Shearer: Cancelo is an extraordinary talent

8 Nov 2021

Premier League's all-time leading scorer names Man City full-back in his Matchweek 11 best XI

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The prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo would fill most defenders with fear, but thanks to a dominant display by Joao Cancelo, it was Manchester City who took derby honours with a 2-0 victory at Manchester United.

For Alan Shearer, Cancelo was the standout performer at Old Trafford, helping his side nullify the threat of Portugal team-mate Ronaldo. The full-back's early cross was turned into his own net by Eric Bailly before Cancelo produced an assist for Bernado Silva's second.

Cancelo's contribution cemented a place for himself in Hall of Fame inductee Shearer's Matchweek 11 Team of the Week.

Nick Pope (BUR) CHE 1-1 BUR

Burnley's goalkeeper withstood the Chelsea onslaught with some big saves before they snatched an impressive draw against the leaders.

Reece James (CHE) CHE 1-1 BUR

Chelsea's right-back continues to shine, with a pinpoint cross for Kai Havertz to head in. He looks such a threat and has a huge future ahead of him.

Benjamin White (ARS) ARS 1-0 WAT

White was commanding in defence, building play from the back and not giving the Watford attack much of a sniff. His mazy run was also key to Emile Smith Rowe's goal that sealed the win.

Mohammed Salisu (SOU) SOU 1-0 AVL

Another impressive display from Southampton's centre-back, who has been a revelation this season. He made some crucial challenges and interceptions in the 1-0 home victory over Aston Villa.

Joao Cancelo (MCI) MUN 0-2 MCI

One assist and another wicked cross for Bailly's own goal, the Portuguese is an extraordinary talent and is a key attacking outlet for Man City on that left side.

Mathias Normann (NOR) BRE 1-2 NOR

The midfielder has been a bright spark for Norwich City this season and he inspired a much-needed first victory, a 2-1 win at Brentford, with a superb opening goal.

Cheikhou Kouyate (CRY) CRY 2-0 WOL

Kouyate was a powerhouse in midfield, keeping an in-form Wolves side quiet in their 2-0 success and providing the base for another fine result for Crystal Palace.

Conor Gallagher (CRY) CRY 2-0 WOL

The Chelsea loanee was brilliant for Palace yet again, scoring a great goal to wrap up the win. It's been an outstanding season for the playmaker and there’s plenty more to come.

Bernardo Silva (MCI) MUN 0-2 MCI

Wow! What a performance, what a season, what a player. Silva showed his class with a goal and a brilliant all-round display for the champions against Man Utd in the derby.

Pablo Fornals (WHU) WHU 3-2 LIV

Fornals' corner wreaked havoc for the opener and he scored West Ham's second in a memorable victory over Liverpool. Yet again a key performer for the Hammers.

Adam Armstrong (SOU) SOU 1-0 AVL

Armstrong got Saints up and running on Friday night with a stunning strike and gave the Villa defence a tough time with his tireless work rate.

Manager: David Moyes (WHU) WHU 3-2 LIV

A Moyes masterclass! The Scot is showing just how good a manager he is and is getting the very best out of this fantastic West Ham team. Liverpool's first loss in 25 matches too.

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