Premier League Team of the Week: Podolski & Ramsey joined by Everton trio

On a weekend where David Moyes edged closer to the Manchester United exit door, Liverpool took another step towards their first Premier League title in 24 years.

Brendan Rodgers’ side held on against a spirited Norwich City fightback to move five points clear of Chelsea, who suffered a demoralising defeat at home to Sunderland – Jose Mourinho’s first at home as Blues boss in 78 matches.

But it’s at White Hart Lane where Goal’s Team of the Week gets its first pick, with Hugo Lloris (4) in sensational form as he saved a penalty and thwarted the Fulham attack on numerous occasions as Tottenham claimed a 3-1 victory.

In defence, two Everton defenders make the cut, with John Stones (4) and Leighton Baines (4) playing their part as the Toffees defeat former manager Moyes and United in convincing fashion at Goodison Park.

Martin Demichelis (4) earns a place at centre-back following his goal and steady performance against West Brom on Monday night, while Martin Skrtel (4) was a solid performer in Liverpool’s 3-2 triumph over Norwich.

After a long and arduous spell on the sidelines, Aaron Ramsey (4.5) was back on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s comfortable win over Hull City and he’s joined in midfield by Steven Gerrard (4), who again led by example with his performance at Carrow Road.

Another member of Rodgers’ side is also in our XI, with Raheem Sterling (4.5) stealing the show against Norwich having scored two goals to help edge his side ever-closer to the Premier League title, and Kevin Mirallas (4.5) completes the midfield after his goal against the Red Devils.

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony (4) earns a place up top after netting two goals in the 2-1 win over Newcastle to help his side towards Premier League safety, while Lukas Podolski (4), who also grabbed two against Hull City, completes the line-up.

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