It’s been a phenomenal month for Federico Fernandez, having a major hand in both of Newcastle United’s November victories with a goal against West Ham – but now he’s followed that up with a gargantuan defensive effort against the Premier League champions to land himself a spot in Premier League Team of the Week.
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Fernandez has unquestionably been one of Newcastle’s heroes of the last month along with Ciaran Clark and Allan Saint-Maximin, having a major say in each of the Magpies’ best results – with his latest defensive display helping Steve Bruce’s side nick an unlikely point at home to Manchester City.
Indeed, during the game, the former Swansea ace made the most interceptions and clearances of any player on the pitch as per WhoScored.
His Saturday efforts have also landed him a spot in Alan Shearer’s Premier League Team of the Week, mainly by having a major hand in helping his side stay resolute from wave after wave of City attack at St. James’ Park.
As a result, fans have rightfully praised the Spaniard for his efforts on Twitter – here’s what they had to say.
So would be a new contract 😉
— Andrew Carruthers (@Andy_Carruthers) December 2, 2019
Fernandez was outstanding!
— Di Hewitson (@DiHewitson) December 2, 2019
Well done lads 👏👏
— Karen Geordie lass 🕷🏃♀️🏋️♂️🚴♀️⚫️⚪️ (@1karenannwalker) December 2, 2019
Up the toon fed keep up the great performances great purchase from Swansea what a man
— Nick Phillips (@NickPhi66277771) December 2, 2019
I think I might love you Fede! Howay the lads ⚫️⚪️
— Rob Ingham (@RobbieeInghamm) December 2, 2019
Well done, played well and see u Sunday at the same place ⚫️⚪️
— doppa 🎮El_Buffalo84 (@elbuffalo84) December 2, 2019
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Welldone Fede. Well deserved. ⚫⚪⚫⚪
— Simon Horn ⚫⚪⚫⚪ (@SimonHo91784269) December 2, 2019