After the third weekend of Premier League action, we bring you our pick of the best players on display in the English top flight.
Arsene Wenger pointed out after the match that the fact Lloris was Tottenham's best player was a compliment to his team. It is hard to argue – the French stopper was super.
Key moment - 63’ CHANCE FOR ARSENAL: Giroud tests Lloris with an early shot from 20 yards, but the French keeper pulls off a fine save low to his right.
A shame that Johnson had to come off injured as he was having an excellent game at right back for Liverpool.
Key moment – 52' CLOSE! Agger fails to get any length on his headed clearance, allowing Young the chance to crash in a goal-bound volley that is superbly blocked by Johnson
CB: Martin Skrtel for Liverpool against Manchester United (8/10)
The Slovakian defender came back into the side for the first time this season and was a rock at the back as Liverpool held firm under incessant pressure in the second half.
Key moment – 51' BLOCK: Van Persie winds up his left foot and fizzes in a volley! Good block by Skrtel. Corner to Moyes' men.
Thought the way Liverpool hounded United was excellent. Had lead, contested everything. Says a lot when Van Persie barely gets a sniff.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 1, 2013
Solid at the back and got the all-important goal that set Palace on their way for their opening win of the season.
Key moment - 9' - GOAL - Crystal Place 1-0 Sunderland: Campana takes the corner, and the ball evades everyone at the near post. It hits the shins of Dikgacoi, and then hits the ankle of Gabbidon, before trundling over the line. Nobody knew what was happening.
116 - Danny Gabbidon's goal is his first in the Premier League in what is his 116th appearance in the competition. Virgin. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 31, 2013
LB: Kieran Gibbs for Arsenal against Tottenham (8/10)
Tottenham had lots of pace down the right with Walker and Townsend and later Lamela but Gibbs kept them in check.
Key moment – 37' GREAT TACKLE: Walker drives down the right for Spurs, but Gibbs makes a superb challenge to win back possession.
RM: Hatem Ben Arfa for Newcastle against Fulham (8/10)
The Frenchman was red hot in the second-half and lit up St James’ Park with his weaving runs and stunning 86th minute winner.
Key moment - 86' GOAL - Newcastle 1-0 Fulham: Ben Arfa wins it with a moment of magic, bringing the ball down, jinking inside and curling a left-foot shot into the top corner. No chance Stockdale.
Fer protected the defence, won possession in midfield and started a number of attacks in a impressive display.
Was desperately unlucky to be on the losing side as he helped dominate midfield in the first half and showed some neat touches throughout.
Key moment – 62' CLASSY PLAY: Huddlestone loses his man with a quick turn in midfield and likes the shot –as a man of his quality from range should do. However, his effort strikes the first man.
CM Steven N'Zonzi for Stoke against West Ham (8/10)
Commanding in midfield, and a key man in Stoke's win. Shielded the back four solidly and troubled West Ham with his powerful runs.
Key moment: ALL ROUND GAME: N'Zonzi did the little things right without having a 'wow' moment.
I saw N'Zonzi play for Stoke on Saturday... he was brilliant, and would be a great buy for Arsenal, very impressed.
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) September 2, 2013
LM: Nathan Redmond for Norwich against Southampton (8/10) Scored a goal and looked dangerous down the left all match. Already showing signs that he could be an England star of the future. Key moment: 65’ – GOAL: Norwich 1-0 Southampton: Redmond cuts inside from the left wing, performs a couple of stepovers to find some space, and pulls a fierce, low shot just inside the near post.
FW: Olivier Giroud for Arsenal against Tottenham (9/10)
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur
Another fine display by the man who's proving an able replacement for Robin van Persie. A beautifully taken goal here continues his run of three-in-three in the Premier League this season.
Key moment - 23’ GOAL - Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham: Giroud scores for Arsenal. Rosicky slides the ball through to Walcott, who beats the Spurs offside trap and picks out Giroud, who finishes with a delightful touch at the near post.
Giroud loves those near post runs, though often think he lacks the acceleration to make them clinical. Not a problem against Dawson, though.
— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) September 1, 2013