Manchester City players dominate as PFA Premier League Team of the Year is announced

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Pep Guardiola’s rampant City side stormed to their third title in four years, finishing the campaign with a 12-point gap between themselves and nearest rivals Manchester United at the top of the table.

Ederson, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan have all been rewarded for their outstanding contributions with selections in the star-studded starting XI which was unveiled on Friday evening.

Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes make the cut following excellent individual campaigns at Manchester United, while Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah have been picked in attack.

 

City goalkeeper Ederson came away his second Golden Glove award in as many seasons after recording 19 clean sheets from his 36 appearances between the sticks.

Central defender Dias, meanwhile, has been a revelation alongside Stones at the heart of Guardiola’s defence after swapping Benfica for the Etihad and was also named Football Writers’ Player of the Year last month.

De Bruyne is the only individual to retain his place from the 2019/20 team and Gundogan has been selected for the first time after scoring 13 goals in 28 league games, comfortably his best tally yet on these shores.

Shaw has been in inspired form in recent months and will no doubt be delighted to be included along with United’s Player of the Season, who notched up 18 goals and 12 assists across a magnificent first full term in England.

Kane has been given the nod after topping the charts for both goals (23) and assists (14) across a phenomenal campaign with Tottenham.

The England captain is joined up front by club team-mate Son, who contributed 17 goals and 10 assists for seventh-placed Spurs.

Salah racked up 22 goals and provided five assists in the top flight for third-placed Liverpool and has been named in the Team of the Year for a second time after his first inclusion back in 2017/18.

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