After three Magpies made it in Alan Shearer’s Team of the Week for the Manchester City draw, it’s just one for the win at Sheffield United. That is Federico Fernandez, who makes it two weeks in a row in Alan’s team.
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Fernandez was again outstanding against the Blades last night as he was like a brick wall. The 30-year-old did an amazing job in helping to keep Newcastle so hard to break down.
Fede’s top performances has kept arguably our best player, Fabian Schar, on the sidelines over the last three matches. Fabian missed three games due to a knee injury beginning with the Wolves draw to close October. He then missed our two wins at West Ham and against Bournemouth.
However, Fernandez played so well in those matches, even notching a goal and an assist, that he’s kept Fabian out despite his return from injury at Aston Villa a few weeks ago.
It speaks volumes to Fernandez’s performances that he’s been selected twice over the past two games for Shearer’s Team of the Week.
The only question we have is, where’s Martin Dubravka? He made Shearer’s team for the weekend but misses out to Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita who kept a clean sheet against Bournemouth despite the Eagles being down to 10 men for most of the match.
While we may be a little biased, we think Dubravka had a better game, but we’ll forgive Alan for his mistake this time. 🙂
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