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Premier League Team of the Week - Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero, David Silva

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Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek three, including Sergio Aguero, Mohamed Salah and David Silva.
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Liverpool are the only remaining perfect team after three games of the new Premier League season following their 3-1 triumph over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday, ending the Gunners' own 100% start in the process.

Jurgen Klopp's side are now top of the table and two points clear of champions Manchester City, who returned to winning ways against Bournemouth on Sunday.

There were shocks elsewhere as Manchester United fell to a dramatic late defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford and Newcastle United picked up their first win under Steve Bruce at Tottenham Hotspur's expense.

Bruce was not the only manager to earn his maiden win this weekend, with Frank Lampard also ending his wait for a Chelsea triumph during an entertaining 3-2 victory over Norwich City.

Aston Villa, Southampton and West Ham United also picked up their first wins of the campaign, the latter inflicting a 3-1 defeat on Watford, who remain pointless after three games.

Leicester City overcame newly-promoted Sheffield United to deny the Blades a second successive win, while Wolverhampton Wanderers ended the weekend with a 97th-minute equaliser against Burnley.

Here, Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek three.




Not many people would have given an out-of-form Newcastle side much of a chance away to Champions League runners-up Spurs, but their 1-0 win well and truly kickstarted life under Bruce and Martin Dubravka was key to that clean sheet. The shot-stopper just about pips Ederson to a place in this week's team.

Liverpool are the best-represented club in this XI, and two of those representatives come in defence despite once again failing to keep a clean sheet. Joel Matip's thunderous header opened the scoring while the Arsenal defence was focused on Virgil van Dijk, and Trent Alexander-Arnold created that goal with one of his many crosses into the box.

Caglar Soyuncu continues to prove that he is an adequate replacement for Harry Maguire, providing an assist in Leicester's win over Sheffield United to beat Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett to the second centre-back role.

Palace hero Patrick van Aanholt was close to completing the back four following his last-gasp winner at Old Trafford, but Emerson Palmieri narrowly pips him to that position following his all-action showing in the five-goal thriller with Norwich.

Emerson is joined in the XI by Mateo Kovacic, who provided an assist in that win, but fellow Chelsea players Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham do not make the team despite their starring roles at Carrow Road.

James Maddison is the second Leicester player in the team as he once again provided a glimpse of his potential against Sheffield United, registering an assist to join Man City's David Silva, who set up two goals of his own to produce a fitting performance in his 400th game for the club.

There was plenty of competition for the forward roles, with Teemu Pukki, Nathan Redmond and Abraham all pushing for inclusion, but Sergio Aguero's brace against Bournemouth means that he leads the line after showing typically clinical instincts inside the penalty area.

Mohamed Salah was the star of the show at Anfield with two goals to take the game away from Arsenal, the first of which was as good a penalty as you are ever likely to see and the second of which was a stunning solo effort which left David Luiz for dead.

West Ham fans will already be feeling as though the club-record sum spent on Sebastien Haller is money well spent after he got off the mark with a brace at Vicarage Road, inspiring the Hammers to their opening win of the campaign.

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