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Shearer: That could be Nelson's biggest 22 minutes ever

7 Mar 2023
MW26 TOTW

Premier League's record goalscorer names Arsenal's super sub in his Team of the Week

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A dramatic winner in the dying seconds by substitute Reiss Nelson kept Arsenal five points ahead of Manchester City in the title race and made it impossible for Alan Shearer to ignore the super sub when selecting his best XI of Matchweek 26.

Trailing 2-1 to AFC Bournemouth in the 69th minute, Arsenal needed a spark, and Nelson came off the bench to inspire an astonishing 3-2 comeback victory. Seconds after coming on he teed up Ben White for the equaliser, and he then thumped home the winner himself deep into stoppage time.

Nelson’s incredible impact has earned him a place in the Team of the Week chosen by the Premier League's all-time top scorer Shearer.

Jose Sa (WOL)
"His early save from Dejan Kulusevski was the first of three or four really important stops as he kept Spurs out."
 
Lewis Dunk  (BHA)
"A defensive rock at the back as Brighton kept a clean sheet. Didn’t give West Ham a kick." 
 
Wesley Fofana (CHE)
"Key at both ends of the pitch. Not only did he score the winner with his first goal for Chelsea, he was calm and assured at the back too."

Andrew Robertson (LIV)
"Superb. This has to be up there with his best performances in a Liverpool shirt. He tore Manchester United to pieces down the left flank." 

Moises Caicedo (BHA)
"Bossed it in midfield, showing great quality and composure to keep Brighton’s challenge for a European place on course."
 
Brennan Johnson (NFO)
"Scoring another two goals, he is Forest’s big hope for staying in the Premier League."

Phil Foden (MCI)
"Foden is well and truly back in the groove, which is great news for Pep Guardiola."
 
Kaoru Mitoma (BHA)
"What an incredible signing he is proving to be. He gave West Ham a torrid afternoon from the start."
 
Mohamed Salah (LIV)
"Man Utd just could not cope with him. Salah’s two goals capped a magnificent performance in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Man Utd."
 
Cody Gakpo (LIV)
"Now starting to fire on all cylinders, adding another two goals. He was too hot for Man Utd to handle."
 
Reiss Nelson (ARS)
"Talk about an impact sub! Laid on the equaliser for White and then scored the winner. After playing only 90 minutes this season, this might be his most important 22 minutes ever!"
 
Manager: Jurgen Klopp (LIV)
"No one could have seen that 7-0 win coming. What a stunning performance from his team."

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