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Premier League Team of the week

Jordan Pickford

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The England goalkeeper produced a vital save at 0-0 to keep out Palace’s Luka Milivojevic’s penalty at Goodison Park. The stop preserved the home side’s clean sheet and gave the platform for Marco Silva’s side to snatch the three points with two late goals.

Shane Duffy

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A solid showing from the Irishman as Brighton kept a clean sheet in their 1-0 win at Newcastle. The centre-back made 19 clearances as Brighton manager Chris Hughton won at his former club.

Joe Gomez

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Comfortable in a variety of positions across the back four, the Liverpool youngster shone having been preferred to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back on Saturday. Defensively strong, composed and with solid distribution, Gomez looks set to be a fixture at both club and international level for years to come.

Ashley Young

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Eden Hazard has arguably been the division’s finest player in the opening weekends of the season, but Manchester United‘s winger-turned-full-back Ashley Young did a solid job in keeping the brilliant Belgium quiet on Saturday lunch-time. Moved across from his usual left-side position to right-back, veteran Young excelled as United earned a point at Stamford Bridge.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

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Linked heavily with a move away this summer, Watford’s French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure opted to stay at Vicarage Road and has been a vital cog in the Hornets impressive start to the season. Tasked with a difficult away figure at newly promoted Wolves, a quick-fire double, both assisted by Doucoure, earned Watford a vital away win.

Erik Lamela

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A perhaps forgotten figure at Tottenham due to injury problems, Argentinian Lamela is beginning to show the form which prompted Spurs to make the winger their record signing in 2013. Lamela’s goal at the London Stadium earned Spurs a 1-0 win at West Ham, his fifth goal in eight appearances this season.

Riyad Mahrez

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It has taken a while due to competition for places, but Riyad Mahrez is beginning to look at home at Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The Algerian playmaker showed the creativity and vision which made him a star at Leicester twice providing clear chances for Sergio Aguero, before scoring a stunning goal from distance himself.

Mohammed Salah

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Much criticised this season after failing to hit last season’s heights so far, the Egyptian provided a timely reminder of his qualities with a clinical finish as a below-par Liverpool won 1-0 at Huddersfield.

Josh Murphy

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Much has been made of Cardiff’s poor start to the season but the Welsh side secured their first three points with a 4-2 win over Fulham. Central to that was winger Josh Murphy, who’s electric display, which was capped by a goal, provided a platform for a vital win.

Anthony Martial

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A player whose popularity with his fanbase has not necessarily been reflected in his manager’s opinion, Martial showed his quality with two finishes of the highest order on Saturday lunch-time. The Frenchman’s brace looked to have sealed a vital win for Manchester United until Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute equaliser for Chelsea.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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The youngster has had to be patient for his opportunities at Goodison Park this season but provided a reminder of his qualities with a late goal to put Everton in front against Crystal Palace. Fellow substitute Cenk Tosun scored the second to earn the Merseysider’s a vital three points on Sunday afternoon.

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