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Alan Shearer selects 19 year old Matty Longstaff in his Premier League team of the week

Alan Shearer has named his latest Premier League team of the week.

Not a massive surprise to see Wolves players feature so prominently.

Three of their players named by Alan Shearer after they won 2-0 at Manchester City, with Nuno getting his manager of the week award as well.

Elsewhere, Shearer picks two players from Brighton, two from Villa and one each from Sheffield United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Finally making up the eleven is Newcastle United’s Matty Longstaff.

The 19 year old named man of the match on Sunday and scoring the winning goal.

Life doesn’t get any better than that when making your Premier League debut.

Speaking about Matty Longstaff on Match of The Day 2 (see below) on Sunday night, Alan Shearer said: What a moment for him, what a moment for his family. Look at him trying to get up there, you think he might be quite content to sit deep and take a point but no, he wants to get in there. What a strike, what an unbelievable time and moment for him. It will stick with him for the rest of his life.’

Alan Shearer talking on Match of The Day 2:

“I have got to say well done Steve Bruce, well done to all the players because that performance today, had everything that was missing last weekend at Leicester.

“It had energy, it had legs in midfield, a good shape and dangerous at times on the counter-attack BUT the stars of the show were two brothers in midfield, Matty and Sean. Wow!

“This is what they have to do, from the first minute Sean got stuck in, winning the ball, on the front foot and that is what they did. It got the crowd up.

“A little bit of energy that was obviously missing last weekend and that was a sign of things to come.

“This time Matty breaking play up, not allowing (Manchester!) United to get into a rhythm.

“This is the shot that hits the bar, had a pop, not frightened at all, unlucky with it.

“Just look at his brother ‘Go on, have a shot wor kid, just hit it…and he did

“Steve (Bruce) described it as the enthusiasm of him and his brother spraying the ball around, both of them can do that no problem at all, if you give them time on the ball.

“What about that from Sean, the weight of pass into Almiron, just hit it now – you don’t need that extra touch, but the pass from Sean was fantastic.

“Linking well together, understanding each other’s game…keeping Newcastle going forward, keeping the momentum.

“This is his goal, what a moment for him, what a moment for his family.

“Look at him trying to get up there, you think he might be quite content to sit deep and take a point but no, he wants to get in there.

“What a strike, what an unbelievable time and moment for him. It will stick with him for the rest of his life.

“The two of them in midfield were absolutely fantastic and there’s his Dad – be very, very proud – what an unbelievable day for you and a great day for Newcastle because they desperately needed that result.”

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