It’s been a weekend full of goals in the English Premier League, as Liverpool celebrated a 5-3 victory over Stoke and Man City impressed in a controversial win against Newcastle to climb the top of the table. Still Arsenal regained their lead, winning against Aston Villa in an away game on Monday. Here are the chosen 11 players who have shown outstanding performances this weekend:
Goal Keeper & Defence
Goalkeeper: Joe Hart | Manchester City
Southampton’s returing Pole Artur Boruc and Chelsea’s Petr Cech have both been great, however it’s the Citizens‘ goalie who takes the place in the top eleven. The Englishman thrilling save from Loic Remy has helped the team to secure their 2-0 win despite controversy in the first-half. It was then, when referee Mike Jones disallowed a goal for Newcastle Utd on the grounds that Yoan Gouffran has prevented Joe Hart from saving by blocking the sight of the shot.
Defender: Luke Shaw | Southampton
The 18-year-old has been solid on the Premier League grounds ever since debuting for Saints. His performance this weekend helped Southampton score a tight 1-0 win over West Brom as the hot prodigy showed class not only in defence, but also in attack.
Defender: Aleksandar Kolarov | Manchester City
The Serbian international was named man of the match by the Guardian, showing he is one of EPL’s top defenders. A set up for Edin Dzeko’s opening goal is only one of the reasons Kolarov has found a place in the Team of the Week.
Defender: Phil Jagielka | Everton
Jagielka has shown another stupendous performance in defence, whereas he has not been called up by boss Roy Hodgson to the English national team, as the coach preferred to choose Chelsea‘ John Terry to make his return. Now that the Toffees‘ centre-back is back in top form, Hodgson should think over his decisions.
Defender: Ashley Cole | Chelsea
The full-back seems rejuvenated, showing a completely stunning backheel assist for Eden Hazard to scoal the first one against Hull. Now Luke Shaw along with Leighton Baines have a hard nut to crack if they want to make the national first team for Brazil.