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Here's our Premier League Team of the Week

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Hoolahan inspired a Norwich victory against Bournemouth
Hoolahan inspired a Norwich victory against Bournemouth

The Premier League threw up a host of sparkling performances last weekend and here's who made the cut for our Team of the Week.

Jack Butland (Stoke) - Ireland keeper Shay Given may have hoped to get a first team chance after his move to Stoke this summer, but the fine form of young Butland is keeping him on the bench. Butland was superb as he produced ten saves in his side's 2-0 defeat against Arsenal.

John Stones (Everton) - On a day when all eyes were on the Everton central defender as he lined up against the Chelsea side that tried to sign him this summer, he turned in a sensational performance. This kid is a class act.

Daley Blind (Man Utd) - Liverpool's faltering attacking unit didn't make life too difficult for Blind in his role as United's make-shift centre-back, but he looked composed in the position and also scored a vital first goal in the crucial game at Old Trafford.

Vincent Kompany (Man City) - The revival of Manuel Pellegrini's side at the start of this season has coincided with Kompany's return to form at the heart of their defence. He was a rock in their tight 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Brendan Galloway (Everton) - He sounds like he should qualify to play for Ireland, but this Zimbabwe-born full-back is already signed up to play for England and they appear to have a fine performer after his impressive display against Chelsea on Saturday.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) - Ireland don't have too many players who who are making a difference in the Premier League right now, so boss Martin O'Neill would have been pleased to see this playmaker getting on the scoresheet as Norwich beat Bournemouth.

Steven Naismith (Everton) - He nearly moved to Norwich on transfer deadline day and started the game against Chelsea on the bench on Saturday, but Naismith's Everton career may now be revived after his memorable hat-trick inspired his side to a win against the Premier League champions.

Samir Nasri (Man City) - The Frenchman offered up the piece of magic that sent City on their way to a valuable win against Palace at Selhurst Park. Amid strong competition for places in Pellegrini's squad, Nasri needs to perform.

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) - This Algerian is emerging as one of the star men of this Premier League season and he was at his brilliant best once against as Leicester produced a stunning comeback to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

Gareth Barry (Everton) - Chelsea lost the midfield battle in their 3-1 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park and Barry was responsible for ensuring the home side had a platform for their famous victory.

Anthony Martial (Man Utd) - What a debut from United's new £36m wonder kid. The hype around Martial exploded to dangerous levels as he cannot produce brilliance to match his goal against Liverpool every week, yet the football world did get a glimpse of what this starlet is capable of.