The Football-Talk Team of the Weekend: Suarez The King Once More
Man City stuff Arsenal, and Tottenham are trounced by Liverpool; just another weekend in the EPL! Check out the Football-Talk Team of the weekend here…
We’ve just enjoyed another amazing weekend of football, with two huge encounters really typifying the raw excitement of the Premier League.
Those who were lucky enough to watch the Man City Arsenal game will know that it was arguably game of the season so far, with the Manchester side triumphing 6-3 over the Gunners.
City, so omnipotent at home, went at the Premier League leaders with such vigour and tenacity. The Gunners battled valiantly, but were ultimately powerless to stop the endless waves of City attacks. A league-shaking result, and one that may have a real effect on the outcome of the title race.
Tottenham joined their North London rivals in being on the end of a thumping, this time by top-four rivals Liverpool, 5-0 at White hart Lane.
There really is no stopping Luis Suarez at the moment, with the striker battering Spurs senseless; leaving them with little choice but to sack manager Andre Villas-Boas after yet another embarrassing defeat.
Here is the Football-Talk Team of the Weekend, Gameweek 17:
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham, Goalkeeper
A regular feature in my Team of the Weekend; but you may wonder why the Frenchman made it in this week after conceding five against rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
Well, there was little he could do about any of the goals, and judging by the number of saves he made (some of them excellent), the damage may have been even worse for Spurs were it not for him.
Jon Flanagan, Liverpool, Full-back
A superb outing for the young leftback. Was a willing outlet on the flank, defended with maturity, and even had time to bag himself an well-taken goal; his first for the club!
Jonny Evans, Man Utd, Centre-back
United returned to winning ways on Sunday, with their 3-0 win over Aston Villa a soothing respite to a troubling few weeks in the league for David Moyes and his men.
Evans was very strong in the heart of the Utd backline, and comfortably dealt with the Villa attack throughout the game.
Mamadou Sakho, Liverpool, Centre-back
Gave Spurs striker Roberto Soldado absolutely nothing all game, distributed well, and laid the foundations for the Liverpool attack to silence the home crowd at the Lane.
Seamus Coleman, Everton, Right-back
Another goal for the flying full-back, and an excellent all-round performance. Everton have only lost one game all season, and moved back into the top four with a decent 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday.
David Silva, Man City, Attacking Midfielder
The cheeky Spaniard scuttled around the Etihad pitch on Sunday, picking delicate passes and bamboozling the Arsenal backline with tricky feet. Tucked in the fourth City goal to put the game to bed.
Jordan Henderson, Liverpool, Midfielder
Anyone worried that Liverpool may fold without the enduring presence of Steven Gerrard need only watch Henderson’s performance in the 5-0 win over Tottenham.
The 23-year-old ran the show, with his presence felt in almost every area of the pitch. Scored the crucial second goal, and arguably played his best game in a Liverpool shirt.
Fernandinho, Man City, Midfielder
Not the most explosive of the City players; the £30m summer signing is a usually quiet destroyer for his side. Not on Sunday however; with the Brazilian grabbing a brace against Arsenal on the way to a deserved man-of-the-match award.
The Gunners midfield were a dejected bunch as the game wore down, with Fernandinho still dancing through tired challenges, showing off his impressive engine.
Raheem Sterling, Liverpool, Winger
Superbly dovetailed the sensational Suarez up top; the England winger gave Spurs fullback Kyle Naughton such a torrid time that he was removed after the interval.
Finished off the scoring with the fifth goal, and put in an excellent performance to put himself back into the thoughts of England boss Roy Hodgson.
Luis Suarez, Liverpool, Striker
Is there no Premier League defence that can stop Luis Suarez? Not long ago, Spurs had the best defensive record in the league; but Liverpool’s superstar made them look like broken push-puppets.
His performance on Sunday earned him two goals, three assists, and the continued adulation from everyone associated with Liverpool Football Club.
Danny Welbeck, Man Utd, Striker
A rare couple of goals for the England man sees him snap up the final spot in my team. Welbeck was given the chance to shine against Villa on the weekend, and he didnt disappoint. His two early strikes put Utd well on the way to securing a first league win in three outings.
Goal of the Weekend: Theo Walcott vs Man City
Player of the Weekend: Luis Suarez
What do you think? Agree with my team? Let me know in the comments below..
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