Who had their opponents twisting & shouting?Garth's team of the week

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Manchester City went top of the Premier League after a 1-0 win at Bournemouth, while title rivals Liverpool missed the chance to return to the summit after being held to a goalless draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton.Spurs and Arsenal drew 1-1 in the north London derby and Manchester United made it 10 wins in 12 Premier League games under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a thrilling 3-2 win over Southampton.Scott Parker's first game in caretaker charge of Fulham ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea, Wolves beat Cardiff 2-0 and Brendan Rodgers' reign at Leicester started with a 2-1 defeat at Watford.
Crystal Palace won 3-1 at Burnley, West Ham defeated Newcastle 2-0 and bottom club Huddersfield lost again - 1-0 at Brighton.Here's my team of the week - have a read and select your own below.

Goalkeeper - Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Regular readers of my team of the week will know my views on Hugo Lloris. There is no doubt in my mind he can keep goal but not well enough for a top four club. That might sound a little incongruous for a France World Cup winner but standards are not what they used to be. His performance against Chelsea yet again emphasised my point that you can be a very good shot-stopper and not a world-class goalkeeper. This became abundantly clear against Arsenal. Lloris's ability to stop shots was evident again when he saved Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty and Tottenham's blushes. To lose for the third consecutive game and against the enemy would have been just too much.Did you know[/IMG]Defenders - Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Arsenal), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)
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[b]Sokratis Papastathopoulos:
Harry Kane is back and Spurs are having to find their rhythm again to accommodate him. Fortunately for Papastathopoulos, the Spurs striker is not yet firing on all cylinders which made life a little easier for the Greece defender, who handled not just the England centre-forward extremely well but the occasion. How anyone thought the tackle by Lucas Torreira on Danny Rose was anything other than a red card beggars belief - regardless who you support. Did you know[/img]
Midfielders - Andreas Pereira (Man Utd), Jorginho (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
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[b]Andreas Pereira:
I saw this lad come on against Liverpool and thought he was out of his depth. Unfortunately I'm sometimes prone to these snap judgements but, to be fair, he did cope in very difficult circumstances. However, start him against a team that is not one of the best in the country or title contenders, and in a game where he has time to actually breathe and, hey presto, you see an artist. Quite apart from his goal, which was sensational by the way, this lad can play. Then again he's Brazilian. I should have realised. Did you know[/img]
Forwards - Troy Deeney (Watford), Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
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[b]Troy Deeney:
He may not have the pace of Roberto Pereyra or the natural ability of Gerard Deulofeu, but what Troy Deeney does have is bucket loads of passion, willingness and heart. The Watford captain is always in the thick of it and his goals often come through sheer endeavour. That was the theme against Leicester City who shot themselves in the foot with reckless defending in the closing stages of the game. Brendan Rodgers has a lot of work to do at that club. Read more about what I think of Rodgers' move to King Power Stadium in 'The Crooks of the Matter' below. [b]Did you know[/img]
Now it's your turn
You've seen my picks this week. But who would you go for? Pick your XI from our list and share with your friends.
Pick your Team of the Week
Pick your XI from our list and share with your friends.
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The Crooks of the Matter
A banner held by Celtic supporters stating what they thought of Brendan Rodgers' departure to Leicester City said it all: "You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt, always a fraud." This was a serious kick in Brendan's teeth. You had to be an automaton not to feel that blow.So what did Celtic fans expect from Rodgers[/img]


Brendan Rodgers has signed a contract until June 2022 with Leicester
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