An excellent comeback earned Manchester City three crucial points moving into third place, as Arsenal fans witnessed their second loss in as many games. Here we look into the team of the week who had a big impact in this weekend.
Jordan Pickford (Sunderland): The young goalkeeper keeps on flourishing as he earned his side another clean sheet and a vital three points that will be pivotal in the long run. He deserves a place in our team of the week.
Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland): The left back have been in fine form in recent days, and marked his form with a fine finish in the final third and also helped his side keep a clean sheet.
Winston Reid (West Ham): Reid was rock solid in defence last afternoon and earned his side a valuable win. Injuries have kept him on the sidelines for lengthy periods, but as it stands West Ham missed him dearly.
Ragnar Klavan (Liverpool): Liverpool kept back to back clean sheets for the first time in a while and that too with Matip’s absence. Klavan was the key in both the games. The Merseyside Derby could have been a lot worse, but thanks to Mike Dean’s indisputable referring keeping the game at balance.
Antonio Barragan (Middlesbrough): Barragan was in fine form at the right side of the pitch, which earned them a valuable win and gives them a chance to finish at the top half of the league by New Year.
Nathan Redmond (Southampton): Redmond keeps on increasing his appetite to his ancillary footballing sense and keeps on increasing his assist tally. He set up a wonderful goal and was an ever present in the wing.
David Silva (Manchester City): Arsenal started off brilliantly with Walcott’s goal, but to a horrible defense, that was a past when Silva commanded the midfield along with De Bruyne to set up the equaliser for Sane with a brilliant chip.
Mark Noble (West Ham): A spot kick was enough to give West Ham a win over Hull in a comparatively dull game where West Ham dominated the midfield thanks to Noble and his sublime passing.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United): Zlatan scored a brace that earned them a vital win against West Bromwich which moves them to within four points behind Arsenal who are on fourth position.
Alvero Negredo (Middlesbrough): A penalty and another sublime finish along with a De Roon goal earned Boro a comfortable win over high-flying Swansea, and helped the striker secure a place in our team of the week.
Jay Rodriguez (Southampton): Undoubtedly the player of the week who got himself a magnificent brace putting his injury to his back. We did get to witness the sheer brilliance of Rodriguez that was labelled to him years back, and if Rodriguez continues his play, the search for a striker for the Saints will be off.
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