Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy. Despite being unable to do anything about Cisse’s goal, McCarthy was a wall for Reading, saving from Granero, Taarabt and Cisse impressively.
Full back: Patrice Evra. The United full back hasn’t been in the best form this season but was on top form, keeping Walcott quiet when he came on and scoring the crucial second goal.
Centre back: Ashley Williams. Up against one of the most potent attacks in the league, Williams took charge and repelled attack after attack to earn his side a point.
Centre back: Gary Cahill. Swansea didn’t show a huge amount of attacking verve, but what there was, Cahill repelled with his traditional lunging enthusiasm. He also claimed an assist as he flicked on a corner for Victor Moses to prod home.
Full back: Kasper Gorkss. The Reading full back played well all match, keeping the attacking talent of QPR at bay and that goal is one that many players further up the pitch would be proud of.
Left midfield: Shane Long. Played on the wing by Steve Clarke, Long was busy all game and provided the cross for Odemwingie that sealed the game for the Baggies.
Centre midfield: Marouane Fellaini. The giant Belgian terrified the Fulham midfield and used his strength, height and power to score a brace for the Toffees.
Central midfield: Shaun Maloney. The Wigan central midfielder dominated against a strong Spurs midfield and it was his free kick that led to Watson’s winner.
Right midfield: Antonio Valencia. Not quite sure whether this place is justified because anyone up against Andre Santos yesterday would look like George Best but Valencia attacked well and looked dangerous all day.
Striker: Peter Odemwingie. The Belgian is rediscovering last season’s form rapidly. His brace against Southampton was a result of good movement, good approach play and poor defending, but he tucked away his chances and you can’t do more than that.
Striker: Luis Suarez. The Liverpool forward was once again in his most defender-bothering mood. Full of running, skill and, well, that goal alone earned him his place.
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