English Premier League Matchweek 8: Top performers
A lot of players came to party in the just concluded weekend but our list can only take ten. Find out below if your favorite players made it in here. Off we go!
10. Huerello Gomes
Once upon a season, this error prone veteran was the safe hands at White Hart Lane, but today, he's earning points for the Vicarage Road landlords. Save after save on Saturday as AFC Bournemouth pumped forward in search of an insurance goal, and at 1:1, the Brazilian kept Watford in the game with a penalty save from Glen Murray. He deserve a mention
9. Romelu Lukaku
Brendan Rodgers has been relieved of his duties at Liverpool no thanks to poor results from heavy spending. Quite unfair to expect him to beat Everton in the fierce derby but Lukaku didn't help matters. The big Belgian kept plugging away until he drew Everton level after Ings opener. Lukaku was a thorn all afternoon and can only get better.
8. Santiago Carzola
Manchester United traveled to the Emirates with optimism, and opted for experience in the middle with Schweinsterggar and Carrick but the duo bowed to the brilliance of Santiago Carzola who overran the entire United midfield alongside Francis Coquelin, won all duels and all second balls. The freedom of the spaniard was so unhindered that he went round like there was no opposition. More of that and Arsenal will complain less.
7. Graziano Pelle
Nobody told Southampton it would be easy against the champions but they did their part. Coming from behind to win at Stamford Bridge doesn't come easy, it takes character and discipline, exactly what Graziano Pelle was made up of on Saturday. His two assists and well taken goal summed up his afternoon.
6. Kevin DeBryne
Manchester City blew Newcastle away in a very unfair manner but it was largely down to some individual brilliances. Kevin DeBryne keeps justifying his price tag with incredible touches and his sublime volley on Saturday explains further. Two assists on the way and a commanding all round display ensured City returned to the summit after being dethroned temporarily by neighbors Manchester United.
5. Yohan Cabaye
Crystal Palace beat Westbrom in the sunshine of Selhurst on Saturday to climb further up the ladder but they have their marquee/coup signing Yohan Cabaye to thank. Since his arrival, the brilliant Frenchman has been instrumental. His assist for Zaha's opener was sublime but his composure on the penalty that guaranteed victory deserves a mention too.
4. David Silva
The older the better is the wine, same as David Silva. He is in the form of his life, yet to completely have a bad day when he's on the pitch. Two mercurial assists, one for DeBryne and the other for Aguero and some rampaging runs up and down the field earned him a spot up here. He is getting more dangerous by the games.
3. Mesut Ozil
Whoever said Mesut Ozil doesn't perform in big games must be dumbfounded by the heroics of the German on Sunday as Arsenal down Manchester United in twenty odd minutes. He was a menace throughout, even deadlier off the ball as he dummied past Schweinsterggar times without numbers. His assist for Arsenal's opener laid the foundation for an historic win and his goal must have left a bitter pill in the mouth of a wrong footed DeGea
2. Alexis Sanchez
Another survivor from last week's list, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez continued his return to form exhibition with another rampaging run at home against Manchester United. Two breathtaking goals, the first off a Mesut Ozil assist and the second, a fierce finish after picking a pass from Theo Walcott justified the noise around him. He was so terrific that Van Gaal had to haul off Darmian having lost all duels with the Chilean.
1. Sergio Aguero
Newcastle won't forget Sergio Aguero in a hurry, five goals and another from DeBryne. How many more defeats before Steve McLauren is eased off? Aguero's positioning, mental awareness and precise finishing ruined everything Newcastle had to offer. He tops the goal scores chat now and there's no looking back for the golden boot holder.