Premier League team of the week
De Gea, Man Utd. Played: 90mins (2-1 v Watford) - Made five crucial saves, including fine reaction block from Almen Abdi's deflected shot.
Clyne, Liverpool. Played: 90mins (4-1 v Man City) - England defender helped hustle the City front line, which managed only three shots.
Koscielny, Arsenal. Played: 90mins (1-2 v West Brom) - France defender's efforts deserved more than to be on end of defeat, completing 61 passes.
Skrtel, Liverpool. Played: 90mins (4-1 v Man City) - Czech defender capped a fine all-round display with a fiercely struck fourth goal.
Walker, Tottenham. Played: 90mins (4-1 v West Ham) - His son was a mascot for the game, in which he scored as Spurs went 12 league matches unbeaten.
Depay, Man Utd. Played: 90mins (2-1 v Watford) - Man-of-the-match display by the Dutchman, who scored opening goal and had 67 touches.
Barkley, Everton. Played: 74mins (4-0 v Aston Villa) - Industrious display by the England midfielder, who now has five goals and four assists this season.
Alli, Tottenham. Played: 71mins (4-1 v West Ham) - Another box-to-box showing from the new England international, but a fifth yellow card means a one-match suspension.
Coutinho, Liverpool. Played: 68mins (4-1 v Man City) - Tricky Brazilian scored for a fourth successive league game and developed great understanding with countryman Roberto Firmino.
Kane, Tottenham. Played: 90mins (4-1 v West Ham) - Two goals for the England front man took his tally into double figures and helped Spurs continue their impressive development under Mauricio Pochettino.
Vardy, Leicester. Played: 77mins (3-0 v Newcastle) - Foxes striker cannot stop scoring, netting for the 10th game in a row, equalling the Premier League record, as Newcastle were beaten 3-0 on their own ground.
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