Sport Alan Shearer hails 'magnificent' Chelsea star who Man City 'couldn't handle'
Premier League: Shearer and Henry First members of the "Hall of Fame"
The former Goal Scorer Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have been recorded as the first two members in the "Hall of Fame" of the Premier League. © Imago Images (2) knew pretty much exactly where the gate is: Alan Shearer (Li.) And Thierry Henry. In the glory hall of the Premier League introduced in 1992, two members are expected to be included every year, which their career has already ended as a player.
Alan Shearer has hailed ‘magnificent’ Reece James and says‘couldn’t handle’ the star during their defeat at the Etihad.
England international James helped the Blues come from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over theirfinal opponents on Saturday.
Raheem Sterling put the hosts in front but Chelsea took full advantage of Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss on the stroke of half-time to mount an impressive second-half comeback.
Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso were on target for the Blues, who are now third in the Premier League table with three matches remaining.
Shearer insists snubbing Man United for Newcastle was 'best decision'
The former England striker is one of the first players to be inducted into the Premier League's Hall of Fame alongside Arsenal legend Thierry Henry on Monday. Following his accolade, Shearer reflected on his successful career and remains adamant it was the right call to return home rather than chase glory with the Red Devils. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( 'I left home in 1985 to go to Southampton to start my career,' Shearer said after being inducted into the Hall of Fame.'It had been 10 or 11 years and I thought 'you know what, I'm going to go back home'.
Shearer says James and Alonso were instrumental in helping Chelsea improve in the second half, reserving special praise for ‘magnificent’ James and saying Manchester City ‘couldn’t handle’ the 21-year-old.
‘The reason why Chelsea were better is that they got Alonso and James higher up the pitch, they were more involved,’ Shearer told BBC’s Match of the Day.
‘Reece James was magnificent in the second half, he gave [Benjamin] Mendy a horrid time. His pace and quality got Chelsea up the pitch.
‘They couldn’t handle him. It was three or four occasions that he did that in the second half. He pulled everyone else up with him.
Lord Alan Sugar confirms The Apprentice will NOT return until 2022
Although the hit BBC One show was originally scheduled to return this year, Lord Sugar, 74, has stated that the show has been delayed again, and will now be broadcast in early 2022. © Provided by Daily Mail ( The businessman has also spoken of his hopeful plans for the forthcoming series to be filmed 'later this year' before its intended air date in the new year.Speaking to The Sun, he said: 'I think you'll see it in the early part of next year, in fact that's the plan.
‘Chelsea were prepared to gamble and that was the big difference, it’s a big win for them.’
Blues goalscorer Alonso, meanwhile, was delighted Chelsea were able to tighten their grip on the top four with a victory over their Champions League final opponents.
‘We need to secure the top four position,’ he said. ‘Today was a big step, still three games to go.
‘We need to keep working hard to get results. Everyone wants to play these next games, I’m trying to do my best every time I’m on the pitch.
‘With a few weeks to go I’ll try to be there to do my best to help the team. First half was a bit tough. The last five minutes were very sloppy from us.
‘But we came out in the second half and played a good half and deserved to get the three points.’
Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on, and .
For more stories like this,.
Shearer: ‘Magnificent’ Kane is ‘guaranteed’ trophies at City .
Shearer: "Kane will have some big-hitters after him. Man City, Man United and Chelsea all need someone."Kane has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham in recent months.