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Manchester City dominate PFA Team of the Year

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Players from newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City dominated the Professional Footballers’ Association’s (PFA) Team of the Year announced on Wednesday, occupying five out of 11 spots.

City defenders Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi, midfielders David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne as well as all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero were named in the side.

Manchester City's English defender Kyle Walker reacts at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018. (AFP)
Manchester City's English defender Kyle Walker reacts at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018. (AFP)
Manchester City’s Spanish midfielder David Silva controls the ball during the English League Cup final football match between Manchester City and Arsenal on February 25, 2018. (AFP)
Manchester City’s Spanish midfielder David Silva controls the ball during the English League Cup final football match between Manchester City and Arsenal on February 25, 2018. (AFP)

Tottenham Hotspur had three players on the list, including England striker Harry Kane, who made the team for a third straight year along with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur on April 17, 2018. (AFP)
Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur on April 17, 2018. (AFP)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who has 40 goals across all competitions this season and was nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, also made the team.

Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018. (AFP)
Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018. (AFP)

Chelsea had a lone representative in defender Marcos Alonso.

PFA Team of the Year: David de Gea, Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Alonso, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero.