There were goals aplenty in the Premier League this weekend as Manchester City smashed six past Tottenham, while Manchester United conceded late on in a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City and a thrilling Merseyside derby ended 3-3.
Arsenal maintained their position at the top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over high-flying Southampton, while Chelsea were also victorious as two goals from Frank Lampard helped the Blues defeat West Ham by a 3-0 scoreline.
But it’s Saturday’s Merseyside derby classic where we start for Goal‘s Premier League Team of the Week, with Simon Mignolet (4) taking the No.1 jersey after helping Liverpool earn a point with a solid showing between the sticks.
In defence, Chico Flores (4) makes his second appearance in the Goal Team of the Week, with the Spaniard particularly impressive at the back in Swansea City’s 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Germany international Per Mertesacker (3.5) is also part of the back three, with the Arsenal defender solid defensively against Southampton, as well as proving a handful in the box after winning a penalty in the 2-0 win for the Gunners.
Mike son (3.5) also earns his first place in a Goal Team of the Week, with the Newcastle defender putting in an assured performance as Alan Pardrew’s side continued their impressive recent run by beating Norwich City on Saturday.
On the right wing, Jesus Navas (4) gets the nod, with the former Sevilla star opening the scoring after just 14 seconds during Manchester City’s rout over Spurs, adding the icing to the cake with a fine finish in the dying moments to round off the 6-0 victory.
In the centre of midfield, Scott Parker (4) and Steven N’Zonzi (4) line up together, with the latter on target in Stoke City’s 2-0 win over hapless Sunderland, while Parker was also on the scoresheet in the defeat to Swansea.
Eden Hazard (4) slots in on the left wing, with the Chelsea man earning his second appearance in our Team of the Week for an impressive display at Upton Park that saw him pick up two assists and generally cause the West Ham back four all manner of problems.
A three-pronged attack is spearheaded by Arsenal front man Olivier Giroud (4) – the France striker netted twice to see off Southampton, scoring his sixth and seventh goals of the 2013-14 Premier League campaign.
Either side of Giroud is Sergio Aguero (4.5), whose stunning season continues following a starring role in the demolition of Tottenham, while Shane Long’s (4) wonderfully taken double in the Midlands derby draw with Aston Villa sees him sneak in ahead of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Loic Remy.