Goalkeeper: Jussi Jaaskelainen – Despite West Ham winning the match 1-0 away to Newcastle, Jaaskelainen was the busier of the two keepers making some crucial saves, including fantastically preventing Ba’s goal-bound header. A solid display ensured a clean sheet and brilliant victory for his side.
Full-back: Gael Clichy – With his team conceding a sloppy first-half goal, Clichy was everywhere on the pitch in Sunday’s showdown against Spurs. Running up and down the pitch, attacking and defending equally competently, this was a commanding display by the City left-back to help his side stay two points behind their Manchester neighbours in the League.
Defender: Joey O’Brien – Along with the in-form Jasskelainen, he helped his side leap up the table into sixth, whilst keeping a clean sheet with a solid defensive display. To top it off, he assisted Kevin Nolan with the only goal of the match, although the pass was perhaps intended as a shot.
Defender: Michael Turner – A fairly dull match, but the Norwich centre-back turned in a Man of the Match performance to keep a clean sheet against a Reading side still looking for their first win of the season. Turner dealt with everything the Royals had to offer.
Full-back: Jose Enrique – Playing wing-back in a five-man Liverpool defence, this was one of Enrique’s better displays this season. Having been left out of the side for a number of matches this campaign and been linked with a move away from the Merseyside club, this performance will show Rodgers he is willing to fight for his place.
Winger: Chris Brunt – A solid performance by the West Brom skipper to continue his team’s impressive start to the season – presently lying in fifth. Lead by example and set up the opening goal by guiding a well-placed cross to meet the head of Morrison.
Midfield: Marouane Fellaini – Another dominant display by one of the Premier League’s hottest properties. A well-hit equaliser followed by a clever deft touch to assist Jelavic’s winner ensured Everton stayed on course for their ambitious task of securing a Champions League place.
Midfield: Kevin Nolan – Going back to the home of your former club is never easy, but to score the winning goal is probably not what even he expected. Nolan latched on to the end of a wayward O’Brien shot to smash it past the opposing keeper to continue West Ham’s impressive start to the season.
Winger: Alex Kacaniklic – Another mature display by the 21-year-old Swedish winger. Living up to his hype, he got on to the end of a clever Berbatov cross to nod in a well placed header to help with the impressive fightback against Arsenal.
Forward: Javier Hernandez – Super-sub Chicharito continues to give Sir Alex a headache with his starting lineup in attack, with the in-form Van Persie and irreplaceable Rooney in the Mexican’s way. A superb hat-trick (or a deserved one at least) brought United back from the dead against Aston Villa, who perhaps deserved something more from the game. Weimann unlucky not to feature in this team after his two goals.
Forward: Dimitar Berbatov – Continuing to prove a point why he is still one of the Premier League’s most feared strikers. Involved in all the action, making runs and intelligent passes, and to top it off scored a header and a penalty to guide his side to a well-deserved draw at the Emirates.
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