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Team of the Week: Torres back on form for Liverpool
Published : 08 Nov 2010 09:26:49
Football.co.uk's Joe Strange looks back over the weekend's Premier League action to pick his best XI.
Goalkeeper - Pepe Reina, Liverpool
Although he wasn't tested as much he probably expected, Reina still pulled off a couple of vital saves to keep Chelsea out at Anfield. A point-blank stop from Florent Malouda was the highlight as he helped Liverpool to an impressive 2-0 win.
Right-back - Neil Eardley, Blackpool
Faced with in-form left-wing duo Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar, Eardley stood up to the task well. At the other end of the pitch the young defender scored a stunning 25 yard free-kick to opening the scoring.
Central defence - Jamie Carragher, Liverpool
A rock at the heart of Liverpool's defence, Carragher marshalled the back-four superbly to help them to a clean sheet against the reigning champions. The former England man also helped out young right-back Martin Kelly on numerous occasions
Central defence - Fabricio Coloccini, Newcastle United
Coming up against Arsenal at the Emirates is a daunting task for any side but Newcastle relished the challenge yesterday afternoon. Coloccini put in a superb shift at the back to keep the Gunners from scoring in a shock 1-0 away win for the Magpies.
Left-back - Gretar Steinsson, Bolton Wanderers
The Bolton man was actually at right-back for his side's well deserved win over Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime but I had to fit him into the team somewhere! He scored his side's second goal with a well executed finish and dealt well with the in-form Gareth Bale.
Right midfield - Seamus Coleman, Everton
The right-back turned right-winger was at his best at Bloomfield Road, scoring Everton's equaliser and providing a constant threat to the Blackpool defence. Tangerines boss Ian Holloway praised him before Saturday's game and it's clear to see why after such an industrious display.
Central midfield - Scott Parker, West Ham United
The driving force in West Ham's midfield, Parker put in an eye-catching all round display at Birmingham on Saturday. The former Chelsea man played a part in both of side's goals as well as aiding the defence by continually tracking back.
Central midfield - Fabrice Muamba, Bolton Wanderers
With seemingly endless energy and impressive strength in the tackle, Muamba's qualities were on full display in his side's 4-2 win over Tottenham. He helped his side nullify the attacking threat of Bale and co and even provided the ball which helped Bolton win a penalty.
Left midfield - Park Ji Sung, Manchester United
One of the most experienced heads in the youthful Manchester United side which beat Wolves 2-1 on Saturday, Park played a key role in securing all three points. His two goals, the winner coming in the 94th minute, could prove pivotal in the title race come the end of the season.
Striker - Fernando Torres, Liverpool
After receiving more than his fair share of criticism in recent months, Torres burst back to form with a brace against Chelsea to secure a deserved 2-0 win. The Spanish forward looked like his old self with two clinical finishes and a much better all-round performance.
Striker - Kevin Davies, Bolton Wanderers
In this sort of form it's clear to see why Fabio Capello called Davies up to the England squad. The striker was at his best on Saturday, scoring twice and assisting another as Bolton overcame Spurs at the Reebok.