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EPL 2016-17: Team of the Week - Gameweek 12

Tina Kaviraj
ANALYST
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Midfielders

Yaya Toure

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Yaya Toure of Manchester City (R) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City (L) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on November 19, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Yaya Toure (right) celebrates his goal with City teammate Kevin de Bruyne

After a lot of unpleasantness between Pep Guardiola and Yaya Toure and his agent, the Ivorian midfielder was back in the starting line-up this week and he gave his new manager plenty to think about.

As the likes of Aguero and De Bruyne repeatedly failed to hit the mark, it was Toure’s brace that rescued his team.

After his first goal, Crystal Palace managed to equalise and it looked like Pep’s side was headed for another draw when the midfielder netted his second of the night, giving his team a much-needed victory.


Darren Fletcher

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Darren Fletcher of West Bromwich Albion scores theif third during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Burnley at The Hawthorns on November 21, 2016 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Darren Fletcher’s strike was West Brom’s third goal of the night

 

Darren Fletcher gave his team plenty to smile about during their Monday night game against Burnley. The former Manchester United midfielder found himself on the scoreboard as he scored West Brom’s third of the night before half-time.

Instrumental in helping his team dominate the visitors, Fletcher headed his goal in from a Salomon Rondon volley.


Juan Mata

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19:  Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United embraces Juan Mata of Manchester United after he is subbed off for Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho (right) greets Mata with a hug after he scored his team’s only goal

This week wasn’t the first week, Juan Mata helped Manchester United out of tight spot. After innumerable close calls, he was the only one who could get a clear shot in and much to the joy of home supporters, guided it into the back of the net.

Mata proved yet again, that among all the so-called stars, he is perhaps what they need most as Jose Mourinho continues to tinker with the United line-up. 


Victor Anichebe

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Victor Anichebe of Sunderland celebrates his teams 3-0 victory at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on November 19, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Victor Anichebe scored a double against Hull City

Anichebe had a second good week in a row and finds himself in our team of the week. The Nigerian frontman was a thorn in Hull City’s side as he scored his first brace of the league since 2006.

His first goal came just past the hour mark to increase his side’s lead to two before slotted in a third six minutes before time. 

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