Alan Shearer and Ian Wright give verdicts on stunning Robert Snodgrass return
By Dominic Toner
Alan Shearer and Ian Wright have praised Robert Snodgrass after his stoppage time free-kick earned Hull a point against Burnley on Saturday.
The former Leeds favourite curled a set-piece effort past Tom Heaton in the 95th minute to snatch a 1-1 draw in the Premier League encounter.
The two Match of the Day pundits spoke about Snodgrass on the football highlights programme on Saturday night and expressed their delight over his recent form since his return from a long-term injury.
“15 months out I know what it’s like for players when they are out that long, the journey back is hard and for him to start the season like he has… it’s just so good to see,” Wright told Match of the Day.
“Had a good week hasn’t he?” Shearer added as he referred to the attacking midfielder’s stunning hat-trick for Scotland over the international break.
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Snodgrass, 29, suffered a serious knee injury when he joined Hull in 2014 and played no part in the club’s relegation to the Championship in that season.
However last season he helped Hull seal promotion back to the top-flight and has started the new season in impressive form.
The midfielder also scored on the opening day of the season as they shocked reigning champions Leicester with a 2-1 victory.
He kept his form up in Scotland’s 5-1 demolition of Malta in their World Cup qualifier, scoring three goals as they picked up three points.
Snodgrass enjoyed a prolific time at Leeds during his four years at the club before his exit in 2012, scoring 41 goals and supplying 40 assists in 187 appearances for the club.
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