Who joins Lukaku and Koscielny in the Team of the Weekend?

Lukaku West Brom

Stars of Arsenal, Sunderland, Everton, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and West Brom players feature.

Well that's it. Curtains for the season, a season that will live long in the memories of many, particularly fans of Manchester United, Chelsea, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic for a multitude of positive and negative reasons.

It's been a season that has not been short of drama, and sure enough that's exactly what we got once again, even if it failed to quite match the dramatics of the previous seasons offering. The race for a top four position between Spurs and Arsenal hung on the balance of just a single goal, but despite Gareth Bale's late heroics, it proved a mountain too high for the white half of North London.

Elsewhere West Ham and Norwich picked up impressive victories respectively to lead them to positions that suggest excellent overachievement and their fans must be delighted. QPR and Reading went down with a whimper however, a pathetic display through to the end and both will need to severely evaluate if we are to see them back in 2014.

Anyway enough of the chat, here is the final team of the weekend for the 2012/13 season.

GK: Simon Mignolet - It's been an excellent season for the Belgian, deservedly awarded the clubs Player of the Year award and another fine performance against Spurs grabbed him the number one jersey to for the first time. Could count himself unlucky to be on the losing team having made a number of decent saves to keep the never-ending attacking force of Spurs out. Could do nothing to stop another wonder strike from Gareth Bale.

Unlucky to miss out: Petr Cech

RB: Seamus Coleman - Like Mignolet, it's been a brilliant season for Coleman who has taken the right back position and made it his own in the absence of former stalwart Tony Hibbert. Against Chelsea he displayed his trademark attacking capabilities to impact Everton's attacking outlet whilst retaining awareness of his defensive responsibilities. Perhaps just as important as the more lauded Leighton Baines.

Unlucky to miss out: Nathaniel Clyne

CB: Laurent Koscielny - This selection is not based purely on the goal which ultimately secured Arsenal Champions League football for yet another season but more so his all-round defensive display that offered the platform to take his side to victory. Always looked to have the mental edge over Newcastle's attacking players as he made a number of key tackles, interceptions and blocks.

Unlucky to miss out: Michael Dawson

CB: Sylvain Distin - Another player to have had a strong season, despite age catching up on the Frenchman. Managed to contain the attacking threat of Fernando Torres for the majority of the game in a performance that included five tackles and a 100% aerial dual success rate. His team may have conceded twice but Distin was able to come out of the game with his held high based on his performance.

Unlucky to miss out: Jamie Carragher's

LB: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - Played out of position due to Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor taking up the central duties, Yanga-Mbiwa was a surprising revelation at left back and can be pleased with his performance. Moved forward willingly and purposely, linking up effectively and looked reasonably solid at the back. Could become a big player for Newcastle next season though more likely in a central role.

Unlucky to miss out: Jose Enrique

WG: Philip Coutinho - Another appearance in the team of the weekend for the signing of the January Transfer Window, QPR this time the victims of the force of the Brazilian. It was another maestro performance from Coutinho who should have had two goals to his name had the strike that crossed the line been counted but his wonderful effort from range will have comforted him and Liverpool.

Unlucky to miss out: Theo Walcott

CM: Tomas Rosicky - Arguably one of the most underrated players in the Premier League, Rosicky has been a key component in Arsenal's end of season run of form. Sure enough it was his influence in the middle of the park that helped Arsenal towards victory as the Czech international completed 85% of his passes including a number of telling forward passes to start off attacking moves.

Unlucky to miss out: Eyong Enoh

CM: Jack Rodwell - This was a performance more like what Man City fans would have been hoping to see from the former Everton Youngster following his summer transfer to Eastlands. May have been unable to prevent City falling to a shock defeat against Norwich City but was the sole shining light for the light blues, netting twice to remind the footballing community of what he is capable of when on top form.

Unlucky to miss out: Johnny Howson

WG: Gareth Bale - What more can you say about this man? It seems that every time his side need him to step up, step up is exactly what he does. Sunderland may have thought they'd got a point at White Hart Lane, despite Bale troubling them for the majority of the game before he smashed in an absolute stunner with minutes to go. Unfairly booked for diving again, let's hope it's not the last we see of him in the Premier League for a while.

Unlucky to miss out: Jordon Ibe

AM: Kevin Nolan - It was a tough call to decide on the attacking midfield role between Mata who played sublimely against Everton or the pure efficiency of Nolan, but it is the latter who slightly edged it for me. With West Ham able to secure a top half finish with victory, Nolan stepped up to the plate grabbing three vital, if unspectacular goals to end the season on a high for his home supporters.

Unlucky to miss out: Juan Mata

ST: Romelu Lukaku - We've seen it a couple of times this season where strikers have been brought on from the bench and made a major impact, but none more so that Lukaku's against the Premier League Champions, Manchester United. The teenage sensation was an absolute handful for the United defence who simply couldn't handle him and his second-half hat-trick was just a microcosm of his excellent season.

Unlucky to miss out: Victor Anichebe

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