Check out the Premier League team of the week:
GK: There is no doubt that Brad Guzan should be awarded with this commendation for this week. An unbelievably acrobatic save from an Andy Carroll header to deny him a goal to mark his return with capped off a brilliant afternoon for the American. Villa have been struggling for goals lately with just one in seven games, so the goals that they have been leaking have cost them several games. But an astute Brad Guzan performance brought their embarrassing run to a halt.
CB: As for the centre-backs, Fabricio Coloccini leads the back line this week. Not only did he score a thrilling header to see the game out; his first since 2011, but he also kept Saido Berahino quiet who is proving to be quite a nuisance towards defenders lately which has earned him an England call up.
CB: Michael Carrick will partner the Argentine at the back as his worthy clean sheet against Crystal Palace has most probably kept his place in the first team until the recovery of Marcos Rojo. Palace's chances came few and far between and that was primarily down to the quality efforts from Carrick and Paddy McNair.
RB: At right-back is Dutchman Daryl Janmaat who hasn't really made a huge impact so far since his arrival at St James' Park in the summer. But his commendable performance against West Brom certainly deserves a pat on the back. Assisting a skilful Ayoze Perez flick and a Fabricio Coloccini header as well as keeping a clean sheet most definitely increased his standards under Alan Pardew.
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LB: Neil Taylor may not be one of the most popular names in the league as of yet, but due to a flurry of impressive games, the Welshman is ready to make a breakthrough. He seemed to be able to handle the irresistible Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comfortably, not to mention his outstanding pace to burst down the wing and create an opportunity. Taylor is an excellent example of a typical wing-back.
CM: In the centre of the park is Gylfi Sigurdsson whose free kick against Arsenal not only inspired a landmark victory for Swansea but could also earn him the goal of the month award. He seemed to do everything right, and if in the unlikely event that anything did go wrong for the Icelander, he immediately made up for it.
RCM: Sigurdsson's team mate Jefferson Montero also earns a place in this week's Team Of The Week. The Ecuadorian hasn't been given a clear chance to prove how capable he is with dealing with Premier League football, but the 25-year-old was certainly out to prove a point yesterday. A pinpoint cross assisted Bafetimbi Gomis with the decisive goal but Montero could have had a couple of his own.
LCM: To finalise the midfield is Chelsea's very own starlet Eden Hazard. His sheer pace was too overwhelming for Glen Johnson to handle and in the grand scheme of things, he was extremely unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. Had Liverpool not been in such a desperate mood, then his fortune may have been somewhat different. However, he liked to show his creative abilities also. It was an all-round marvellous performance from the danger man.
CF: Sergio Aguero certainly earns his space up front with two goals that rescued Manchester City from embarrassment at the hands of Queens Park Rangers in a 2-2 draw. The Argentine didn't see the chance to score a goal too often in this fixture but when he did he showed his clinical personality.
CF With Aguero up front is Shane Long who only came on for Saints as a substitute with just over 20 minutes to go. But he showed that a shortage of time didn't matter. Two goals in 5 minutes steered Southampton in the direction of yet another victory in their dream start to the season. The only thing that was missing from the Irishman's game was a hat-trick which he was denied from when the ex-Hull forward hit the side netting.
CF: To complete the squad is Ayoze Perez who extended his goal scoring record in the Premier League on Sunday against West Brom since joining Newcastle in the summer with a fancy flick that nestled perfectly into the bottom corner. It wasn't just his aesthetically pleasing finish that earnt him a place in the Team Of The Week, but he created a dangerous threat on Ben Foster's goal and was unlucky to hit the back of the net again.
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