Alan Shearer has selected Nick Pope in his Premier League Team of the Week. The summer signing has been sensational for Newcastle and made a point-saving stop against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Newcastle have struggled in front of the goal in recent weeks. It’s been a different story at the other end of the pitch. Pope and the stellar Newcastle defense kept their 15th clean sheet of the season in all competitions over the weekend.
Pope proved pivotal with his superb save on Jean-Philippe Mateta’s sudden blast at close range. Despite having little to do, he was ready when Newcastle needed him most to keep the unbeaten run in the league alive.
For his role in the draw, Pope has also captured our poll as the Man of the Match. He collected 34% of the vote with Kieran Trippier coming in second. The right-back was outstanding with 8 key passes and 16 crosses.