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Ben Foster - Birmingham

Former Manchester United stopper Ben Foster excelled himself with a acrobatic finger-tip save from Nikola Kalinic and a stunning penalty stop from Morten Gamst Pedersen.

Jose Enrique - Newcastle

While the Magpies attackers made hay at the other end, Jose Enrique comfortably kept fleet-footed duo Marc Albrighton and Ashley Young at bay.

Jonas Olsson - West Brom

Olsson expertly dealt with Darren Bent and Frazier Campbell as West Brom ran out 1-0 winners at The Hawthorns after their hammering against Chelsea the previous weekend.

Brede Hangeland - Fulham

Hangeland yet again proved himself to be rock at the back for the Cottagers and - although he scored an own goal - his towering last minute header saw the home side share the spoils against Manchester United.

Ashley Cole - Chelsea

The Premier League champions handed out a footballing lesson to shell-shocked Wigan at the DW Stadium, and Cole owned the left-flank with his tough tackling and forays forward.

Theo Walcott - Arsenal

The England winger was in sensational form; grabbing a hat-trick as the Gunners routed Premier League new boys Blackpool.

Craig Gardner - Birmingham

Gardner scored both goals - the second a superb strike - as Birmingham ran out narrow 2-1 winners over Blackburn at St Andrews.

Kevin Nolan - Newcastle

Nolan's performances in the Championship last season were enough to see him named the Player of the Year by the Football League, and this form showed no sign of abating as he scored a brace in Newcastle's thrashing of Aston Villa.

Gareth Bale - Tottenham

The Spurs wide man is establishing himself as a true Premier League star and the second of his two goals against Stoke is an early contender for goal of the season.

Andy Carroll - Newcastle

The new Alan Shearer? Carroll was handed the famous number nine jersey this season, and he quickly did it justice by smashing a hat-trick at St James' Park.

Didier Drogba - Chelsea

Last season's Golden Boot winner may not have scored at the weekend, but his three assists demonstrated why many regard him as the top striker in the world.

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