GMF Team of the week 16/08/10

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There were goals galore on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. Here's givemefootball's first team of the week.

GMF Team of the week - click here to view the picture gallery.

Joe Hart - Manchester City

There had been plenty of speculation regarding who would be the Manchester City number one for the Premier League curtain-raiser against Tottenham. Joe Hart was given the nod over his senior colleague Shay Given, and repaid the faith shown by his manager Roberto Mancini with a number of stunning saves.

Alex Baptiste - Blackpool

Even the most optimistic of Blackpool fans would not have thought their side could smash four goals in their first ever Premier League match. Wigan were on the receiving end of a Tangerine battering, and defender Alex Baptiste completed the rout.

Chris Samba - Blackburn Rovers

Defenders don't come much more imposing than Blackburn's Chris Samba. The 26-year-old was at his battling best against Everton as he made sure Rovers kept a clean sheet.

Ledley King - Tottenham Hotspur

For all their riches and attacking options, Manchester City could not break Spurs down on Saturday, and Ledley King - as ever - was at the heart of a solid Tottenham backline.

Liam Ridgewell - Birmingham City

Birmingham looked to be dead and buried when Stephen Carr put into his own net to give Sunderland a 2-0 lead shortly before the hour-mark. But Scott Dann got a goal back before the impressive Liam Ridgewell snatched a dramatic late leveller.

James Milner - Aston Villa

If reports are to be believed, James Milner won't be at Aston Villa for much longer - although you would not be able to tell that from Saturday's display. The 24-year-old was in sublime form, and even capped off his performance with a well taken goal.

David Jones - Wolves

Wolves midfielder David Jones makes the cut this week simply for his audacious goal against Stoke. The ex-Manchester United trainee had the ball rolled back to him from a Wolves free-kick, which he then proceeded to flick up and volley home off the underside of the crossbar.

Florent Malouda - Chelsea

Florent Malouda finally realised his potential at Chelsea last season, and he looks set to continue his rise during this campaign after two goals on the opening day against West Brom.

Stewart Downing - Aston Villa

Stewart Downing may have only scored a tap-in against West Ham, but the application and incision he demonstrated makes him a worthy member of the team of the week.

Marlon Harewood - Blackpool

This time last week Marlon Harewood didn't even have a club, and now the former West Ham man has two Premier League goals to his name after a stunning Blackpool display.

Didier Drogba - Chelsea

Didier Drogba already looks in ominous form, and his three goals sunk a shell-shocked West Brom.

Tottenham Hotspur
Didier Drogba
Stewart Downing
Joe Hart
Ledley King
Manchester City
James Milner
Florent Malouda
Liam Ridgewell
Alex Baptiste
David Jones
Premier League
Marlon Harewood
Shay Given
Aston Villa

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