After a goal-filled week in the English Premier League, we take a look at the top performers by position.
Here is the Team of the Week.
Goalkeeper: Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
Though Papiss Cisse produced the winner at the death, Crystal Palace would have been much worse off without the work between the posts of Julian Speroni. If it weren’t for him, Newcastle could have put several more in the net for a larger, more comprehensive victory.
Right back: Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron contributed a goal from his defensive position in Stoke City’s 4-1 win over Aston Villa. It was the fourth and final goal of the day, but it just put the icing on the cake as far as his performance went.
Center back: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
Liverpool’s back line hasn’t been the sturdiest of the league this season. But when Skrtel is also contributing goals, like the two he had against Cardiff, it’s hard to complain too much. Skrtel has more league goals (6) than Fernando Torres (4) does this season.
Center back: Curtis Davies (Hull City)
Hull City took an important three points against visitor West Brom over the weekend, due in large part to Davies and the Hull defense that managed a clean sheet. He was a rock inside and made some key interceptions.
Left back: Liam Rosenior (Hull City)
Like Davies, Rosenior and the Hull defense did everything they were asked to do and more against West Brom. The clean sheet gave Hull a precious three points as they continue to pull into safety from relegation, now at 33 points on the season.
Midfielder: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Eriksen pulled all the strings, including some for himself, against Southampton in Spurs’ 3-2 comeback victory. Eriksen provided two goals and an assist giving him a direct hand in all three goals scored for the hosts.
Midfielder: Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
When you’re able to score a hat-trick, chances are you’ll make the team of the week. That’s exactly what Toure was able to do. When Fulham was down to 10 men, Toure completely took over and bossed the match.
Wide player: Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)
Chelsea again took steps towards distancing themselves from their title challengers by dismissing Arsenal over the weekend 6-0. The German attacking midfielder contributed a goal and is filling in nicely for the suspended Willian.
Wide player: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City)
Arnautovic devastated Aston Villa’s defense in Stoke’s comprehensive 4-1 win over Aston Villa. He provided dangerous opportunities for the forwards and earned the Man of the Match recognition.
Forward: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Suarez’s goal total continues to rocket up towards the heavens. He added his own hat-trick on Saturday as Liverpool kept pace with Chelsea and Manchester City who also won on the weekend.
Forward: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Rooney contributed both United goals in their win over West Ham. He produced the goal of the weekend with an audacious mid-field chip of goalkeeper Adrian.