Another fascinating weekend of Premier League action has been and gone with Liverpool taking one step closer to the title.
Chelsea’s defeat at home against Sunderland has given the Black Cats hope of staying up while David Moyes’ Manchester United were condemned to another defeat at the hands of his former club Everton.
Here’s HITC’s team of the week.
GK – Vito Mannone (Sunderland)
The former Arsenal man was in great form against Chelsea, taking a lot of pressure which helped his side to stay in the game and ultimately win.
RB – Seamus Coleman (Everton)
Coleman had the better of Alexander Buttner down his side of the pitch in every aspect as the Toffees controlled a 2-0 win against Manchester United.
CB – Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
This is more like the German that Arsenal fans have grown used to watch this season. He looked dominant and comfortable against Hull City.
CB – John Stones (Everton)
Stones is starting to appear on this feature with alarming regularity. He played well against an experience United attack.
LB – John O’Shea (Sunderland)
A centre-back by trade but we had to fit him in somewhere. He was very solid against Chelsea and made sensible decisions at the right times which allowed his side to stay in front.
RM – Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
Sterling was superb against Norwich City. He looks like a much cleverer and experienced player than his teenager status would suggest. He’s breathtaking on the counter attack.
CM – Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
The Welshman has been arguably Arsenal’s best player this season and he returned to goalscoring form against Hull. The Gunners really miss him when he’s not in the team.
CM – Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Another captain’s performance from Gerrard in Liverpool’s game against Norwich City. He lead from the front and got the side through difficult patches as the Canaries came back into the game.
LM – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Eriksen continued his good recent form as Spurs managed to get a win against London rivals Fulham. He’s taken to the Premier League lick a duck to water.
ST – Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
Bony was close to unplayable in the game against Newcastle United. He dominated the Toon’s back four in several aspects grabbing a brace which was the difference.
ST – Lukas Podolski (Arsenal)
Playing as a left winger for Arsenal but we’ve got him up front to fit him into the team. Another solid brace and another good performance from the German.