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Shearer: Rondon gave a complete No 9 performance

13 Nov 2018
Salomon Rondon scores for Newcastle v AFC Bournemouth

PL Champion selects Newcastle United striker in his Matchweek 12 Team of the Week

Alan Shearer knows what it takes to impress Newcastle United fans.

The Premier League Champion scored 148 of his record 260 Premier League goals for the Magpies and is the club’s all-time record scorer.

So Salomon Rondon can be rightly proud of his display against AFC Bournemouth that Shearer has described as "the complete centre-forward’s performance".

Rondon scored both goals in the 2-1 home win against an in-form side sixth in the table. The second was a powerful header that reminded fans of Shearer.

"He dominated and bullied the AFC Bournemouth defenders and was rewarded with two impressive goals,” says Shearer, who named Rondon in his Team of the Week. “His second was particularly magnificent!🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️”

Shearer’s Team of the Week
Jordan Pickford (EVE) | CHE 0-0 EVE

A clean sheet against one of the best teams in the country. Another confident and assured performance from Everton and England’s No 1.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) | LIV 2-0 FUL

The full-back’s passing and crossing were sublime.

Juan Foyth (TOT) | CRY 0-1 TOT

This was a day he will never forget. He scored his first goal and got better as the game went on.

Michael Keane (EVE) | CHE 0-0 EVE

The centre-back was solid and a major influence in Everton getting the clean sheet.

Antonio Rudiger (CHE) | CHE 0-0 EVE

The German was commanding again. He is having a superb season and becoming a Team of the Week regular.

Marcos Alonso (CHE) | CHE 0-0 EVE

The Spaniard was brilliant going forward and helped his side keep them out at the other end.

Fernandinho (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN

The Brazilian was totally dominant. The midfield general ran the show for City.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN

He celebrated the signing of his new deal with another stellar performance.

David Silva (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN

An opening goal paved the way for a simply stunning performance from the gifted Spaniard.

Felipe Anderson (WHU) | HUD 1-1 WHU

The summer signing from Lazio scored a wonderful goal and produced another sublime performance.

Salomon Rondon (NEW) | NEW 2-1 BOU

The complete centre-forward’s performance. He dominated and bullied the AFC Bournemouth defenders and was rewarded with two impressive goals. His second was particularly magnificent!🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️

Pep Guardiola (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN

Last season his team slipped up against Manchester United. Not this time. His unbeaten side is going from strength to strength.

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