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Arsenal and Spurs played out a thrilling 2-2 draw to finish off an exciting weekend of football. Liverpool kept up their 100% start with a 3-0 win at Burnley, while title rivals Manchester City thrashed Brighton 4-0.Chelsea were held 2-2 by Sheffield United, with Manchester United drawing 1-1 at Southampton.Leicester impressed again with a 3-1 win over Bournemouth, West Ham beat Norwich 2-0, Crystal Palace saw off Aston Villa 1-0 and Newcastle drew 1-1 with Watford. In Sunday’s other game Everton beat Wolves in a 3-2 thriller.Here’s my team of the week – have a read and select your own below.
Garth Crooks’ team of the weekGoalkeeper – Adrian (Liverpool)
I think it’s perfectly acceptable for a goalkeeper to rely on his defensive unit just as much as his defenders can rely on him. The relationship between the Liverpool back four and stand-in keeper Adrian has had its good and bad moments. Adrian’s performance against Burnley, however, was about as good as it gets. The Spanish keeper made a superb save from Chris Wood at a critical time in the first half, while his defensive unit made sure Adrian was not required to come to their rescue thereafter. For the first time since Adrian took over from the injured Alisson Liverpool looked comfortable with their goalkeeper. The future is beginning to look Red. Did you know? Adrian has a 73% save percentage in the Premier League this season. Of goalkeepers with three or more starts in 2019-20, only three have a better percentage (Vicente Guaita 80%, Ederson 77% and Hugo Lloris 76%). Defenders – Fabian Schar (Newcastle), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)
Fabian Schar: This was a very different test to the one facing Newcastle last week against Spurs. I posed the question ‘could the Magpies attack with the same conviction as they defended at White Hart Lane?’ Well, the performance wasn’t quite as convincing but good enough to contain a Watford side desperate for points. Schar played a major part in this controlled, professional performance by Newcastle. They didn’t panic when they went 1-0 down and he took his goal with great composure. Not bad for a centre-back. Did you know? Since the start of 2019, Schar has scored five Premier League goals, more than any other current Newcastle player. Four of these have come at St James’ Park.Virgil van Dijk: It was only a matter of time before Virgil van Di
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