Five Premier League heroes of the weekend

Lukas Podolski Germany

Liverpool, Cardiff City, Arsenal, Southampton and West Brom players feature.

In the second weekend of the season, there were more stand-out players for their respective sides. Here are five.

Daniel Sturridge – It seems that Sturridge has picked up from where he left off last season by finding the net on a regular basis, and it’s his goals that have given Liverpool two wins this season, and the first time they have won their opening two games since 2008, giving the side a some vital momentum to start the season.

Lukas Podolski – There has been a lot of speculation about Podolski’s future at Arsenal over the past week or so but he was given his chance at the weekend against Fulham, and he took it with both hands by scoring twice and ultimately being the difference between two sides in a 3-1 win. This performance won’t have done him in any harm in trying to establish himself in the Arsenal side this season.

Fraizer Campbell – After giving makeshift centre-half Javi Garcia a torrid time, Campbell’s brace helped Cardiff City to a historic 3-2 win over Manchester City in what was probably the first big shock of the season. His pace was always a worry and as well as bagging two goals for himself, he had a hand in their first after his shot was saved by Joe Hart, allowing Aron Gunnarsson to follow up.

Jose Fonte – Another weekend, and another crucial late goal for Southampton. When it seemed they were heading for defeat against Sunderland, Jose Fonte popped up to nod in the Saints equaliser from James Ward-Prowse's free-kick against Paulo Di Canio’s men, maintaining Southampton’s unbeaten start to the season.

Ben Foster – A good performance from the man in between the sticks for West Brom kept Everton at bay and played its part in preventing Roberto Martinez picking up his first win in charge at Goodison. Everton had eight shots on target at Goodison with Foster having to deal with for 78 minutes before his game was cut short by a foot injury.

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