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Premier League awards: Motty’s memory, Fantastic Foden and Skipp’s scorcher

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend.

Moment of the week

This week, football celebrated the life and work of John Motson after it was announced that the legendary commentator had passed away in his sleep.

The 77-year-old has been part of the fabric of many of our football-watching lives, and we all no doubt have our own most memorable snippet of commentary that reminds us of the sheepskin coat-wearing legend.

Result of the week

Leeds’ win over Southampton was a very close second, but we’ve given this one to West Ham’s 4-0 rout of Nottingham Forest. West Ham have struggled for goals this season, though their purchase of Danny Ings paid dividends after he netted two quickfire, confidence-boosting goals in their bid to beat the drop.

In a weekend where Southampton, Bournemouth and Everton all lost, the convincing win edged West Ham out of the Premier League drop zone

Player of the week

Some very tidy performances this week, though we are giving our Player of the Week award to Manchester City‘s Phil Foden.

The England international has been in and out of the City side in recent weeks, but certainly put in a star showing on the south coast as the champions beat Bournemouth 4-1.

Foden was involved in the build-up for the first, got an assist for the second, before lashing home City’s third in what was his 200th appearance for the club.

An honourable mention to Jarrod Bowen for his influential display against Forest.

Goal of the week

Some absolute crackers to pick from this week, but there can only be one winner, and that goes to Tottenham’s Oliver Skipp.

What a way to score your first goal for the club, outmuscling Joao Felix to get on a loose clearance, before lashing an absolute thunderbolt in off the underside of the bar, though there are some who would question Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea net.

We have to give honourable mentions to West Ham’s Declan Rice and Fulham’s Manor Solomon, both scoring curling crackers from the edge of the box.

Save of the week

Not a load of contenders for this one, so Jose Sa is the winner after he produced this late point-saving save to deny Carlos Vinicius.

Miss of the week

Jean-Philippe Mateta spurned a huge chance to give Crystal Palace the lead against Liverpool, the Frenchman smashing an effort off the bar from six yards out.

By all means, not a sitter, but surely should be hitting the target from there.

Stat of the week

It’s safe to say it’s not going well for Graham Potter at Chelsea. Their 2-0 loss to London rivals meaning Graham Potter has a Premier League win rate of just 27.8% since taking over at Stamford Bridge.

Donkey of the week

There’s not much more to say than what this tweet says as to our reason why Jan Bednarek is getting this award. Had a few hairy moments in the first half, before doing this with 13 minutes to play.

https://twitter.com/JustSaintss/status/1629619924090880001?s=20

Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye can consider himself fortunate that he wasn’t given this award following his foul that gave Aston Villa the opportunity to score the opening goal from the penalty spot. A really daft and clumsy challenge after Everton had been on top.

Read – Player Analysis: Manchester United’s David de Gea Problem

Read also – Premier League Team of the Week – Matchday 25

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