The Premier League doesn’t seem to have a dull weekend this season as the odd surprise result is still cropping up 15 games in. This weekend had some stunning goals, heaped pressure on managers and some more changes in the league position of some sides.
Here are five players who are heroes for their teams after this weekend.
With Southampton trailing to an early Sergio Aguero goal, it could have easily been four defeats on the bounce for the Saints against a confident Manchester City side. However, they put in a very strong performance, with Osvaldo coming up with a wonderful finish before half-time to ensure a share of the spoils.
Everton really took the game to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, and will have found it hard to see themselves trailing to the Gunners after such a positive performance. But four minutes after Mesut Ozil’s opener, young Deulofeu came up with a stunning finish to give Everton a well-deserved point, and proved their result at Old Trafford earlier in the week was no flash in the pan.
Cabaye had a terrific game in the middle of the park against Manchester United, and towards the hour mark the Frenchman turned home Moussa Sissoko’s cross, which ultimately gave Newcastle their first win at Old Trafford in 41 years and heaped more misery on David Moyes in the home dugout.
Assaidi has probably done the two clubs in English football he is connected to at the moment a big favour. His wonderful last minute strike after cutting in from the left flank not only helped Stoke City to a valuable three points and given them huge belief going forward under Mark Hughes, but also helped the club he is on loan from, Liverpool, to move up to second place.
Norwich will have been keen to put their hammering at Anfield in midweek behind them, and importantly improve their poor away record this season. Leroy Fer set up Gary Hooper early on to give the Canaries the lead against a tricky West Bromwich Albion side at the Hawthorns, and then scored late on himself to secure victory, and to give Norwich a big win.
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