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Premier League Team of the Week: A star is born

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 players, journalists and random punters.

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GK: Asmir Begovic, for Stoke against Everton (8/10)

His side lost 4-0, but if not for a tremendous shift between the sticks it could have been a cricket score for Everton. Continues to impress.

Key moment (90’): What a chance! A delicate touch from Mirallas sets Jelavic through on goal but the Croatian can't beat Begovic. Another quality stop.

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RB: Seamus Coleman, for Everton v Stoke (7/10)

Like Bryan Oviedo on the opposite flank, Coleman’s goal in the 4-0 rout of Stoke was merely the icing on the cake after he put in an impressive performance at Goodison Park.

Key moment (49’): GOAL! Everton 2-0 Stoke. Deulofeu pops up on the left flank, his cross skids off the heel of Barry into the path of Coleman. The right-back slices his finish but it still loops into the far corner.

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CB: John Terry, for Chelsea v Southampton (8/10)

Led by example with a fine goal in a 3-1 win for Chelsea on his 400th Premier League appearance and managed to snuff out the Southampton attack alongside Gary Cahill after an unsteady start.

Key moment (60’): GOAL! Terry comes up with a brilliant header. No chance for the goalkeeper from the Mata cross. A superb goal. Chelsea lead 2-1.

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CB: Curtis Davies, for Hull City v Liverpool (8/10)

A rock at the back who helped keep Luis Suarez at bay throughout. Dangerous at set pieces at the other end too. Davies has been in fine form for Hull this season.

Key moment (85’): Gerrard hits a diagonal ball towards Suarez but Davies is there to snuff out the danger.

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LB: Bryan Oviedo, for Everton v Stoke (8/10)

A goal in a strong performance all-round which gives Toffees fans reason not to miss Leighton Baines quite as much.

Key moment (58’): GOAL! Everton 3-0 Stoke. A corner is worked to the edge of the area, Oviedo cuts inside onto his right foot and unleashes a low shot past Begovic. Everton have been brilliant since the restart.

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CM: Aaron Ramsey, for Arsenal v Cardiff City (9/10)

Man of the match honours came down to a coin toss between Mesut Ozil and this two-goal hero in a Gunners side oozing class at the moment.

Key moment (90+2’): GOAL! Ramsey slams home his side's third of the day as he buries the ball in the net from the Walcott pass. Brilliant break and finish from the visitors. 3-0 now. Superb stuff.

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CM: Moussa Sissoko, for Newcastle v West Brom (8/10)

A strong midfield performance was capped by an absolute humdinger of a match-winning strike against West Brom.

Key moment (56’): GOAL! Moussa Sissoko thumps a shot into the rigging from 30 yards out. What a glorious strike. Suddenly Newcastle lead 2-1. Magnificent stuff.

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AMR: Gerard Deulofeu, for Everton v Stoke (9/10)

Popped up all over the pitch and continuously ran at the Stoke defence, often tearing the visitors to pieces. He scored and had a hand in another goals.

Key moment (45’): GOAL! Everton 1-0 Stoke. Deulofeu works the ball into Pienaar inside the penalty area. The ball bobbles kindly back into the path of the Spaniard and the on-loan Barca man lashes into the top corner from close range.

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AMC: Mesut Ozil, for Arsenal v Cardiff City (9/10)

The Germany star and Ramsey were at their majestic best as the league leaders won 3-0 at Cardiff. Ozil grabbed two assists to continue his decisive run of form for Arsenal.

Key moment (86’): GOAL! Flamini thumps into the net. Brilliant finish from the Ozil pass. 12 yards out on the run. An outstanding team goal.

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AMR: Samir Nasri, for Manchester City v Swansea (8/10)

The midfielder demonstrated that his risible form of the previous season is now just a memory, with his two goals and overall midfield creativity threatening Swansea City throughout.

Key moment (58’): GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Swansea City. Samir Nasri scores. Toure drives forward, slides the ball back for Nasri to take a couple of touches towards the centre of the box, and then drives it past Tremmel to make it two.

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ST: Wayne Rooney, for Manchester United v Tottenham (8/10)

His energy and appetite are something to be admired. As well as scoring twice against Spurs, Rooney also helped out his defence with some timely clearances. Leading by example as he matures into a senior figure at the club.

Key moment (30’): GOAL! United draw level. Brilliant play by Jones to win the ball from Dembele. Cross comes in and an awful error by Walker as the ball breaks off him for Rooney to convert from seven yards.