It seems that his Premier League season is that one that keeps on giving. It is still tight in large parts of the table which mean certain results are taking on huge significance at this stage of the season as some teams are now in a rather different position they were at the start.
Here is a look at five of the heroes from the weekend who have had a telling effect in different ways for very different reasons.
A terrific strike from Sissoko settled the game between Newcastle and West Brom as the Magpies moved up to sixth in the table. So soon after West Brom levelled up the game, Sissoko struck the winner, which wasn’t too dissimilar to a Paul Scholes strike against Barcelona in 2008.
Another vital home game for Norwich and they came up with the win courtesy of Gary Hooper’s close range effort. A lot of credit should go to Wes Hoolahan in this performance, but Hooper’s role ended up being the crucial one with a calm finish at the end of a well worked move as the Canaries made it two wins from three ahead of a trip to Anfield on Wednesday.
As poor as Liverpool were, a great deal of credit must be given to the Hull City manager for rallying his troops after last week’s loss to Crystal Palace – and putting in place the game plan that humbled the high-flying Reds. His record as a manager against Liverpool is fairly impressive.
Another weekend and another great performance from Arsenal’s midfielder, and this weekend he scored two very well-taken goals to help his side maintain their four point lead at the top of the table. He also got a decent ovation from his former club’s fans at Cardiff for his display which shouldn’t be ignored.
No Robin Van Persie for United so yet again the responsibility was Wayne Rooney’s to provide the goals for the Champions at Spurs. He provided both as United managed to leave White Hart Lane with a point after some poor defending from Kyle Walker and then from a penalty as Hugo Lloris brought down Danny Welbeck
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