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Shearer: Arnautovic led the line with authority

18 Sep 2018
Marko Arnautovic West Ham

West Ham forward makes PL Champion's Team of the Week after display at Everton

There is no higher a compliment than for Alan Shearer to single out a player for a "real centre-forward's performance".

That is how the league's all-time leading goalscorer described Marko Arnautovic's role in West Ham United's 3-1 win at Everton, the Hammers' first Premier League victory of the season.  

"He scored a very good goal and provided an assist when his team needed it most," says Shearer of Arnautovic, who features in his Matchweek 5 selection.

Also in the XI is West Ham's Andriy Yarmolenko, whose two goals at Goodison Park did not surprise the Premier League Champion, who has been tipping the Ukrainian as a player to watch this season. 

Shearer's Team of the Week
David De Gea (MUN) | WAT 1-2 MUN

The Spaniard made two excellent saves, including one in the last minute to deny Watford a point.

Matt Doherty (WOL) | WOL 1-0 BUR

The right-back was solid and provided a great assist.

Virgil van Dijk (LIV) | TOT 1-2 LIV

The Dutchman was a rock at the back and didn't give Harry Kane a kick.

Aymeric Laporte (MCI) | MCI 3-0 FUL

He was in cruise control all game for Manchester City.

Andrew Robertson (LIV)TOT 1-2 LIV

The Scot was very good again and part of a very impressive Liverpool rearguard.

Andriy Yarmolenko (WHU) | EVE 1-3 WHU

Two goals on his first start. I'm surprised it has taken so long (I tipped him as one to watch!!!)🤣.

James Milner (LIV)TOT 1-2 LIV

The old man just keeps on going. Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele couldn’t live with him. He controlled the middle of the park.

Fernandinho (MCI) | MCI 3-0 FUL

The Brazilian absolutely bossed the midfield for City.

Ryan Fraser (BOU) | BOU 4-2 LEI

Two goals, an assist and three goals for the season already. He was a constant threat with his pace and energy.

Eden Hazard (CHE) | CHE 4-1 CAR

A hat-trick and a stunning performance in a No 10 role. No talk of him being tired after a World Cup!!

Marko Arnautovic (WHU) | EVE 1-3 WHU

A real centre-forward's performance. He scored a very good goal and provided an assist when his team needed it most. Led the line with such authority. 

Manager: Jurgen Klopp (LIV) | TOT 1-2 LIV

After dominating Spurs at Wembley, he deserves five out of five!

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