Date: 26th August 2019 at 6:30pm
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has named Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett in his team of the week. 

The Welsh international was instrumental in ’ 1-0 win over on Sunday, a result that saw them pick up their first points of the under new boss .

And Shearer also saw fit to name Bruce as his manager of the week.

The Toon legend shared his team of the week via the Premier League’s official Twitter account.


Dummett was fantastic on Sunday, and fully deserving of Shearer’s praise. The 27-year-old was a colossus at the back for the in a result that has vastly changed the complexion of their early season form. Three defeats in a row would have really piled the pressure on Steve Bruce, but three points from nine, when two of those matches were against top six sides from last season, doesn’t actually look too bad. As for Dummett, he has averaged 2.3 tackles and 6.3 clearances over the course of his first three matches this term, as per Whoscored, and if he can keep up that kind of form throughout the campaign then he will become a vital player for Bruce’s side. If they are to avoid the drop, you fancy that there could be fair bit of defending for them to get through between now and May.