Manchester remains blue and redemption for Foyth: Premier League Team of the Week

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City extended the gap from his city rivals to twelve points with a comfortable 3-1 win in the Manchester derby, Juan Foyth recovered from a nightmare debut last week, and former Hibernian and Dunfermline favourite Sol Bamba set up a late finish in Cardiff. It’s Bryce Donaldson with the team of the week.

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Goalkeeper

Hugo Lloris

The World Cup winning keeper has had a rocky start to the season but managed to keep Crystal Palace at bay. He made a number of crucial saves to keep a clean sheet and his side in the lead.

Defence

Matt Lowton

The Burnley man made a great goal-line clearance against Leicester. He did astoundingly well to keep out Jamie Vardy’s thunderous effort and helped keep a clean sheet.

Sol Bamba

The big defenders last minute goal sealed three important points for the bluebirds. It’s clear what the goal meant to the team and Bamba as he ripped off his shirt in the aftermath, but managed to avoid a booking by giving Martin Atkinson the slip.

Bamba

(Credit: Getty Images)

Juan Foyth

On a day where Kane, Moura and Lamela couldn’t find the back of the net it was Foyth’s first senior goal that separated the two London teams. The young Argentinian also looked solid at the back.

Andy Robertson

The Scotland captain looked strong all game against a lacklustre Fulham side. He had free roam of the left flank at points and whipped in a delicious ball for the second goal.

Midfield

Bernardo Silva

The first of two Silva’s to feature in this week’s team. He was influential in the destruction of Manchester United. He was a creative threat throughout the game and grabbed an assist to top off the evening.

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The two Silva’s walked over the United midfield on Sunday (Credit: Getty Images)

David Silva

The second of the Silva’s to feature in this week’s team. He opened the scoring with an arrowed finish and set the tempo for the win, with a 91% pass accuracy.

Fernandinho

It is no coincidence that I have selected City’s three midfielders in this team. Though Fernandinho is not as creative as his counterparts he plays an important role in disrupting play. United looked lost without Pogba and Fernandinho was there to bully every player who dared venture into City’s half.

Attack

Felipe Anderson

The Brazilian scored the equaliser for West Ham against Huddersfield. His flair added a bit to the game which was otherwise easily forgettable. After last weekend’s brace, he now has three goals in his last two games.

Salomon Rondon

Rondon put away two very well-taken goals against Bournemouth. He sealed an extremely important win for Newcastle which saw them climb to 14th in the league. It also marked the second win in a row for Benitez’s boys.

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Rondon’s double made it back to back wins for Newcastle, their only victories of the season so far (Credit: Getty Images)

Xherdan Shaqiri

Small in stature but fast becoming a large favourite at Anfield. The Swiss International was lively throughout the match on Sunday but the highlight of his performance was a beautiful finish, on the volley, which he guided past Sergio Rico.

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