager."

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