Sports Mole's Team of the Week

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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
1Leicester CityLeicester25158247272053
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs25139345192648
3Arsenal25146539221748
4Manchester CityMan City25145647262147
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd2611873324941
6Southampton26117834241040
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham26101064031940
8Watford26106102928136
9Stoke CityStoke26106102732-536
10Everton26811746351135
11Liverpool259883236-435
12Chelsea268993836233
13Crystal Palace2695122732-532
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2688102432-832
15Bournemouth2677123044-1428
16Swansea CitySwansea2669112434-1027
17Norwich CityNorwich2666143050-2024
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2666142749-2224
19Sunderland2665153250-1823
20Aston Villa2537152040-2016