Here's our Premier League team of the week


As Leicester proved they can party without Jamie Vardy and Rafa Benitez restored confidence in Newcastle, here's our Premier League team of the week.

1. Vito Mannone, Sunderland

Vito Mannone
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Played 90 minutes (0-0 v Arsenal). Frustrated his old club's hopes of making the top four. Got down really well to thwart two Alexis Sanchez efforts.

2. Vurnon Anita, Newcastle

Vurnon Anita
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Played 90 minutes (2-2 v Liverpool). Impressed again in unfamiliar right-back role. Defensively sound and teasing cross set up Newcastle opener.

3. Alberto Moreno, Liverpool

Alberto Moreno
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Played 90 minutes (2-2 v Newcastle). Enjoying new lease of life right now. Plenty of energy and provided assists for both Liverpool goals.

4. Lamine Kone, Sunderland

Lamine Kone
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Played 90 minutes (0-0 v Arsenal): Effective partnership with Younes Kaboul kept Olivier Giroud on a tight leash. Strong in the air and aggressive in the tackle.

5. Wes Morgan, Leicester

Wes Morgan
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Played 90 minutes (4-0 v Swansea): Far from his toughest afternoon, but won his battles and again drove Leicester on towards the finishing line.

6. Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas
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Played 90 minutes (4-1 v Bournemouth). Cut Cherries apart with passing ability. Three assists took him to third in all-time Premier League table with 95.

7. Jack Colback, Newcastle

Jack Colback
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Played 90 minutes (2-2 v Liverpool). Capped strong showing in Newcastle's second-half comeback at Anfield with a first goal of the season.

8. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester

Riyad Mahrez
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Played 90 minutes (4-0 v Swansea). At his elegant best throughout and composed finish for 17th league goal of season put Foxes on their way.

9. Shane Long, Southampton

Shane Long
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Played 90 minutes (4-2 v Aston Villa). Selfless front-running display was too hot to handle for Villa defence. Scored one, made two and might have had a hat-trick.

10. Kelechi Iheanacho, Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho
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Played 90 minutes (4-0 v Stoke). Underlined huge potential by scoring twice and winning a penalty. Scored 11 goals from 15 shots on target this season.

11. Leonardo Ulloa, Leicester

Leonardo Ulloa
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Played 79 minutes (4-0 v Swansea). Called up for a rare start with Jamie Vardy suspended, but showed his worth with two precious goals.