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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City33009369
2Chelsea33007259
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd33006159
4Everton32104227
5Hull City32014226
6Middlesbrough31203215
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs31203215
8Arsenal31116514
9Leicester CityLeicester31113304
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom31112204
11Liverpool311156-14
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham310235-23
13Burnley310224-23
14Swansea CitySwansea310224-23
15Southampton302124-22
16Sunderland301235-21
17Crystal Palace301213-21
18Watford301236-31
19Bournemouth301225-31
20Stoke CityStoke301226-41