Premier League Weekend Dream Team

Goalkeeper: Tim Krul

The Newcastle stopper put together a string of top blocks to help the Toon Army on their way to victory.

Right back: Micah Richards

Until that horrible injury late on in the game, Micah Richards showed once again why England fans are scratching their heads as to why he’s not a regular Three Lions starter. He defended strongly, attacked well and generally stormed the game.

Centre back: Ryan Shawcross

The Stoke captain marshalled his troops superbly after the early loss of Marc Wilson and saw his side to their third clean sheet of the season.

Centre back: Ivan Ramis

The Wigan defender played well today but he is in this side for nothing less than his stunning eighth minute strike. Showing technique way beyond most Premier League strikers, Ramis battered one past Jussi Jaaskelainen

Left-back: Nicky Shorey

Despite his side conceding three goals, Shorey defended pretty stoically. However, it was his attacking ability that shone as he provided a number of dangerous crosses for his team mates.

Right midfield: Wes Hoolahan

The Norwich winger spent the entire afternoon being a right pain in the backside to a shaky Aston Villa defence. He could have had a couple of goals himself, laid on a couple of golden chances for his teammates and set up the equaliser for Andy Turner.

Centre midfield: Juan Mata

Despite being on the wrong end of a thoroughly entertaining scoreline, Juan Mata demonstrated his class time and time again. He took his goal magnificently and generally moved the game along until circumstances out of his, and seemingly Mark Clattenburg’s, control took the game out of his reach.

Centre-midfield: Jack Wilshere

On his long-awaited return from injury, Wilshere showed some delightful touches as he dominated against QPR. He added an attacking flair to the Gunners’ midfield, which had been lacking, before being withdrawn midway through the second half.

Left midfield: Jean Beausejour

The Chilean was a constant thorn in West Ham’s side, playing key roles in both of Wigan’s goals. His passing and set piece play was a joy to behold.

Striker: Luiz Suarez

Ok, he’s in this team purely for his footballing ability and certainly not his personality. Suarez is rapidly becoming as popular as a worm in an Apple Mac but earned a goal and an assist in a crucial game for Liverpool.

Striker: Romelu Lukaka

The Belgian was a led the line superbly for West Brom, having finally been given his chance in the starting line-up. He scored a goal and could have had a couple more.

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