Garth's Team of the Week: Hart, Smalling, Pogba, Eriksen, Zaha

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There were Premier League wins this weekend for Manchester United, whose remarkable comeback prevented Manchester City winning the title on derby day, Tottenham, Arsenal, Burnley and Newcastle.West Ham earned a valuable point at Chelsea, Bournemouth scored late to deny Crystal Palace victory and the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park finished goalless.But who did enough to make my team of the week[/img]

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Goalkeeper - Joe Hart (West Ham)
What a performance by Joe Hart. If he keeps playing like this he could solve England boss Gareth Southgate's first-choice goalkeeping conundrum for the World Cup. Hart made three world-class saves against Chelsea. His stops from William and Olivier Giroud kept the Hammers in the game, but the save from Marcos Alonso was simply sensational.I could have selected Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope or Jack Butland this week, but this was the Hart I saw win league titles and FA Cups with Manchester City. Keep this up Joe, and you're back in the big time.

Did you know[/IMG]Defenders - Seamus Coleman (Everton), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
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[b]Seamus Coleman
: It's great to see Seamus Coleman flying down the flank for Everton again after suffering that awful injury. The Ireland full-back looks like he's back to his best and posed Liverpool their greatest threat, along with Yannick Bolasie, down their right side.With a little bit of luck, Coleman might have anticipated Cenk Tosun's header back across the six-yard box to administer the final touch to what was otherwise a tame Merseyside derby. Liverpool fans were also conspicuously quiet. Hardly surprising after Tuesday night's extraordinary contribution to an amazing result in the Champions League. More on that in The Crooks of the Matter below.Did you know[/img]
Midfielders - Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
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[b]Jonjo Shelvey
: This was an amazing victory against the 2016 champions by Newcastle and why I had no choice but to include Jonjo Shelvey in my team of the week. I have to be honest, I don't enjoy putting players like him in my team. I like footballers and there has been far too much over-physicality where Shelvey has been concerned. However, his performances of late have been impressive. With greater levels of fitness and a more reliable temperament, Magpies boss Rafa Benitez could turn him into a top-class player. Certainly England have no-one with his ability in midfield - he just can't be trusted right now.Did you know[/img]
Forwards - Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)
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[b]Christian Eriksen
: I could watch this lad play football all day. Christian Eriksen strolled around the Bet365 stadium like an emperor, head and shoulders above everyone else on the pitch. If he wasn't making runs into dangerous areas, he was wreaking havoc with his precise passes.To beat Stoke away from home after winning at Chelsea last weekend - and in light of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris' shambolic displays - speaks volumes about the team's development. At the heart of these performances has been Eriksen.[b]Did you know[/img]
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The Crooks of the matter...
What took place outside Anfield as the Manchester City coach arrived for the first leg of their Champions League fixture was quite disgraceful. I thought that Liverpool fans were above attacking a team coach. Hurl abuse certainly, even stick two fingers up if you have to, but a co-ordinated assault on the team bus[/img]


"I would have to go back some years to hear Liverpool fans in better voice"
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