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Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week

Sports Mole picks out the 11 players who made a difference during what was another thrilling weekend of Premier League action.

It was goals galore in the Premier League this weekend as the ball hit the back of the net a whopping 34 times across 10 matches.

Arsenal maintained their lead at the top of the table thanks to a victory over Norwich City, while Chelsea thrashed Cardiff City to keep their title hopes on track.

Tottenham Hotspur got back to winning ways at Aston Villa, but Manchester United and Liverpool both dropped points as they were held by Southampton and Newcastle United respectively.

Elsewhere, there were also wins for Manchester City, Swansea City, Everton and Fulham.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at the 11 players who made their mark on the action.

Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
The imposing Bosnian international came to the Potters' rescue on a number of occasions as they earned a decent point at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Dejan Lovren (Southampton)
Lovren helped keep Manchester United's attack at bay for much of the Saints' 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. He would have had a goal to his name as well but for Adam Lallana's intervention.
Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Spurs captain put in a defiant performance at the back as his side earned an important win at Aston Villa.
Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)
There was little that the impressive Clyne failed to deal with against Manchester United during the Saints' draw at Old Trafford.

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
Townsend's incredible week continued at Villa Park as he capped an match-winning display with a goal versus Aston Villa.
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
The Welsh midfielder is in the form of his life at the moment, as seen during the Gunners' comprehensive victory over Norwich City.
Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United)
Cabaye was his typically-composed self against Liverpool, proving what an integral player his is for the Magpies in their 2-2 draw at St James' Park.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
The mercurial German netted twice against Norwich City to steer the Gunners back to the top of the table. That £42m fee is already looking like value for money.
David Silva
Silva was the key man for Manchester City at West Ham United, scoring a wonderful third goal in their 3-1 triumph.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
His first goal may have been fortunate, but there was nothing flukey about Hazard's second against Cardiff City as he gave the visitors a day to forget at Stamford Bridge during the Blues' 4-1 win.
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
There is no stopping the Argentine striker on his day, and his two clinical goals during Manchester City's victory at West Ham United proved just that.

Numpty of the week

Phil Bardsley: Credit to Sunderland boss Gus Poyet for giving the defender a second chance by bringing him back into the side against Swansea City, but it failed to pay off as an off-the-pace Bardsley scored an own goal during the Black Cats' heavy defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

Goal of the week

Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) vs. Crystal Palace: Not only was Kasami's outrageous volley the goal of the week, but it has a good claim to be the goal of the season. The Swiss international chested Sascha Riether's long ball down before unleashing a spectacular effort over the helpless Julian Speroni. Incredible.

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich during the English Premier League football match on October 19, 2013
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2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
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14Southampton612369-35
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16Burnley6114710-34
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18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
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