What an amazing weekend of Premier League action we’ve just witnessed as Arsenal won the North London derby following Manchester United’s humiliation at Old Trafford at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool.
Elsewhere, Martin Demichelis was able to repair his reputation with a solid performance against Manchester City while Fulham secured an important three points against Newcastle United.
Here’s our team of the week.
GK – David Marshall (Cardiff City)
It may seem a little odd to choose the goalkeeper from a losing side but were it not for Marshall, Cardiff could have been beaten by a lot more in their game at Everton.
RB – Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
A simply outstanding performance from a player who just gets better and better under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers. Rose to the occasion admirably at Old Trafford.
CB – Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
The German got into the right place at the right time against Tottenham doing his best to put off Spurs’ main attacking threats when he couldn’t get anywhere near the ball.
CB – Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Produced the block of the weekend following a mistake from Wojciech Szczesny. He was switched on and alert at all times throughout his time on the pitch.
LB – Seamus Coleman (Everton)
We’ve only put Coleman at left-back because Flanagan has already taken the right-back slot. He had a great game in Everton’s win against Cardiff and has been one of the best full-backs in the Premier League this season.
RM – Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal)
Possibly his best performance in an Arsenal shirt this season against Tottenham. Scored a great goal early on which was the difference between the sides.
CM – Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Led Liverpool superbly against Manchester United. He also showed great composure from the penalty spot.
CM – Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Henderson had a great game against United. He’s one of the most versatile midfielders around and seems to be effective regardless of where he plays across the midfield.
CM – Fabian Delph (Aston Villa)
Delph did a great job against Chelsea in terms of protecting his teammates and breaking up he play. He made it difficult for the Blues to build any momentum.
LM – David Silva (Manchester City)
Silva controlled his side of the pitch superbly against Hull City. He also scored one of the best goals of the weekend.
ST – Jay Rodriguez (Southampton)
We’ve gone with Rodriguez because he continued his good form with another goal against Norwich City. The only English forward to score more goals this season is Daniel Sturridge.