Team of the Week and Weekend Wonders: Week 37
The penultimate week of Premier League football has been and gone and now we are sadly left with just one more round of fixtures before the cruel summer months with no club competition. Yes the Euros are on their way, but nothing compares to England's top league every week. Sniff.
Anyway, here's your 37th team of the week:
Goalkeeper: Thomas Sorensen (Stoke City)
There was nothing the big Dane could do to stop Cisse's winner but he did pull off a brilliant save from the Frenchman.
Right Back: Phil Jones (Manchester United)
The young England international's form took a hit over the past few months but he was back to his best against Swansea.
Centre Back: Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Wigan have been immense over the past few weeks but Gary Caldwell's performances have given the likes of Moses, Di Santo and co to express themselves offensively. Strong, reliable and assured, Caldwell has defied many of his critics.
Centre Back: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
Arguably one of the players of the season, Kompany made sure that Papiss Cisse didn't derail City's title hopes.
Left Back: Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
It looks as though Clichy's decision to leave Arsenal for trophies is about to pay dividends by landing the big one. He grabbed an assist for Toure's second.
Right Wing: Ashley Young (Manchester United)
Young was full of tricks against Swansea and showed a lot of passion, energy and commitment to the cause.
Centre Midfield: Joey Barton (QPR)
Barton had two great chances to break the deadlock himself but his drive in the midfield ensured the Hoops kept their destiny in their own hands.
Centre Midfield: Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
The former West Ham and Spurs man controlled the midfield against Swansea, spraying passes like graffiti. Could he work his way into Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad?
Centre Midfield: Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Toure is a beast of a player and his two crucial goals against Newcastle means Roberto Mancini now has one hand on the Premier League title.
Left Wing: Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers)
The Bulgarian was in great form against the Baggies. His delivery into the box was first class and should have been converted. Scored a penalty.
Striker: Djibril Cisse (QPR)
Big players come up with the goods in big games and his last-gasp winner against Stoke could have just kept them up.
Manager of the Week: Paul Lambert (Norwich)
Paul Lambert was able to lead his team to a well earned draw at Arsenal, highlighting his side's never say die attitude which has seen them perform so well this season.
Goal of the Week: Phil Bardsley (Sunderland)
The Sunderland defender started and finished a brilliant move by the Black Cats, finding the net with a fine 25-yard strike to bring his side back into the game. Unfortunately it wasn't enough as their opponents, Fulham, won the game 2-1. Special mention also goes to Yaya Toure for his first against Newcastle, a brilliant curling effort from the edge of the penalty box.
Howler of the Week: John Terry (Liverpool v Chelsea)
This is referring to JT's league performance against the Reds, just so we're clear. Although if you saw the game I doubt you'd need direction to which match I was speaking about. Terry's general play was poor and his slip allowed Henderson in to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead. Bayern have already been in touch with UEFA about getting his ban overturned for the Champions League final.
Mitch's Moment: Bye Bye Blackburn
Another week, another relegation, and Blackburn have fallen through the trapdoor to the Championship. One might blame the manager, or the players, or the owners, but the fact that the side hasn't done enough this season means that they will not be gracing us with their presence in England's top flight next season.
Do you agree with our team of the week? We'd love to hear from you!