Suarez, Torres and…? Five Premier League heroes from this weekend

Sunderland, Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea feature.

It has been a weekend of top quality goals, blood and thunder matches and some outstanding performances. With there being so many men who had a big part to play in the outcome of this weekend’s matches, here is a look at five who probably had the biggest say.

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Fabio Borini

Just when Sunderland needed something from their season, they got it via a wonderful strike from their player on-loan from Liverpool. Gus Poyet deserves great credit for bringing on the Italian in place of Adam Johnson as Borini’s effort not only gave Sunderland a big derby win over Newcastle, but also lifted them off the bottom of the table with their first win of the season.

Luis Suarez

Suarez managed to notch his fourth hat-trick in a Liverpool shirt over West Bromwich Albion in what was a vintage display from the Uruguayan. A wonderful strike which involved taking on two men before firing past Boaz Myhill – followed by two top class headers helped Liverpool to a comprehensive victory at Anfield.

Javier Hernandez

It was a typical Hernandez goal really, but in the context of Manchester United’s season, and for manager David Moyes – the knock-on effect of it could be huge. Moyes threw on the little Mexican, resulting in him popping up with the winning header inside the six yard area to give United a big win in a game they fell behind twice in against Stoke City.

Fernando Torres

We saw pretty much everything of Fernando Torres against Manchester City during his time at Chelsea. He started off with a dreadful miss, followed up by some good work on the right flank to set up Andre Schurlle for Chelsea’s opening goal. He hit the woodwork with a wonderful effort before chasing down and capitalising on mix-up between Joe Hart and Matija Nastastic to give Chelsea what could be a massive win in the context of this season’s title race.

Leon Osman

It didn’t take long for Osman to have a telling impact on Everton’s visit to Aston Villa. Shortly after coming off the bench he set up the in-form Romelu Lukaku to put Everton in front before getting on the scoresheet himself in the last ten minutes to wrap up a big win. Special mention should also go to Tim Howard as for his fantastic penalty save early on from Christian Benteke.

Who was your Premier League hero this weekend?

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