Barclays Premier League Matchday 26 Awards

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Carter Donahue

Player of the Week:  Jamie Vardy

In the biggest game of the week, Vardy shined brightest as he helped Leicester City take down Liverpool. Vardy netted two goals to give his side a 3-1 victory.

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Team Performance of the Week:  Leicester City

Leicester City came out victorious in this week’s marquee matchup. With the firing of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester was out-possessed and out-shot, but still managed to pull off the win.

Goal of the Week:  Harry Kane

Off a corner kick that bounced out to the top of the box, Kane fired a left-footed shot in traffic to give Tottenham a 2-0 lead in the first half.

Save of the Week:  Lee Grant

Harry Kane looked as if he was about to score until Grant made an impressive diving save to contain Kane just a little. Grant was a lone bright spot for Stoke City.

Team of the Week: 

GK: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)

D: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), D: Gareth McAuley (West Brom), D: Christian Fuchs (Leicester City)

M: Christian Erickson (Tottenham), M: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), M: Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), M: Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

F: Harry Kane (Tottenham), F: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), F: Diego Costa (Chelsea)

 

Larry Henry

Player of the Week:  Harry Kane

The striker’s third hat trick out of his last nine matches in all competitions has Tottenham sitting pretty in second place. He has been Spurs’ best player so far this year and seems to be carrying Tottenham in its race to stay close to Chelsea this season at the top.

“Tottenham striker Harry Kane celebrates his hat-trick goal vs. Stoke City in a 4-0 win on Sunday.” (Credit to Mirror UK.)

Team Performance of the Week:  Leicester City

The Foxes came into Monday’s game with Liverpool in the relegation zone. After relieving Claudio Ranieri of his managerial duties, a lot of media and fans alike didn’t know how Leicester would show up. A 3-1 win against Liverpool at the King Power should be huge for their confidence going forward as they try to escape a relegation fight at the bottom. It looked like the Foxes are back after a super performance at home.

Goal of the Week:  Danny Drinkwater

The midfielder rifled home a beautifully taken volley against Liverpool to make it 2-0 before halftime. That goal should definitely do wonders for his confidence going forward.

Save of the Week:  Lee Grant

The Stoke keeper was truly the only player that showed up against Tottenham. Grant dove and saved Kane’s effort in the second-half which would have made it an even more bad day for the visitors.

Team of the Week: 

GK: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)

D: Craig Dawson (West Brom), D: Michael Keane (Burnley), D: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), D: Gareth McAuley (West Brom)

M: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), M: Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), M: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), M: Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

F: Harry Kane (Tottenham), F: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

 

Robert Lopez

Player of the Week:  Harry Kane

Harry Kane continued his great goalscoring form with another MOTM performance after recording a hat-trick. He was deadly in front of goal and a big part of the Spurs’ win.

Team Performance of the Week:  Leicester City

The sacking of Ranieri opened up the men’s eyes and they played like the old Leicester. Vardy looked like his old self and the rest of the team was impressive. Plus, it helps them in their relegation battle.

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Goal of the Week:  Danny Drinkwater

Drinkwater’s shot was a lovely outside-the-box volley that dipped into the bottom right corner and Mignolet did not even attempt to save it.

Save of the Week:  Hugo Lloris

Driven low crosses are always dangerous for keepers, but Lloris did well to deny Stoke of a goal. A driven ball came in and Crouch got a touch to it, which prompted Lloris into making a nice reflex save with his left foot.

Team of the Week: 

GK: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

D: Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), D: Seamus Coleman (Everton) D: Garreth McAuley (West Brom),

M: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), M: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), M: Pedro (Chelsea), M: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham),

F: Harry Kane (Tottenham), F: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) F: Troy Deeney (Watford)

 

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