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Manchester United were the big winners over the weekend as title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea dropped points. United had to dig deep offensively to overcome Reading 4-3 thanks to two goals from Wayne Rooney on a weekend which also saw Arsenal slump to defeat.
Liverpool bounced back from defeat at Tottenham with a 1-0 win over Southampton while Spurs continue to rise following a 3-0 win over Fulham.
Meanwhile, QPR are still winless but they at least avoided defeat against struggling Aston Villa.
We've gone with a 4-4-2 formation.
GK: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
The scene was set for newly-installed QPR manager Harry Redknapp to deliver the club their first win of the season and it would have happened on Saturday against Aston Villa had Brad Guzan not been in goal.
All-in-all, the big American had to face 17 shots directed at goal (eight were on target) but it was his stops on Shaun Wright-Phillips and Park Ji-Sung, both were in one-v-one situations, which really caught the eye.
RB: Angel Rangel (Swansea)
It was a shock to see Arsenal capitulate so badly at home against a visiting Swansea side. Saturday's 2-0 defeat to the Swans summed up the season so far for the Gunners while it also punctuated Angel Rangel's importance to the Welsh outfit.
The full-back was in superb form and his presence down the Swans' right caused Arsenal plenty of problems. In fact, had Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny not been so alert to Rangel's goal bound efforts in the first half, it might have been an even heavier defeat for Arsene Wenger.
LB: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Tottenham are really starting to build momentum after a mixed start under new boss Andre Villas-Boas. And when you have player like Jan Vertonghen who can step up like he did against Fulham despite disruptive in-game injuries to Michael Dawson and Gareth Bale, it must be a relief.
The Belgian defender was crucial in Spurs' 3-0 win over Fulham at the weekend -taking defenders on, winning tackles and making defensive clearances.
CB: Daniel Agger (Liverpool)
There's not much to say regarding why Daniel Agger deserves a spot in our Team of the Week. The facts speak for themselves - Liverpool kept a clean sheet against Southampton largely thanks to him and the Reds also got the only goal of the game also because of him.
CB: Ryan Shawcross (Stoke)
What a player Ryan Shawcross has become for Stoke. He's been at the club since the beginning of their Premier League adventure and has grown into a top defender. The football purists may always have an issue with Stoke but defending is a skill in football and Shawcross did it perfectly for his team in Saturday's 1-0 win over over-achieving West Brom.
RM: Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading)
Someone needs to tell Sir Alex Ferguson to spend on a new first-choice left-back for next season. Patrice Evra isn't what he used to be and is starting to struggle against young wingers like in Saturday's game against Reading's Hal Robson-Kanu. Other than giving Evra a headache for the entire first half, the 23-year-old also deserves some plaudits for his cracking volley which opened the scoring. Reading went on to lose 4-3 but United's current defensive look surely won't survive the summer if they continue to play as they did on Saturday.
LM: Anthony Pilkington (Norwich)
Continuing where he left off against Manchester United, Norwich's Anthony Pilkington popped up to score what turned out to be the winning goal for his team in Sunday's 2-1 win over Sunderland. The midfielder continually exploited Sunderland's high defensive line and in doing so served a warning to other teams who look to adopt a similar defensive strategy in the future against the Canaries.
CM: Mohamed Diame (West Ham)
Mohamed Diame. We should probably make a mental note of that name and try to remember it for future references. The 25-year-old absolutely over-ran Chelsea's star studded midfield during West Ham's 3-1 win on Saturday. As Jamie Redknapp put it, he's like a cross between Yaya Toure and Patrick Vieira. Here's something else you need to know about Diame - he joined the Hammers on a free and has an agreed get-out clause.
CM: Marouane Fellani (Everton)
Perhaps this is a bit of a controversial inclusion into our Team of the Week. Marouane Fellani did run the show for Everton once again this season and even Manchester City's embarrassment of riches in midfield couldn't stop him on Saturday; but he also conceded a penalty which ended up giving City the equalising goal. I guess it depends on whether you are a glass half-full person or half-empty person.
ST: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Manchester United finished the weekend's fixtures still on top of the Barclays Premier League, and this was entirely down to their attacking prowess against Reading. And for once it was Wayne Rooney who starred and not his new strike partner Robin van Persie.
Rooney was flawless - scoring twice and setting up Van Persie for his goal on a day where United had to score four just to get three points against newly-promoted Reading.
ST: Michu (Swansea)
Michu's terrific brace in Swansea's win over Arsenal leaves Tottenham's Jermain Defoe out of luck this week. The Englishman was great against Fulham but not better than Michu was against the Gunners. He bided his time patiently just waiting for the perfect opportunity to arrive and when it did - twice - he made no mistake. The coolness and calmness of his finishing is what really impresses and at just £2million he surely must be leading the race to be named buy of the season.