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Premier League Team of the Week: Jack’s back

After the latest round of Premier League action, we bring you our pick of the best players on display in the English top flight.

And to give you a flavour of how their performances were viewed across the land, we have also included tweets from journalists and punters alike.

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GK: Joe Hart, for Manchester City v Newcastle (8/10)

It's too soon to say that he's back to his best, but Hart was outstanding. Made a vital save from Loic Remy at 1-0 that kept City in front.

Key moment (69'): Big chance for Newcastle! Remy is played clean through, but his early left-foot drive is saved really well by Hart, who makes the save with his feet. Hart has been excellent today...

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RB: Rafael, for Manchester United v Swansea (7/10)

The Brazilian has had an injury-hit season but he shone in an important win for United, attacking with elan but also defending responsibly when he had to.

Key moment (76'): Pozuelo takes a corner from the right and it falls apart. Rafael breaks down the left wing, running 70 yards. He slips in Kagawa, who dithers, trips and sends the ball so weakly towards goal that the defender can save it on the line.

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CB: Dejan Lovren, for Southampton v West Brom (8/10)

The Croatian has been a frequent presence in the team of the week this season and he was at it again at the weekend, putting in an accomplished performance as Southampton beat the Baggies 1-0.

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CB: Per Mertesacker, for Arsenal v Aston Villa (7/10)

The German has been a titanic performer for the table-toppers this season and looked in dominant form once again on Monday night.

Key moment (83'): Wonderful interception by Mertesacker who nods the ball off Benteke's header at the far post. It looked all set to be 2-2.

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LB: Luke Shaw, for Southampton v West Brom (8/10)

There was talk of a £30m bid for Manchester City for the full-back this weekend and on this evidence you can see why. Shaw is a rare talent, and hugely mature despite being only a teenager.

Key moment (23'): Shaw brings the ball down with a delightful first touch and bombs forward. Saints fans purr.

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CM: Mark Noble, for West Ham v Cardiff (8/10)

Noble set the tone throughout for West Ham with an industrious and hearty performance. He helped drag his team forward when a man down following the red card shown to Tomkins.

Key moment (90+3'): GOAL! Cardiff 0-2 West Ham! Noble settles it late on as he knocks the ball past Marshall after a square pass from Carroll. Horrid goalkeeping.

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CM: Jack Wilshere, for Arsenal against Aston Villa (8/10)

A goal and an assist from the midfielder who relished the chance to play in a more advanced role. This form is good news for Arsenal and England.

Key moment (34'): GOAL! Villa 0-1 Arsenal. Monreal breaks free down the left and tucks the ball back for Wilshere who takes a decent first touch before firing low into the far corner.

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AMR: Adam Lallana, for Southampton v West Brom (8/10)

His goal was the difference between the two sides and prevented a goalless draw. He didn't do too much in the first half but was cool as you like when the ball fell to his feet in the 66th minute and continues to make a case for selection in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad.

Key moment (66'): GOAL! Southampton are ahead through their skipper Adam Lallana. The ball is chipped over Olsson by Ramirez and falls to Lallana, who slots home underneath Ben Foster.

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AMC: Eden Hazard, for Chelsea against Hull (7/10)

The only one of Chelsea’s attacking contingent to look threatening on a consistent basis. His fine solo goal set the Blues on their way to a win which took them top of the table.

Key moment (56'): GOAL! Hull 0-1 Chelsea. Hazard picks the ball up and dribbles across the edge of the penalty area. He feigns a shot, which sends a poor Hull defender hurtling to the turf, before unleashing a clever effort into the bottom corner. Great goal. Pop yourself back on the bench, Mata...

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AML: Adam Johnson, for Sunderland v Fulham (9/10)

The winger was dynamic and inventive and finished every opportunity that came his way as he claimed a hat-trick. Also set up Ki for the second with a well worked free-kick.

Key moment (69'): Brilliant counter attack! Ki comes clear with the ball and plays a one-two with Altidore. The South Korean moves forward and plays a fantastic slide rule pass inside Riise for Johnson who smashed home first time under the keeper with his right foot. Wonderful stuff.

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ST: Luis Suarez, for Liverpool v Stoke City (8/10)

Whilst Suarez was quiet during the first half, he came alive in the second. The first finish was opportunistic, but the second was simply wonderful.

Key moment (71'): WHAT A FINISH FROM SUAREZ!! We had to wait five minutes for the double act to work. Sturridge runs at the defence, lays off for the Uruguayan, who finishes with quite frankly ridiculous ease. 22 and counting...