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Who made Garth Crooks' jaw drop to make his team of the week?

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Manchester City were stunned at home by Crystal Palace, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United thumped Cardiff City, and Tottenham put six past Everton. Leicester downed Chelsea thanks to Jamie Vardy, while Arsenal beat Burnley, and Watford ended West Ham's four-game winning run. Fulham are bottom at Christmas after a dull draw at Newcastle, and Huddersfield lost to Southampton. David Brooks scored twice as Bournemouth beat Brighton. Liverpool saw off Wolves on Friday to extend their lead at the top to four points.


Who needs to listen to Souness? And who else is in Garth's team of the week?

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Reigning champions Manchester City suffered their second successive defeat, losing 2-1 at Leicester, Eden Hazard's two goals helped Chelsea beat Watford by the same scoreline, but Arsenal dropped two points as they could only draw 1-1 at Brighton. The only match played on Thursday saw West Ham come from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton. When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is firing on all cylinders you need your goalkeeper to be in top form. Fortunately for the Seagulls, Ryan was in great shape. Aubameyang could have scored a hat-trick but the Brighton keeper made three world-class saves from the Arsenal striker and Brighton owe their point to Ryan.


Garth Crooks' Team of the Week: Salah, Pogba, Zaha, Walker - and who else?

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Defending Premier League champions Manchester City started with a win at Arsenal while Manchester United kicked-off the new season with a victory over Leicester. Elsewhere, Liverpool thrashed West Ham, putting four past them for the fourth consecutive time, while Tottenham won at Newcastle and Bournemouth beat top-flight new boys Cardiff. Chelsea cruised past Huddersfield, Fulham lost to Crystal Palace and Watford saw off Brighton. Wolves twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with 10-man Everton and Southampton and Burnley played out a goalless draw. But who did enough to make my Team of the Week?


Garth's Team of the Week: Hart, Smalling, Pogba, Eriksen, Zaha

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There were Premier League wins this weekend for Manchester United, whose remarkable comeback prevented Manchester City winning the title on derby day, Tottenham, Arsenal, Burnley and Newcastle. West Ham earned a valuable point at Chelsea, Bournemouth scored late to deny Crystal Palace victory and the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park finished goalless. But who did enough to make my team of the week? If he keeps playing like this he could solve England boss Gareth Southgate's first-choice goalkeeping conundrum for the World Cup. Hart made three world-class saves against Chelsea.


Garth Crooks' team of the week: Schar, Koscielny, Neves, Rashford, Salah

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Manchester United maintained their 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and kept up the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea with victory over Brighton. Maurizio Sarri's men were beaten in a London derby by Arsenal, while leaders Liverpool remained four points clear after their victory over Crystal Palace was matched a day later by second-placed Manchester City's win at managerless Huddersfield. Wolves beat Leicester in a classic and Newcastle claimed an important win over Cardiff, while Bournemouth bounced back to winning ways against West Ham and Southampton continued their resurgence under Ralph Hasenhuttl, taking three points from Everton. Tottenham left it late to edge past Fulham and Watford played out a goalless draw with Burnley. He didn't have to do an awful lot against Huddersfield but keeping a clean sheet in the Premier League is a big deal - just ask Julian Speroni.