Man City dominate PFA Team of the Year with Liverpool, Man Utd, Spurs stars

Date published: Friday 4th June 2021 6:20 - TEAMtalk staff

Manchester City are represented by six players in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year after they regained the title.

City reclaimed the crown from Liverpool and their efforts have been recognised with their dominance of the team of the year. Their players account for more than half of the XI chosen by their fellow professionals. The only other clubs to have players in the team are Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Ederson, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were all recognised by their peers and voted into the divisional XI.

Goalkeeper Ederson won the Golden Glove for a second successive year, keeping 19 clean sheets, with defenders Cancelo, Stones and Dias also named.

Stones had a renaissance having previously fallen out of favour with Pep Guardiola. Meanwhile Dias, who was the club’s record signing last summer, is widely credited as being the key addition to City’s squad.

De Bruyne’s creativity impressed again, despite spells out injured, while Gundogan’s 13 goals and two assists made him a standout player.

If he gets his way Kane could be joining those six stars at City after a brilliant personal season in an average Tottenham side.

The England captain, who has told Spurs he wants to leave this summer, won the Golden Boot for the third time, with 23 goals and also topped the assists chart with 14.

His link-up play with Son Heung-min was a driving force behind Spurs’ ascent to the top of the table in Christmas and the South Korean is also voted in.

Son’s 17 goals and 10 assists were his best-ever haul and the 14 times he combined with Kane is a Premier League record, beating Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s 13 in 1994/95.

Man Utd, Liverpool stars also voted in

Manchester United ended up trophyless again but Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes were both voted into the team after impressive seasons.

Shaw was the best-performing left-back while Fernandes scored 18 goals and added 12 assists.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah also made the XI after running Kane close to the Golden Boot, scoring 22 goals – his joint second-highest tally.

PFA Team of the Year in full: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Shaw, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Fernandes, Salah, Kane, Son.

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