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Premier League Awards: Magic Mbeumo and Mina’s massive goal

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

Moment of the Week

Everton have never scored a later Premier League goal than this and Yerry Mina might not score one more important in his entire career.

The Toffees were headed towards a damaging defeat at Wolves, before Mina salvaged a precious point with a 99th minute leveller at Molineux.

Everton threw their defensive options forward in stoppage time and two centre-backs combined, with Mina bundling in Michael Keane’s centre to leave Everton’s fate – as things stand before Leicester’s trip to Newcastle – in their own hands heading into the final weekend.

Sean Dyche’s side host Bournemouth next weekend and Goodison Park is set to be a raucous atmosphere as Everton look to preserve their 69-year unbroken record as a top-flight side.

Player of the Week

Brentford were dealt a major blow this week with the confirmed news that Ivan Toney will face eight months on the sidelines as a result of his FA ban.

Toney has been in excellent form for the Bees to score 20 league goals and become an England international, but the Bees will take encouragement from this weekend’s win over Tottenham that their side can cope in his absence.

Brentford were brilliant to punish a struggling Spurs side on the counter-attack, with Bryan Mbeumo  in devastating form down the right-hand side. The 23-year-old scored twice and created another, with both of his goals excellent finishes of precision placed into the corner.

The Cameroon international has now scored nine Premier League goals for the season, more than doubling his total from last season. He has averaged a goal or assist every 177 minutes in the Premier League this season and will need to maintain that productivity in Toney’s absence.

Goal of the Week

Tottenham’s defeat to Brentford perhaps summarised Spurs’ season of struggle, with Harry Kane providing a moment of real quality in an otherwise disappointing defeat.

Kane has scored 28 league goals this season in a Spurs team that has failed to find consistent performances and the England captain has been linked with an exit in search of elusive silverware.

If this was to be Kane’s last goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it was a cracker. As has happened for much of this season however, his teammates were unable to match the 29-year-old’s standards.

Stat of the Week

Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win over Arsenal confirmed the club’s Premier League status for another season and completed a clean sweep for the promoted sides.

On just three occasions previously have all three promoted teams avoided relegation.

Quote of the Week

Is is time for Harry Kane to leave Tottenham? Alan Shearer, a man who showed loyalty to his own boyhood club, believes so.

“If it was me personally, in his situation now, I’d look at my options. He’s been so loyal to Tottenham, he’s been so brilliant for Tottenham, I don’t think any Tottenham fan could complain.”

Donkey of the Week

Mikel Arteta has done a lot right this season, but Arsenal’s title dream ended with a whimper as the Gunners fell to defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Arteta’s tactical approach was baffling with Thomas Partey and Jakub Kiwior started out of possession as full-backs. Each struggled to impact the game in a disappointing performance from the north Londoners, whose run of of two wins in eight games has surrendered their lead at the top.

Even in a season in which Arsenal have made huge strides forward, Arteta will no doubt spend the summer reflecting on what might have been.

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