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Premier League Weekly Awards: Alisson's joy, amazing Adama, and a real kick in the nuts

It’s time for the Premier League Weekly Awards, where The Football Faithful rewards the very best – and worst – of England’s top-flight from the week gone by.

Moment of the Week

Isaac Hayden’s late winner against Chelsea was an amazing moment for Newcastle United and their fans, but that doesn’t take the honours this week. It was what happened as a result of that goal that gets the nod.

In the pandemonium of the celebratory aftermath, Matt Ritchie smashed the corner flag and the remnants flew into the crowd like shrapnel, connecting with one unfortunate man to give us Newcastle Fan Gets Hit In The Groin. It was reminiscent of Hans Moleman’s famous scene in The Simpsons.

Of course, the club saw this was gaining traction online and wanted a piece of those sweet, sweet retweets. It’s somehow funnier from this angle.

Truly an historic day in Toon history.

Player of the Week

Wolves‘ form took a bit of a nosedive since the New Year, but they managed to pull out a mightily impressive comeback against Southampton to win 3-2. The driving force behind that victory was Adama Traore, who has been one of the club’s most important players this season.

The Spanish winger was a tricky dribbler as per usual, completing eight take-ons and drawing four fouls, while completing 100% of his tackles and providing two assists. This man looks unstoppable when he gets going.

Goal of the Week

Harvey Barnes is only 22-years-old, but he knows his way to goal. The Leicester City winger picked up the ball in the middle of the park and made a beeline for the goal to score the game’s opener. It was his first of the campaign, the 13th of his senior career.

Pass of the Week

With the entire Manchester United team in the opposition half of the field in an effort to get an equaliser against Liverpool at Anfield, quick-thinking Alisson hit an accurate long ball into the path of Mo Salah, who secured all three points with the second goal of the match.

Save of the Week

Nick Pope denied Jamie Vardy from the spot with a solid save to help Burnley overturn Leicester 2-1, one of seven saves he made during a top quality performance for the Clarets.

Miss of the Week

Man United’s best chance of the game fell to Anthony Martial, but the Frenchman blazed it over the bar. He still had both Alisson and Virgil van Dijk between him and the goal, so it wasn’t exactly a gimme, but he still should have hit the target.

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Howler of the Week

Incredible reach from Steve Cook, whose 100% save percentage is the best in the Premier League. Shame it cost Bournemouth the game against Norwich City.

Stat of the Week

Sergio Aguero continues to amaze.

Celebration of the Week

A once-off award to show some appreciation for Alisson having his Pepe Reina moment and sprinting down the length of the field so that he was the first to celebrate with Mo Salah. 10/10 for the knee slide, too.

Donkey of the Week

A big thumbs down to Kaveh Solhekol, who reduced Boubakary Soumare, a player linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea, to a lazy comparison with Paul Pogba. Literally no one has described this player as “Pogba without the baggage”, but Kaveh took the all-too-easy route of merely comparing him with another black player, instead of doing actual research on how he actually plays. The standards of football broadcasting are slipping fast.

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