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Premier League Awards: Fantastic Foden, Mitoma’s solo stunner

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

Premier League Awards: Fantastic Foden, Mitoma’s solo stunner

Player of the Week

There are not many footballers in the Premier League, or anywhere for that matter, who are as watchable as Phil Foden at his best.

In the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, Foden stepped up for Manchester City this weekend to produce a performance full of creativity, class and subtle touches of quality against Newcastle.

Foden started from a position on the right but roamed into the central areas where he can do more damage, with Newcastle struggling to get near the England international as he floated into pockets of space.

He turned in tight spaces and threaded passes through the narrowest of gaps, creating SEVEN chances as City claimed a 1-0 win at the Etihad. It has long been expected that Foden will move into a central role as his career develops and perhaps now is the time, on the evidence of his midfield masterclass this weekend.

Goal of the Week

Catch him if you can.

Karou Mitoma has fast become a crowd favourite since breaking into the Brighton team last season and the Japan international appears to be getting better and better under Roberto De Zerbi.

Mitoma opened the scoring in Brighton’s big win at Wolves with a sensational solo goal, as the winger picked up possession just inside the Wolves half and left a trail of his defenders in his wake on route to goal.


Pass of the Week

Brighton have barely felt the loss of big names in Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, taking an early lead at the top of the Premier League table after 4-1 wins over Luton and Wolves.

Julio Enciso is among the next crop of emerging talents at the Amex Stadium and provided two assists at Molineux, including this delightful outside-of-the-boot pass into Solly March’s path. All class from the 19-year-old.

Save of the Week

Guglielmo Vicario had his fair share of critics during Tottenham’s pre-season campaign, but the summer signing sent a message to his doubters with a fine performance against Manchester United this weekend.

The Italian made a string of saves, including this cat-like reaction stop from Casemiro’s powerful header.

Miss of the Week

Oh dear, oh dear.

Bruno Fernandes, look away now.

Howler of the Week

Everton endured a nightmare afternoon as Sean Dyche’s side were embarrassed at Aston Villa, a performance packed full of shambolic defending ending with the Toffees beaten 4-0 at Villa Park.

The nadir came with Villa’s fourth goal, as Ashley Young – playing against his former club for the first time since ending his second spell at Villa – undercooked a throw-in, allowing Jhon Durán to steal in and score his first Villa goal.

Inexcusable, basic errors on a day to forget for Everton on the road.

Stat of the Week

Manchester City didn’t make a single substitution against Newcastle, the first time they haven’t done so in a Premier League game since May 2022 (against West Ham).

It was just the sixth time in 268 league games in charge of the club that Pep Guardiola hasn’t made any changes.

Tweet of the Week


We’re sure this won’t be the last time we seen this joke cracked this season.

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