Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week

Sports Mole picks out the 11 players who made their mark in the Premier League this weekend.

Goals were at a premium once again in the Premier League this weekend, but that did not mean that there was a shortage of excitement and drama.

Liverpool maintained their 100% start to the season with a 1-0 win over Manchester United, while Arsenal got one over on local rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City returned to winning ways against Hull City, while there were also victories for Swansea City, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Norwich City and Crystal Palace.

Here, Sports Mole picks out the 11 players who put their stamp on proceedings.

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Frenchman pulled off a string of fine saves to keep his side in the North London derby against Arsenal, but it was not to be for Spurs as they slumped to their first defeat of the season.

Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
The England international did well to keep Manchester United at bay as the Reds saw off their nearest and dearest.
Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
The Gunners rallied against the odds to beat big-spending Spurs, and a large part of that victory was down to a solid defence led by Mertesacker.
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
Despite having struggled with injury in recent weeks, Skrtel came back into the Liverpool side for their win over Manchester United with a performance that was both commanding and committed.
Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal)
The youngster looked very composed at full-back, nullifying Spurs on the flanks during Arsenal's derby triumph.

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United)
He may have came off the bench late on against Fulham, but Ben Arfa's impact was a huge one as he scored a wonderful winner for the Magpies.
Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal)
The Czech ran the show from midfield for large parts of his side's win against Spurs, linking play well in attack while working hard in defence when necessary.
Tom Huddlestone (Hull City)
It may have been an ultimately fruitless afternoon for the Tigers at Manchester City, but Huddlestone's consummate display showed what a shrewd piece of business he is for manager Steve Bruce.

Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Walcott was a constant threat out wide for Arsenal as they defeated bitter rival Spurs, often tearing Danny Rose to shreds with his pace and directness.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
The striker has almost single-handedly propelled the Merseysiders to the top of the table after three games and he was the difference once again on Sunday by scoring the winner against Manchester United.
Michu (Swansea City)
The Spaniard made life difficult for West Bromwich Albion during Swansea's victory at The Hawthorns with his incisive passing and clever movement.

Numpty of the week

Kyle Walker: The full-back had a bit of a nightmare against Arsenal as Tottenham Hotspur were humbled by their neighbours in the North London derby.

Goal of the week

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) vs. Fulham: The Frenchman showed wonderful skill before lashing the ball past David Stockdale as the Magpies picked up their first win of the season against Fulham.

General view outside the Emirates Stadium before the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers on September 24, 2011
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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