Due to the mix of Premier League and FA Cup ties going on this weekend I decided to compile my XI of the Premier League players participating. Let’s see if you agree?!
Heurelho Gomes – Bombarded by Fulham but kept a clean sheet and set up a replay at White Hart Lane.
Leighton Baines – After impressing for England, Baines showed exactly why he was selected by Fabio Capello. Another display of energy, bombing up and down the left flank like Roberto Carlos and providing a better delivery than the Brazilian as well. Ashley Cole beware?
John Terry – Arm-band brandishing a side, Terry helped his team in to the FA Cup semi-finals with a goal and provided himself with another chance to wear the captains arm-band at Wembley.
Rio Ferdinand – Once again proved himself despite some strong pressure from the Wolves attack. Clean sheet and a well fought victory for United.
Nemanja Vidic – Same as Rio. Good players always bounce back they say. Vidic did exactly that after spending the week being untangled by the United physios….presumably!
Paul Scholes – The Manchester United ginger-bread man reached the impressive total of 100 goals this weekend and could not have done so at a more important time. With United struggling to break down Wolves, Scholesy popped up to seal all 3 points.
Mikel Arteta – The Spaniard has got Everton ticking again. Seemingly fully recovered from injury, Arteta was at the heart of everything good at Goodison Park. Two goals and a cross that forced Garcia to head in to his own net helped Everton to a 5-1 victory.
Theo Walcott – After a disappointing performance for England, young Theo was back to his best against Burnley. Combination of pace, skill and composure saw him bag Arsenal’s second goal and saved team-mate Bendtner from a potentially very embarrassing weekend.
Kevin Davies – One goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory away at one of your relegation rivals which took his team out of the drop zone. Enough said I think!
Landon Donovan – A standing ovation by the Goodison faithful was enough to merit a place in this team. Along with a goal and an assist (more than Yakubu managed all game) in less than 20 minutes work, Donovan has probably played his last game at Goodison. He will be welcomed back with open arms!
John Carew – Yet another performance which showed how much better the big Norwegian is than Emile Heskey. His second goal was World Class and smashed a penalty to seal his hat-trick.
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