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Premier League Weekly Awards: Aguero’s class, Laca’s touch, Arsenal’s pyrrhic pyro

It’s time for the Premier League Weekly Awards, where The Football Faithful reward the very best and worst of England’s top flight from the week gone by.

Player of the Week

Four weeks into the new season and Manchester City have had three different players win this award. Ominous, isn’t it? On this occasion it goes to Sergio Aguero, who had one of those days where he was involved in just about everything. The Argentine scored two and assisted one of the Premier League champion’s four goals against Brighton on Saturday.

Roberto Firmino’s performance in Liverpool‘s 3-0 win over Burnley had him as a close runner-up.

Goal of the Week

Woof. Three touches of pure skill and beauty from Alexandre Lacazette to bring Arsenal back into the game against Tottenham Hotspur when they were 2-0 down.

The Gunners got the equaliser through another nice finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Pass of the Week

There was nothing sophisticated or cultured about it, but Ben Chilwell hit the perfect type of pass to set up Jamie Vardy. From one half to the other the ball flew and the England striker connected with it at the exact right moment, lobbing Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Some people call it a hoof, I like to call it a long pass.

Miss of the Week

With the score at 1-0 to West Ham United in the first half, Max Aarons whipped the ball across the box, finding Todd Cantwell in the perfect position to score.

But no more than two yards in front of the goal, he headed the ball over the bar. Norwich City went on to lose 2-0.

Stat of the Week

Howler of the Week

A big own goal by these Arsenal fans who celebrated a Gunners goal by lighting a flare… only for the goal to be disallowed for offside. You hate to see it.

Quote of the Week

While commentating on Everton’s 3-2 win over Wolves on Sunday, former Ireland manager Brian Kerr came out with this gem:

“Nuno Espirito Santo — sounds like a hymn I had to learn in school.”

VAR of the Week

There was absolutely no excuse for the Video Assistant Referee not suggesting a straight red card for Leicester City‘s Youri Tielemansankle crunching tackle on Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson. If it’s not assisting in the punishment of players who cause harm to their opponents, then why is it even in place?


Donkey of the Week

Not for the first time this season, we have to bestow this award on the idiotic racist football fans who abused Kurt Zouma following his own goal against Sheffield United, giving the away side an equaliser against Chelsea. Four times in four weeks. How many more times are going to have to talk about this issue?

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