Alan Shearer has named his latest Premier League Team of the Week via his Instagram account, with Trent Alexander-Arnold a potentially surprise inclusion in his side.
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This seems rather shortsighted from the former England striker, as although he did get two assists against Newcastle United on Saturday, he should also have seen red after a blatant handball on the line.
The Liverpool-born right-back had already provided the opening goal for Virgil van Dijk, before blocking a goal bound effort from Salomon Rondon..
Luckily for the Toon the ball landed at the feet of Christian Atsu, who smashed in his first goal of the season.
Newcastle obviously got the goal so can’t be too aggrieved, but surely Alexander-Arnold should have been sent off.
Double jeopardy was introduced in 2016, which now means a player cannot be dismissed for an accidental foul in the penalty area which has denied a goalscoring opportunity.
The England international’s actions though were not accidental, they were deliberate and denied an almost certain goal.
What made it worse for the Magpies was the fact not even ten minutes later he provided an assist for Mohamed Salah.
Shearer’s decision therefore to include him in his team of the week seems baffling as he blatantly cheated, and the hosts could have got at least a point from the game with him off the field.