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Premier League Weekly Awards: Super Stones, ridiculous Ndombele, Blades finally win

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

This week we look at Sheffield United remembering what winning feels like, John Stones’ best week in sky blue, Tanguy Ndombele doing a madness, and Ryan Fraser’s moment of madness.

Moment of the Week

It only took 17 attempts, but Sheffield United finally got their first win of the season and it was great to see.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford was casually mentioned in Westminster by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for highlighting the appalling state of some of the free school meal hampers being handed out by Chartwells, the company handling the scheme.

Honourable Mention: Ruben Neves scoring from inside the box for the first time as a Wolves player.

Player of the Week

The resurrection of John StonesManchester City career continues apace, as he kept two clean sheets and scored twice in a stellar week for the centre-back.

The former Everton defender put in a solid performance against Brighton midweek before scoring his first Premier League goals for City and first ever brace against Crystal Palace.

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Goal of the Week

We probably won’t see a more ridiculous finish this season than Tanguy Ndombele‘s angled lob to secure the win for Tottenham Hotspur over Sheffield United

We also have to give a special mention to Neal Maupay‘s winning goal for Brighton against Leeds United, a lovely team goal that we would all be gushing over if it was their opponents that did it.

Runners-up: Paul Pogba, Man United (vs Burnley); Alex Iwobi, Everton (vs Wolves); Ilkay Gundogan, Man City (vs Crystal Palace); Raheem Sterling, Man City (vs Crystal Palace).

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Pass of the Week

Is there a type of pass that Kevin De Bruyne can’t do? This assist for John Stones’ first Premier League goal for Manchester City is absolute filth.

Save of the Week

Fulham can thank Alphonse Areola for their valuable point against Spurs on Wednesday after he made a string of super saves, but the pick of the bunch was his stop from a close range Son Heung-min header.

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Miss of the Week

Conversely, the Cottagers fought gamely against Chelsea on Saturday evening and if it weren’t for Antonee Robinson’s red card just before halftime, they might well have gotten something out of the game.

They also would have increased the likelihood of getting a result in the SW6 Derby if Ivan Cavaleiro could have sorted out his feet, too. The Portuguese found himself in an excellent position to score, but missed the ball, which bounced off his standing leg and went wide. Abysmal.

There’s a reason why Fulham are looking for a new striker in the January window.

Stat of the Week

David McGoldrick is clearly Champions League quality.

Howler of the Week

To everyone’s surprise on Wednesday evening, Raheem Sterling stepped up to take a penalty against Brighton. And to no one’s surprise, he missed. But the nature of the miss was galling, skying miles over the bar.

The winger did go on to score a magnificent goal from a free-kick against Palace at the weekend, which frankly only serves to confuse matters.

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Donkey of the Week

Things have not gone according to plan for Ryan Fraser since moving to Newcastle United thanks to a combination of injury and lack of form. The former Bournemouth attacker idiotically compounded matters when he needlessly chopped down Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick to earn himself a second yellow card.

The Scot had only been booked minutes earlier, so one can only assume that he either wanted to get sent off or he’s just really that stupid.

Read: How Stoke vs Arsenal became the Premier League’s strangest rivalry

See Also: Ranking the Premier League managers most under pressure from the sack

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