Garth Crooks' team of the week: Hazard, Zaha, Milner - but who else?

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Chelsea and Liverpool maintained their unbeaten starts and Manchester City won again to remain two points behind the Premier League pacesetters. Manchester United dug deep to secure a much-needed victory at Watford, while Arsenal beat Newcastle at St James' Park. Elsewhere, Bournemouth defeated Leicester in a six-goal thriller, Crystal Palace won at Huddersfield, while on Sunday West Ham picked up a first victory of the season at Everton, after Wolves got the better of Burnley.
But who did enough to make my team of the week[/img]

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Goalkeeper - David de Gea

David de Gea: With goalkeepers under siege these days it amazes me how they even get to the ball. It's like facing the Ant Hill Mob[/i] every time a corner is taken. David de Gea made a wonderful save from a corner in the dying minutes of the game against Watford, a match-winning effort from a Christian Kabasele header that, had it gone in, would have given Watford a rather undeserved point. De Gea might have had a shaky World Cup with Spain but he's saving United valuable points again. Did you know[/img]
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Defenders - Chris Smalling, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk
[b]Chris Smalling:
We've all been looking for cracks in Jose Mourinho and his players since his outbursts and the defeat against Tottenham. To my surprise I have seen nothing but total commitment. Credit where credit's due, United's players have come out fighting and look meaner than ever. Chris Smalling, with his new 'natty dread' hair style, was outstanding against Watford. The new look oozes swagger and if his goal was anything to go by, the defender's hairstyle may have something to do with it. Amazing what a new look can do. Did you know[/img]

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Midfielders - Marouane Fellaini, James Milner, Eden Hazard, Ryan Fraser
[b]Marouane Fellaini:
Who'd have thought it[/img]

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Forwards - Wilfried Zaha, Marko Arnautovic, Roberto Firmino
Wilfried Zaha: Now, Wilfried, stop this whinging and whining in your after-match interviews. You're playing in a contact sport and the better the player the more likely they are to get kicked. Why haven't you worked that out yet[/img]
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England beat Switzerland 1-0 in Leicester on TuesdayI'm still reeling from the 25-second black-and-white transmission of the England v Switzerland game to mark the 25th anniversary of anti-racism organisation Kick It Out.[/i] The idea was a piece of marketing genius. It was so simple yet so effective, matched only by the superb introduction to the match by Sky's David Jones and Martin Tyler, who between them provided the perfect overview. To cram 25 years into 25 seconds takes some doing, but they did it. I will admit, over the years I may have probably been the Football Association's harshest critic but that has come from a desire to see the greatest FA in the world play a greater part in using football as a tool to initiate change and create a more inclusive society.As I watched the television turn from colour to black and white I thought of Laurie Cunningham, Ray Wilkins and Cyrille Regis, three former England internationals who, had they been in that line-up, would have so approved of the tribute and recognised its significance. How fitting then, that Marcus Rashford should score the winning goal to mark an occasion that was originally initiated to protect youngsters like him long before they were even born. Well done Kick It Out and thank you England. You make a great team.
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