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Premier League – Team of the Week

Wayne Hennessey – Crystal Palace

It was an impressive performance from Palace to earn a point at Old Trafford following a goalless stalemate. Key to that was goalkeeper Hennessey who, perhaps not as busy as he may first have anticipated, made several smart stops to preserve the visitors’ clean sheet.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool

Fresh from scoring his first senior goal for England during the international break, the young Liverpool full-back was on the scoresheet once more this weekend. His goal showcased his quality from set-pieces, a sublime free-kick to double Liverpool’s advantage at Watford.

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Mamadou Sakho – Crystal Palace

A towering presence as Roy Hodgson’s side frustrated Manchester United‘s attackers at Old Trafford. The Frenchman shone at the heart of the Palace defence, marshalling those around him, as The Eagles secured an invaluable away point.

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Sead Kolasinac – Arsenal

A brace of assists for Arsenal‘s burly Bosnian. A fortuitous first, Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma volleying home Kolasinac’s cross for a bizarre own goal before the Arsenal full-back turned provider again, cutting the ball back for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score the winner.

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Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield

Few expected Huddersfield to get a result at Wolves in Sunday afternoon’s kick-off but The Terriers excelled to earn a vital three points. Central to the victory was midfielder Mooy, the Australian was the best player on the pitch, scoring twice to secure the win. Mooy’s double were his first Premier League goals since December 2017.

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Dele Alli – Tottenham

Having lost home encounters to title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, Chelsea‘s visit to Wembley seemed like a huge fixture for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side responded by turning in their most impressive display of the season, ending Chelsea’s unbeaten start. It was Alli who opened the scoring, glancing home Christian Eriksen’s free-kick before later turning provider for Heung-Min Son’s third.

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Leroy Sane – Manchester City

The champions form is beginning to look ominous, and few can live with their attacking threat. At West Ham it was Leroy Sane in particular who shone, with the German winger showcasing the full talents of his wing-play. His delivery was perfect to assist Sterling, before later scoring twice in a convincing win for Pep Guardiola’s side.

The composure shown for his first, a smart turn in the box to fool both defender and goalkeeper, was quality of the highest order.’

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Raheem Sterling – Manchester City

The England winger is quietly developing into one of Europe’s most productive talents. He was again on the score sheet for Man City, before laying on Leroy Sane for another assist. No Premier League player has now been directly involved in more goals this season (13), whilst Sterling’s league record since the beginning of last season now stands at 25 goals and 21 assists.

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Ryan Sessegnon – Fulham

It’s been a quiet adaptation to the Premier League for Fulham’s teenage star, but Sessegnon provided a timely reminder of his qualities in Saturday’s win over Southampton. The reigning Championship player of the year demonstrated his talents with two assists, an inch-perfect assist for Andre Schurrle to score Fulham’s second, before winning a header which allowed Aleksandr Mitrovic to fire Fulham’s winner.

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Heung-Min Son – Tottenham

After a delayed start to the season, Heung-Min Son is beginning to show why he’s so important to Tottenham. On another day the forward could have had a hat-trick, his relentless work-rate and pace caused Chelsea all sorts of problems in Tottenham’s convincing 3-1 win. His display was capped by a fine individual goal, bursting away from Jorginho before skipping past David Luiz to fire home the third.

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Aleksandr Mitrovic – Fulham

If Fulham are to survive, Mitrovic’s goals will be crucial. After starting the season in fine form, the Serbian striker has been on a drought of late but returned to form with two goals in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. He glanced home a header for his first, before volleying home an instinctive winner. No Premier League player has now scored more headed goals this season.

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