Premier League hotlist: Mo Salah and Raheem Sterling feature
Last Updated: 27/11/17 7:34am
Who were the best Premier League players from the weekend games? We take a look at the man-of-the-match performances in our hotlist...
Huddersfield 1-2 Man City - Raheem Sterling
Sterling's impact was decisive. He salvaged thee points when City's unbeaten record was in real danger of coming up short against a resilient Huddersfield side. He won the penalty for Aguero's equaliser was in the right place to convert the winner, reward for a determined performance.
Southampton 4-1 Everton - Charlie Austin
Austin's eight previous Premier League appearances this season had all come from the bench and the striker evidently had a point to prove after being awarded a rare start by Mauricio Pellegrino. He made that point in style and despite spurning two early chances, he settled this match with two textbook headers shortly after the break.
Sky Sports' commentator Alan Smith picked him out as the shining light in a Southampton team full of impressive performers, saying: "There have been plenty of candidates; Bertrand, Boufal and Tadic have all done really well, but Austin was the matchwinner with the second and third goals to take the match away from Everton. They were superb goals."
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal - Ben Mee
Burnley defended their penalty box doggedly throughout and nobody epitomised their effort more than Mee who didn't put a foot wrong in the game.
Mee made four blocks in total to deny Arsenal shots from close range and marked Lacazette imperiously throughout the game, alongside his partner James Tarkowski who was unfortunate to concede the penalty.
He was mightily unlucky to be on the losing side.
Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke - Mamadou Sakho
The defender had the captain's armband on and certainly led his side to victory. He was calm at the back, keeping Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting quiet and then ensured Peter Crouch didn't have the impact his manager desired.
His injury-time goal was the icing on the cake and it was thanks to his instincts that he was in the right place to net the winner.
Manchester United 1-0 Brighton - Ashley Young
A tough choice with no real standout performers, but Young's attacking play on the left troubled Brighton throughout. Clearly in confident mood, the full-back's decision to take the shot on inevitably lead to United's opening goal. Surely he and Dunk will be pushing for Young to be credited with the goal, which would be his first since May 2016.
Newcastle 0-3 Watford - Marvin Zeegelaar
It was a brilliant performance from Zeegelaar on just his second appearance for Watford and his second start in the Premier League. He set up the opening two goals and continued to provide for the Hornets down that left flank, shining when Richarlison had a quieter afternoon.
Swansea 0-0 Bournemouth - Alfie Mawson
Bournemouth came into the game full of confidence having smashed four past Huddersfield without reply and many had fancied the Cherries to enjoy a fruitful afternoon in south Wales but the Swansea defence held firm, expertly marshalled by Mawson.
The young defender was without his usual partner in Federico Fernandez after the Argentine returned to his homeland on Friday night following the death of his father, but Mawson stepped up to deliver another mature performance alongside the impressive Mike van der Hoorn.
Marc Pugh and Charlie Daniels frequently combined well down the left but it was Mawson who time and again made vital interceptions at the crucial moment to keep the home side's clean sheet intact for the first time in five games.
Tottenham 1-1 West Brom - Salomon Rondon
The goal was only Rondon's second of the Premier League campaign, but the Venezuelan showed he can be Albion's key man away from home against top-six opposition.
His goal looked messy, but look closer and you'll see everything you want from a striker; strength to shove Davinson Sanchez off the ball, awareness of Hugo Lloris' position, and a slow, trickling, inch-perfect finish into the bottom-left corner.
But the goal aside, Rondon held the ball up well, won fouls as Spurs piled pressure on the visitors, and bullied Sanchez, the defender Mauricio Pochettino said could be one of the world's best defenders in years to come.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea - Mo Salah
Salah was Liverpool's most dangerous player all evening and kept up his superb scoring streak with a neat finish. He came close twice from the edge of the box in the first-half and could have added a second on the break late in the second. With 10 Premier League goals already this season, he's looking like the signing of the summer - and once again showed Chelsea what they let go.
West Ham 1-1 Leicester - Marko Arnautovic
It looked at times as though West Ham had signed a new right winger. The home fans had yet to see their big money signing really produce a high level of work-rate but Arnautovic produced the goods here in a solid all-round display. The pick of his key moments came midway through the first-half where he sprinted back 50 yards to make a vital last-ditch tackle on Jamie Vardy.
David Moyes commented: "He was very good - people told me on Sunday that was one of his better games. He showed the other side to his game that he knows he has to do."
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