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Premier League team of the week: Manchester United provide spine after Chelsea victory

Ashley Young excels with the captain’s armband as Manchester United put a dent in Chelsea’s Premier league title hopes. Tottenham Hotspur on fire as they swat aside Bournemouth.


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Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)

A vital save from Matt Phillips meant that, after a fine display against Stoke City, the goalkeeper was pivotal in another victory.


Right-back: Daryl Janmaat (Watford)

Three consecutive home wins with three clean sheets have kept Watford up. Janmaat helped keep Swansea City out on Saturday.


Centre-back: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

The captain’s goal at Southampton illustrated his importance. More to the point, so did his defending and leadership.


Centre-back: Joel Matip (Liverpool)

A commanding display from the Cameroonian, who ensured West Bromwich Albion’s physical side created few chances on Sunday.


Left-back: Ashley Young (Manchester United)

Stood in as captain and stood out with his excellence in both defence and attack against Chelsea. A revelation.


Right midfield: Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

A superb pass for Leroy Sane’s goal and two more assists for the most creative player in the league in the defeat of Southampton.


Centre midfield: Ander Herrera (Manchester United)

Did not just man-mark Eden Hazard, he provided a delightful pass for Marcus Rashford’s goal and scored the second himself.


Centre midfield: Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur)

Scored a rare goal against Bournemouth, but provided a typical performance of accurate passing and energetic running.


Left midfield: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City)

Showed his class with a fine first goal against Hull City and played a prominent part through the rest of a 3-1 win.


Striker: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Scored a fine goal, could have had a hat-trick and tormented David Luiz with his pace in his best display of the season.


Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Returned to the starting XI after injury in trademark fashion, scoring one goal, setting up another and looking unaffected by his time out.

Updated: April 17, 2017 04:00 AM

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