Sports Mole's Team of the Week

Fernando Torres
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This week, Sports Mole believes that it is fair to consider both the Premier League and FA Cup when choosing its Team of the Week. Here are the 11 players who lit up a goal-heavy seven days of action.

This week, Sports Mole believed that it was only fair to consider both Premier League and FA Cup matches when choosing its Team of the Week. Here are the 11 players who lit up a goal-heavy seven days of action.

Tim Krul (Newcastle)
The big Dutchman was forced to make a number of top saves as the Magpies grinded out an important 1-0 win over Norwich to keep their European hopes alive.

Phil Bardsley (Sunderland)
Solid and dependable, Bardsley scored a peach of a goal during his team's FA Cup draw at Everton over the weekend.
Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal)
The versatile defender was rewarded for his recent good form when he popped up with a 90th-minute winner against Newcastle on Monday night.
Jonny Evans (Man Utd)
One of United's most consistent performers this year, the 24-year-old broke his goalscoring duck for the Red Devils in Sunday's win at Wolves.
Leighton Baines (Everton)
The dynamic full-back banished memories of a difficult Merseyside derby at the start of the week with a fine attacking display against Sunderland on Saturday.

Antonio Valencia (Man Utd)
The Ecuadorean is a daunting force when fully fit, as a helpless Wolves defence can testify.
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
The Merseysiders' talisman broke Everton hearts yet again at the start of the week with an classy hat-trick at Anfield.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea)
Is there a more underrated midfielder in the Premier League? His well-taken brace against Fulham suggests maybe not.
Stewart Downing (Liverpool)
The much-maligned winger answered many critics' on Sunday with an assured performance and goal against Stoke.

Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
Did you rub your eyes in disbelief when you saw the Spaniard's name on the scoresheet against Leicester? Credit where credit is due, his persistence paid off.
Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
Despite not finding the net in United's thumping of Wolves, the striker nonetheless pulled the strings for the Red Devils at Molineux.

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3Manchester CityMan City38239680394178
4Liverpool382210678423676
5Arsenal38236977443375
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd381815554292569
7Everton3817101162441861
8Southampton381210164148-746
9Bournemouth381210165567-1246
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38129174351-845
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham38129174764-1745
12Leicester CityLeicester38128184863-1544
13Stoke CityStoke381111164156-1544
14Crystal Palace38125215063-1341
15Swansea CitySwansea38125214570-2541
16Burnley38117203955-1640
17Watford38117204068-2840
RHull City3897223780-4334
RMiddlesbrough38513202753-2628
RSunderland3866262969-4024
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