He did it. Jamie Vardy sprung the Manchester United offside trap to slot past David De Gea and set a new Premier League record of finding the net in 11 consecutive games. The Leicester marksman is impossible to leave out of our Fantasy XI but who joins him?
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Begovic endured a tricky start at White Hart Lane on Sunday, as an early collision threatened to end his participation. But the big Bosnian bounced back, marshalling a resolute back four to frustrate an in-form Spurs side, as well as saving well from Son Heung-min, Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane.
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Parachuted into an improving Sunderland defence in place of Billy Jones the on-loan American looked right at home as the Black Cats sank Stoke. Yedlin added to his disciplined defensive duties with an assist in an impressive all-round display.
Patrick van Aanholt
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Sunderland have a monopoly on full-backs in this team, after van Aanholt went one better than Yedlin by scoring his first Premier League goal –and it was a beauty. The Dutchman rifled in from distance to deny Stoke stopper Jack Butland a fourth straight clean sheet on the road.
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The former Southampton centre-back has forged a fruitful partnership with countryman Jan Vertonghen this season. This time he was stifling a lively Eden Hazard, who looked to have regained some of his zest in the absence of Diego Costa.
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Defences were on top in North London and Zouma was equally as impressive as Alderweireld. Partnering Gary Cahill in the absence of John Terry, Zouma did what few centre-halves have been able to in recent weeks – prevented Kane from finding the net.
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Crystal Palace came to life on Saturday but all the trickery of Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha would count for little without McArthur behind them to keep things ticking over. The Scot couldn’t resist getting in on the act against a wounded Newcastle, however, and popped up with a pair of goals.
Kevin De Bruyne
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De Bruyne had gone five Premier League games without finding the net before Saturday – a full-blown drought given the way he began life at the Etihad. But the Belgian terrorised Southampton as City returned to winning ways, opening the scoring before setting up both Fabian Delph and Aleksandar Kolarov.
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The game of the weekend was at Dean Court and Stanislas was the hero for Bournemouth. He capped an impressive display with an 87th-minute equaliser and just when Ross Barkley looked to have broken Cherries hearts in stoppage time, he repeated the feat on 98 minutes – cue manic scenes in the South.
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Bolasie was at his devastating best as Palace put the boot into Steve McLaren’s Newcastle. It was a classic winger’s display, getting the home fans on their feet every time he got the ball and grabbing a pair of goals to boot.
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The man of the hour. Vardy’s face was splashed all over the back pages in the run-up to Saturday and the former Stockbridge Park Steels striker did not disappoint. A well-timed run and clinical finish put Leicester ahead at the King Power Stadium and he could have had more, if not for the attentions of Chris Smalling.
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The Watford captain has lived in the shadow of strike partner Odion Ighalo this season, as the Nigerian continues to adapt to the top flight with ease. And while Ighalo opened the scoring at Aston Villa, Deeney was the hero – putting to bed the ghosts of last weekend’s late own goal against Man United by heading his side to three points.