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Premier League Awards: Etihad epic, magic Mac Allister

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

Moment of the Week

Sunday proved to be a thrilling day of Premier League action, with barnstormers right across the day’s fixtures.

There was elite entertainment at Stamford Bridge and Anfield, but perhaps the best viewing was found at the Etihad. Spurs fought back to earn a point at Manchester City in a 3-3 draw, in a gripping game that saw Dejan Kulusevski power home a late equaliser for the visitors.

The lead had exchanged hands before Jack Grealish looked to have won it for Man City, only for Kulusevski to rise above Nathan Ake and level the game again. There was late controversy regarding the referee’s refusal to play an advantage, sparking disgruntled scenes from the home side at full-time. As is so often the case when these teams meet, you could not take your eyes off it.

Player of the Week

It’s no coincidence that Arsenal’s best attacking performances of the season have coincided with Martin Odegaard’s return to form and fitness.

The Norwegian was excellent as the Gunners thrashed Lens in the Champions League in midweek and was again at the hub of an impressive performance this weekend. Odegaard was central to everything good about Arsenal against Wolves, producing a quintessential playmaker performance at the Emirates.

Neat touches and sharp exchanges throughout, he carved Wolves open with his passing range at times. The 24-year-old settled the game with Arsenal’s second in the 2-1 win, capping a fine team move with a goal that is fast becoming his trademark. A joy to watch in this form.

Goal of the Week

You just don’t save those.

Trent Alexander-Arnold had opened the scoring for Liverpool against Fulham with a fabulous free-kick, only for teammate Alexis Mac Allister top his effort and earn our Goal of the Week.

The bouncing ball sat up invitingly for the World Cup winner, who smashed an effort into the top corner for his first Liverpool goal. It’s not one he’s likely to forget.

Miss of the Week

Sometimes, even robots malfunction.

Stat of the Week

Burnley headed into this weekend’s crunch clash with Sheffield United having lost six consecutive Premier League games. The Clarets had also lost all seven games at Turf Moor this season, equalling Newport County’s unwanted record from the start of a season, set in the fourth tier back in 1970/71.

Burnley blitzed back into form in record-breaking style, earning the club’s biggest ever Premier League win. It was the joint-biggest win that a team starting the day bottom of the table has recorded.

Tweet of the Week

Donkey of the Week

Two goals down early on in a relegation six-pointer at Burnley, Paul Heckingbottom needed his Sheffield United players to dig in.

Instead, Oli McBurnie picked up two yellow cards before half-time to turn the Blades’ uphill battle into a mountain to climb.

Having been fortunate to escape red for a flailing arm, the forward then led with his arm again just nine minutes later and was promptly dismissed. The Scotland international is the first Premier League player to be sent off twice this season.

Beaten 5-0, the Blades have replaced Burnley at the bottom of the table.

“He’s let me down, he knows he has,” said Heckingbottom at full-time.

That’s putting it lightly.

Read – Premier League Team of the Week – Matchday 14

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