Soccer-Man City dominate PFA team of the year with six players

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(Reuters) -Premier League champions Manchester City dominated the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Team of the Year which was announced on Friday, with six players making the cut.

Goalkeeper Ederson, defenders Joao Cancelo, John Stones, and Ruben Dias, and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were all named in the team, which is voted for by fellow players.

De Bruyne, who was named last year's Player of the Year, is the only player to retain his place from the 2019-20 team.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, United left back Luke Shaw and midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min complete the team.

Pep Guardiola's City finished 12 points clear of Manchester United to lift their third league title in four years.

City also conceded the fewest number of goals (32) and kept clean sheets in half their games (19) as Ederson won the Golden Glove for a second successive year.

Meanwhile, Kane claimed the Golden Boot after scoring 23 goals and the England striker also topped the assists chart with 14, nine of which helped Son score as they formed an impressive partnership.

Salah and Fernandes finished behind Kane with 22 and 18 goals, respectively.

Gundogan, Dias, Fernandes and Kane are also shortlisted for the Player of the Year along with De Bruyne.

The PFA Women's Super League Team of the Year was dominated by champions Chelsea, with five players named in the lineup.

Goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger, defenders Magdalena Eriksson and Maren Mjelde, and forwards Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr were all voted into the team.

Runners-up City, who finished two points behind Chelsea, had four players -- Sam Mewis, Caroline Weir, Chloe Kelly and Lauren Hemp -- make the cut while Arsenal's Katie McCabe and Leah Williamson complete the team.

Premier League Team of the Year: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Luke Shaw, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane

Women's Super League Team of the Year: Ann-Katrin Berger, Katie McCabe, Leah Williamson, Magdalena Erikson, Maren Mjelde, Sam Mewis, Caroline Weir, Sam Kerr, Fran Kirby, Chloe Kelly, Lauren Hemp

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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