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Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 37

Aanautovic scored a brace this past weekend. (Agency Photo)

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Virgil Van Dijk, Muhammad Salah and Divock Origi scored the goals for Liverpool while Solomon Rondon and Christian Atsu found the net for the home side.

The win sees Liverpool leapfrog Man City, at the top of the table. The Kops have 94 points, two ahead of City who are in action on Monday evening at home to Leicester City.

In the race for Champions League football, climbed into third after a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday. The Blues are now on 71 points, one ahead of 4th placed Tottenham Hotspurs who lost 1-0 away to Bournemouth on Sunday.

For Arsenal (5th) and Man United (6th), they both drew 1-1 in their respective games at home to Brighton and away to Huddersfield on Sunday. Arsenal now move onto 67 points while United are on 66 with only a game to play.

Elsewhere, West Ham, Everton, Crystal Palace and Wolves all won their respective fixtures. West Ham defeated Southampton 3-0, Everton were 2-0 winners at home to Burnley, Crystal Palace scrapped to a 3-2 victory away to Cardiff City while Wolves overcame Fulham 1-0.

Here are the XI players who stood out for me this past weekend in a 4:2:2:2.

GK: Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

Making his first ever Premier League start, the youthful Bournemouth goalkeeper made five saves as he kept a clean sheet against Spurs..

CB: Shane Duffy (Brighton)

Duffy made 10 clearances and four blocks in the 1-1 draw away to Arsenal on Sunday.

CB: Van Dijk (Liverpool)

Scored the opener and was brilliant all round as Liverpool overcame Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday evening.

CB: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)

Ake has scored two of Bournemouth’s five 90th-minute winning goals in the Premier League, doing so against Spurs on the weekend.

MF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Made two assist in the 3-2 win over Newcastle to take his tally to 11 for the season.

MF: Ryan Frederick (West Ham)

Was in breathtaking form in the 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, scoring one of the three goals on the day.

MF:   Leander Dendoncker (Wolves)

No Wolves player made more tackles than Dendoncker against Fulham (3), while he also scored the winning goal for the home side.

MF: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Came off the bench to score Chelsea’s second in the 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.

FW: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Scored one and had a huge hand in the opener as Palace relegated Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.

FW: Edin Hazard (Chelsea)

The Belgian provided the assist for two of Chelsea’s three goals in their win against Watford, which clinched a spot in next year’s Champions League.

FW: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)

Arnautovic netted a brace from two shots on target in the 3-0 win over Southampton.

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