After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers and a manager.
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Goalkeeper: Kicking us off is a man who was also between our sticks last week. Simon Mignolet is enjoying something of a resurgence in a Liverpool shirt and was once again crucial to his side's picking up three points. West Brom might not have forced him into a great deal of action, but when they did, he was on hand with a couple big saves to ensure that Jurgen Klopp's side held their lead. "His saves were crucial to Liverpool getting the result," Paul Mariner said, with Steve Nicol adding: "He basically got two points for his side."
Defender: You would have been laughed off had you suggested Jesus Navas for this slot at the beginning of the season -- but not after his work in Manchester City's 3-0 victory at Southampton. He regularly combined well with Kevin De Bruyne down the right flank, and it was Navas' effort at goal that brought about the corner from which came the visitors' opening goal. "Yes, a shocking choice perhaps, but he did a great job," Mariner said, with Nicol also struggling to believe his own pick: "Jesus Navas. Who would have thought it?"
Defender: What a wonderful afternoon it was at St. Mary's for Vincent Kompany, who produced a fine all-around performance, opening the scoring for the visitors and helping them to a first clean sheet in six games. But more importantly than the above, Kompany managed to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League for just the second time this season. As Gabriele Marcotti said, "After what he's been through with injuries, you don't need to be a City fan to be glad he's fit again." Nicol added succinctly: "Kompany is back."
Defender: Another week, another goal for Phil Jagielka. Quite remarkably, the 34-year-old defender has now notched three in his past three Everton games. The latest was his opener in the 3-1 win over Burnley, which was followed by a rather dubious-looking cartwheel celebration that we'll overlook on this occasion. "It's his third straight game on the score sheet for the Toffees, and he shows consummate experience at the back too," Marcotti said of Jagielka's display. Nicol added: "There's still life in the old dog yet."
Defender: Completing our back four this week is a man who made history in Everton's win. When he set up Romelu Lukaku for his side's third goal vs. Burnley, Leighton Baines became the first defender to reach 50 assists in Premier League history, which is a superb accomplishment. A composed display all-around also saw the 32-year-old create a game-high seven chances at Goodison Park. "A steady and solid performance from the Everton man," Mariner said.
Midfielder: There was a real masterclass in the centre of the Old Trafford pitch from Ander Herrera against Chelsea. As Marcotti noted, whether it was "marking Eden Hazard out of the game, setting up Marcus Rashford's opener with a beautifully weighted pass after reclaiming possession or adding the second goal himself," Herrera was simply immense in his side's 2-0 victory. "He did everything," Nicol added. "Passed it, tackled, scored, marked -- you name it."
Midfielder: This was a unanimous decision, with all three of our pundits agreeing on Mousa Dembele's inclusion after his starring role in Tottenham's rout of Bournemouth. Integral to winning the midfield battle overall, he showed his creative side with a number of threaded balls that caused the visiting defence a host of problems. Oh, and he netted the game's all-important opening goal. Mariner called him "the artist in midfield," with Marcotti adding: "He just may well be Tottenham's most important player."
Midfielder: For efforts such as the one Xherdan Shaqiri smashed into the top corner from 30 yards vs. Hull, they'll always be a place going spare in our team. Not only did he bag himself a goal-of-the-season contender in Stoke's 3-1 win, but he was also a real live wire in the final third for Mark Hughes' side and, as Mariner pointed out, "supplied the front players superbly." But back to that magnificent goal ... "Without a doubt, the best scored this weekend," Nicol claimed.
Forward: Zlatan who? Man United did not miss the services of their benched top scorer vs. Chelsea, thanks to a wonderful display turned in by a man 16 years his junior. Marcus Rashford was a nuisance from the off, as he opened the scoring with a stylish finish after just seven minutes, was close to adding another on more than one occasion and generally made sure that he was involved in all his side did effectively. Marcotti noted: "In a rare, rare start at centre-forward, he carpe diems his way to a dominant performance."
Forward: One month out with injury hasn't slowed Harry Kane, with the England international announcing his return to Tottenham's starting XI with an inspiring display. A superb flick teed up Son Heung-Min for the second goals vs. Bournemouth, and Kane got in on the act for the third with a brilliant turn and finish to reach 20 Premier League goals for the third straight season. "He leads the line, works his socks off and scores goals," Mariner said. It's as simple as that.
Forward: At the end of a week in which he was named on the shortlist for this season's PFA Young Player of the Year award, Leroy Sane turned in another eye-catching display at Southampton. Unlucky not to win a penalty in the first half, he got his name on the score sheet after the break, when he rounded off a superb breakaway for Pep Guardiola's men. He's improving with every passing week, with Mariner talking up "what a threat he is with his pace," while Nicol added: "He's the heir to Eden Hazard's throne."
Manager: With Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the bench and United's midfield including Marouane Fellaini and Ashley Young, expectations among Man United fans were not particularly high ahead of kickoff. But Jose Mourinho knew what he was doing, and his switch to a 3-5-2 formation led to arguably the best performance during his time in charge. "The lineup may have looked ugly, but Mourinho risks ridicule, takes the long view and is ultimately vindicated with a big win over the league leaders," Marcotti said.