Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 15
Our Team of the Week is a little later than usual as we needed to catch our breath following another action-packed weekend of Premier League football.
Arsenal were out-Arsenaled at home by Swansea City, West Ham came from behind to spank Chelsea while Manchester United and Reading played their part in a seven-goal thriller at the Madejski.
Liverpool picked up three points at home to Southampton, West Brom went down at home to their bogey side Stoke City, the champions Manchester City were held at home by Everton, while Norwich, Newcastle and Spurs all claimed a win bonus.
But who has made it into our Team of the Week?
Mitch Waddon is here to reveal his weekend wonders.
Goalkeeper: Jussi Jaaskelainen (West Ham United)
The West Ham shot-stopper was on fine form against Chelsea and pulled off a number of saves to keep the Hammers in the game.
Right Back: Angel Rangel (Swansea City)
The Spaniard was in fine form for the Swans on Saturday. He was by far their best defender and would have got Man of the Match but for the exploits of his compatriot.
Centre Back: Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Not too many defenders have kept West Brom's attack quiet this season but Stoke's Ryan Shawcross did just that at the Hawthorns to keep up the Potters' impressive record against the Baggies.
Centre Back: Daniel Agger (Liverpool)
A clean sheet and his first goal of the campaign, it was a great weekend for the Great Dane.
Left Back: Nathan Baker (Aston Villa)
The 21-year-old made his sixth start for the Villans this season and played his part in leaving Loftus Road with a point. Baker looks like having a big future ahead of him.
Right Midfield: Shaun Wright-Phillips (Queen’s Park Rangers)
The former Man City man couldn't get his name on the scoresheet but he was a constant threat for the R's. Wright-Phillips seems to have had a real lift by the arrival of Harry Redknapp.
Centre Midfield: Momo Diame (West Ham United)
He only came on at half-time but he swung the game in West Ham's favour. Chelsea had no answer for the powerful midfielder who capped his display off with a fine goal.
Centre Midfield: Marouane Fellaini (Everton)
The big Belgian enhances his reputation every single week and has scored another goal against one of the big boys. Fellaini has it all in his locker and David Moyes must be praying that he can keep him for the foreseeable future.
Left Midfield: Michu (Swansea City)
Michu is easily the steal of the season. £2 million? Now that's a bargain. The Spaniard scored two late goals to pile the pressure on Arsene Wenger and send the Swans back into the top half.
Centre Forward: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
The Manchester United number 10 had his shooting boots on at the Madejski. He scored two against Reading to ensure the points came back to Old Trafford in a brillant all-round performance from the England international.
Centre Forward: Jermaine Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
Defoe has been in sparkling form this season and scored another stunning brace against Fulham.
The Weekend Wonders
Goal of the week: Juan Mata (West Ham United v CHELSEA)
A well worked team goal from Chelsea gave the Blues the lead against West Ham this past weekend.Manager of the Week: Sam Allardyce (West Ham United)
There's no love loss between Sam Allardyce and Rafa Benitez and you could tell how much that win meant to him personally on the touchline. Throw in the fact that the Hammers came back from a goal down to beat the Champions of Europe for the first time in more than a decade and you understand why the Boleyn was rocking at full-time.
Game of the Week: Reading 3 – 4 Manchester United
Well what did you expect? The first 35 minutes of this game was like a Monday night five-a-side game. Some critics may ask what has happened to the art of defending but the fans want excitement and they got that by the bucketload at the Madejski.
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