Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week Six
Defeats for Arsenal and Manchester United made for an interesting week in the Premier League. Chelsea extended their lead at the top, Spurs climbed into the European places and both Everton and Liverpool went goal crazy.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez netted a hat-trick at Carrow Road while Jelavic, Stoke's Peter Crouch and Newcastle's Demba Ba both grabbed braces. But who has made it into our Team of the Week?
Jussi Jaaskelainen (West Ham)
The former Bolton man could do nothing to stop Adel Taarabt's stunning strike but the Hammers' number one used every part of his body to keep the R's from snatching a point.
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
The Argentinian was a constant threat down the right flank and got in behind Riise on a number of occasions. His pullbacks should have resulted in at least one assist. Unlucky to give away the penalty.
William Gallas (Spurs)
The former Arsenal and Chelsea defender may be getting on in years but he is still a class act. His team mate Vertonghen may have scored the opener but Gallas made sure Spurs held on for the three points.
Jonas Olsson (West Brom)
The Swedish international put in another solid display against rivals Aston Villa on Sunday. He had his back four well organised and didn't put a foot wrong. They were unfortunate to lose a goal to Darren Bent.
Andre Wisdom (Liverpool)
Wisdom made his league debut for Liverpool at the weekend but you wouldn't have known that. The 19-year-old looked like a seasoned pro as he showed no fear against the Canaries. What a prospect that lad is.
Michael Kightly (Stoke City)
When you have a striker like Peter Crouch up front you need to be able to deliver a good ball . . . step forward Mr Kightly. The former Wolves man drove at Swansea's defence and gave Crouch the ammunition to trouble Michel Vorm.
Jobi McAnuff (Reading)
The 30-year-old was Reading's best player by far against Newcastle. He looked dangerous every time he was in possession and had a hand in both of their goals.
Nuri Sahin (Liverpool)
The Turkish international played a blinder on Saturday and linked up brilliantly with Suarez. Sahin got himself on the scoresheet and looks like providing the creative spark needed at Anfield.
Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Back-to-back hat-tricks at Carrow Road, the Uruguayan is wishing Liverpool can play there every week. Bright, lively and inventive, Suarez showed his class against the Canaries.
Peter Crouch (Stoke City)
The big man nothced his third and fourth goal in the league this season and Swansea just couldn't deal with his size and strength. Should Hodgson give him an England recall?
Nikica Jelavic (Everton)
Southampton tried their best to stop the Croatian from scoring but his movement and finishing was sensational. He could have easily have bagged a hat-trick.
Manager of the Week: Andre Villas-Boas
A few weeks ago people were having serious concerns about his appointment. Now everything looks sparkling. The former Chelsea boss masterminded Spurs' first win at Old Trafford since 1989 and they fully deserved the points. Spurs attacked from the off and showed United no respect. They hung on in the second half but you could see how much that meant to AVB with his reaction at full-time.
Goal of the Week: Adel Taarabt (QPR v West Ham)
The mercurial talent was sent on the pitch to get QPR back in the game and he made an immediate impact with a sublime curling strike that gave Jussi Jaaseklainen no chance in the West Ham goal. Demba Ba's fantastic volley against Reading was a close second.
Controversy of the Week: Demba Ba's handball goal
Now this wasn't in the same league as Diego Maradona's handball all those years ago, but nevertheless it did hit Ba's hand and go in. To be fair to the lad, he didn't know that much about it. He went for the ball with his foot but misjudged it. It was hard luck on the Royals who played well, but they will be hoping that their luck will change later in the season.
Howler of the Week: Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
The Dutchman was last season's top scorer and has netted five times already for United, but his miss against Spurs just goes to show that he is human after all. With Spurs leading 3-2 Van Persie was put through on goal by a wonderful pass from Carrick. The former Arsenal man ran into the box but, with the entire stadium expecting the net to bulge, he drilled a hopeless shot wide of the far post. Terrible miss for a man of that calibre.
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