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Premier League Team of the Week - Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel Podence

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Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 13, including Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel Podence.

Champions Liverpool rose back to the top of the Premier League table during a midweek round of fixtures courtesy their last-gasp 2-1 win over previous leaders Tottenham Hotspur in gameweek 13.

Manchester United were the only other member of the 'big six' to pick up a victory as history was made at Bramall Lane for good and bad - Sheffield United confirming the worst start in English top flight history and Man United coming from behind to win away for the sixth time already this season.

Elsewhere, Manchester City were held at home by West Bromwich Albion, although that was still not enough to keep Slaven Bilic in the job as he was swiftly sacked and replaced by Sam Allardyce.

Arsenal ended their home losing run but were still held to a draw by high-flying Southampton, while Chelsea fell to a second successive defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leeds United also hit Newcastle United for five, while Everton dented Leicester City's top-four hopes with a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

Here, Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 13.



Man City will still be wondering quite how they were not able to beat West Brom, but much of the answer lies on the shoulders of Sam Johnstone, who made seven saves - a few of them from point-blank range and late on - to keep Pep Guardiola's side at bay and pip the similarly-impressive Nick Pope to the gloves.

In front of him, his West Brom teammates Semi Ajayi and Dara O'Shea deserve mentions, as does Adam Webster of Brighton & Hove Albion, but two Everton defenders make the cut in a back three instead.

Mason Holgate actually played at right-back during the win over Leicester but is more than capable of playing in the middle too, taking his place alongside clubmate Michael Keane, having scored his first ever Everton goal and kept a clean sheet to boot.

West Ham United's Vladimir Coufal completes the back three in a slightly different position to his usual one, having provided the assist for Sebastien Haller's stunning bicycle kick in his side's draw with Crystal Palace.

Among the full-backs to miss out were Serge Aurier, who was involved in a fascinating battle with Sadio Mane, and Ezgjan Alioski, who scored Leeds' fourth in their win over Newcastle.

Indeed, Leeds can perhaps consider themselves unfortunate to only have a couple of representatives in this team, with Patrick Bamford, Mateusz Klich, Raphinha and substitute Pablo Hernandez among those unlucky not to make the cut.

Jack Harrison is chosen on the left, though, having helped himself to a brilliant assist and an even better goal, while the man he assisted - Rodrigo Moreno - also features in what appears to be his new position of central attacking midfield.

Wolves are also unlucky not to have more selections following their win over Chelsea, with Pedro Neto only missing out by the narrowest of margins to his teammate Daniel Podence, who fired home the equaliser in style at Molineux.

Everton's Abdoulaye Doucoure completes the quartet in the middle of the park, narrowly edging out Ilkay Gundogan of Man City.

There was plenty of competition up front, with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Andros Townsend and Richarlison among those worthy of honourable mentions, but in the end our front three all come from the same game.

Marcus Rashford and David McGoldrick both helped themselves to braces at opposite ends of the field as Man United edged past Sheffield United, while Anthony Martial scored one himself before creating what would prove to be the winning goal.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City25185250153559
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd25147453322149
3Leicester CityLeicester25154644271749
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham25136639291045
5Chelsea25127641251643
6Liverpool25117745341140
7Everton2412483733440
8Aston Villa23113937261136
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs24106837271036
10Leeds UnitedLeeds25112124343035
11Arsenal25104113126534
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2596102632-633
13Crystal Palace2595112943-1432
14Southampton2586113143-1230
15Burnley2577111830-1228
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2551192632-626
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2574142643-1725
18Fulham25410112132-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2528151955-3614
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2532201541-2611
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City25185250153559
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd25147453322149
3Leicester CityLeicester25154644271749
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham25136639291045
5Chelsea25127641251643
6Liverpool25117745341140
7Everton2412483733440
8Aston Villa23113937261136
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs24106837271036
10Leeds UnitedLeeds25112124343035
11Arsenal25104113126534
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2596102632-633
13Crystal Palace2595112943-1432
14Southampton2586113143-1230
15Burnley2577111830-1228
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2551192632-626
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2574142643-1725
18Fulham25410112132-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2528151955-3614
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2532201541-2611
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