Premier League: Team of the week

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What a brilliant penultimate game week in the 2014/15 campaign of the Barclays Premier League.

Steven Gerrard had his limelight stolen by Crystal Palace, who inflicted yet more pain on Liverpool, whilst their Merseyside rivals Everton came from behind to beat West Ham United.

Newcastle United catastrophically lost their lead against already relegated Queens Park Rangers as Hull City also suffered defeat in the capital.

Sunderland face two stern tests in London after a draw against Leicester City wasn't enough to secure another season in the top flight.

That, along with more drama, supplied us with more Premier League gold. So, with players performing at their very best, here are the best eleven from game week 37.

GK - Joe Hart

Joe Hart isn't England's number one goalkeeper for nothing, you know. His superhuman performance against Swansea City may have seen the 28-year-old concede twice, but many outrageous blocks gave Manchester City all three points.

At one point in the game, Federico Fernandez nearly put the Swans in front, but Hart pulled off an amazing acrobatic save; the pick of the bunch from a marvellous afternoon.

CB - John Stones

Whilst Joe Hart may be a regular England international, here is a player who certainly has potential to earn that status. John Stones is one of the best defenders in the league, let alone young defenders.

It's only a matter of time before Roy Hodgson gives the youngster a chance after Saturday's rock-like performance against West Ham, aiding in Everton's win.

CB - Robert Huth

Last week, Robert Huth was in my team of the week, and here he is again. He's exactly the same on the pitch, too. Always there.

With him at the back, Sunderland were never going to breach the Foxes' back line.

CB - Scott Dann

For me, Scott Dann has ended the season really well. Not only has he scored a few goals here and there, but his defensive input is always 100%.

Another effort-filled performance against Liverpool in Saturday's tea-time kick off helped stop Steven Gerrard's Anfield leaving party.

LM - Yannick Bolasie

As the weeks progress, this individual just impresses me even more. Dejan Lovren was left embarrassed by a ruthless skill that the African performed, just like he was back at Selhurst Park in November.

If there was any man on the pitch that deserved to score just as much as Stevie G, it was Bolasie. He never seemed to give up, chasing every lost cause and providing the strikers with plenty to feed on. A typical winger that every team dreams of having.

CM - Yaya Toure

I was saying to my friend before kick-off at the Liberty Stadium that Yaya Toure has had a slightly poor season in contrast to prior campaigns. 

However, I was left eating my own words at full-time after the Ivorian bossed the midfield, providing two goals. Albeit, they should have been saved by Lukasz Fabianksi, it shows how powerful Toure really can strike a ball.

CM - Leon Osman

Leon Osman will be a duly missed by Everton once he hangs his boots up. That was reinforced by his performance at Upton Park on Saturday. Not only did he score, but his attacking intent was really attractive to watch.

RM - Ashley Young

Ashley Young has been one of Manchester United's best players this season along with David De Gea, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney. The former Villa man is a true winger, bombing up and down the line with tantalising speed.

He can also put a great ball into the box for his fellow team mates, as well as cutting inside and unleashing a dangerous strike.

We saw all of those factors today, and he may not have pulled them all off, but he certainly caught the eye.

CAM - Sadio Mane

How can you not put the fastest hat-trick scorer into the team of the week? Two minutes and 56 is all it took him to score three goals. I rest my case.

ST - Shane Long

Shane Long's second goal was certainly the best out of all seven in Saturday's early kick off as Aston Villa crumbled against Southampton. He constantly pestered Villa's back line and was rewarded with two very worthy goals.

ST - Bafetimbi Gomis

From one lingering forward to another. Bafetimbi Gomis is always in the right place. In my opinion, he could (and should) have scored more than once against Manchester City on Sunday, but I suppose you could put Joe Hart's goalkeeping heroics down to that.

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