June 23, 2021

Premier League Team of the Week

first_img Heurelho Gomes (Watford) – A man who has faced his share of criticism over the years, Gomes earned plaudits on Saturday having saved Glenn Murray’s penalty in his side’s 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, moments after executing anther five save to keep out an acrobatic Steve Cook effort. Tyias Browning (Everton) – Among several Toffees defenders to emerge with credit from the 1-1 draw against Liverpool, Browning in particular gets a mention as a rare local lad involved in Sunday’s game at Goodison Park. Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) – Not a local, but a Merseyside derby debutant who excelled in what was only his second Premier League start for the club. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – Another fine showing from the Dutchman as his new team pulled off a 3-1 win at Chelsea. Continues to impress following his move from Celtic. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester) – Often an attacking threat whether being started at full-back or on the wing, and certainly was in the Foxes’ 2-1 win at Norwich having been selected in the more advanced position. Capped his performance with what proved to be the winning goal. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – Restored to the Palace first XI and a thorn in West Brom’s side as Albion succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Selhurst Park. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) – Team-mate Sergio Aguero rightly grabbed the headlines with his quintet of goals in the 6-1 demolition of Newcastle, but De Bruyne – scorer of his team’s other effort – was also superb. The hefty fee City paid for him becomes more and more understandable with each performance at the moment. David Silva (Manchester City) – Another City man who, as is so often the case, was outstanding. Both his and De Bruyne’s creative skills were key to making Aguero’s goal glut happen. Victor Moses (West Ham) – Is producing some eye-catching form while on loan from Chelsea and did well to set up the Hammers’ first goal in their 2-2 draw at Sunderland. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – Followed up his hat-trick against Leicester last weekend with two delightful goals early in the 3-0 win over Manchester United. The Chile forward’s resurgence goes on. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Quite simply the man of the weekend as he became the fifth player to score five goals in a Premier League game. Sensational. Team of the week (4-4-2): Gomes; Browning, Funes Mori, Van Dijk, Schlupp; Zaha, De Bruyne, Silva, Moses; Sanchez, Aguero. center_img Press Associationlast_img

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