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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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