Saturday 18 August 2018

Manchester City dominate Premier League team of the year

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero

Champions Manchester City made up almost half of the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year.

Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielders David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne and striker Sergio Aguero were named in the XI.

Tottenham were the only other team to have more than one representative, boasting three players in defender Jan Vertonghen, midfielder Christian Eriksen and striker Harry Kane.

Manchester United's only inclusion was goalkeeper David de Gea, while left-back Marcos Alonso was the sole player from dethroned champions Chelsea.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, with 30 league goals this season, was also included.

Meanwhile, Wolves and Fulham dominate the Professional Footballers' Association's Championship team of the year.

Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each.

Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham's 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney.

The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.

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