Premier League Gameweek 15: Cheers and Jeers

Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week fifteen of the Premier League.

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1.  Nani: The Manchester United winger netted two goals and an assist in the win over the Wolves.

2. Antonio Valencia:  United’s other winger played a vital role in the defending champion’s attack as he assisted on three goals.

3. Robin van Persie: It’s almost ridiculous at this point.  Is the goal scoring record going to be bested this season?

4. Matthew Etherington: He burned his former club by scoring two goals in Stoke’s upset win over the Spurs.

5. Charlie Adam: By attempting seventy-two passes, the Liverpool midfielder constantly distributed the ball around the pitch and set up several scoring opportunities.

6. Demba Ba:  Ba showed some exquisite skills in scoring two goals in a loss to Norwich.

7. Grant Holt:  The Norwich captain came through with two goals to help the Canaries stay above the drop zone.

8. Michel Vorm: The Swansea keeper continues to be a dominant force between the sticks.

9. Victor Moses: West Brom’s backline struggled the whole match while trying to contain the Wigan forward.

10. Wigan:  They came from behind to win on the road, proving that Wigan will avoid relegation this season.

11. Marc Albrighton: The Aston Villa forward attacked the Bolton defense all afternoon.

12. David Vaughan:  He was a force in the midfield for Sunderland.  Not only did Vaughan record seven tackles, he also scored the initial goal for the Black Cats.

13.  Daniel Sturridge: The young English starlet is quickly becoming a very important player in the Chelsea attack.


1.  Ronald Zubar:  The Wolverhampton full-back had no answer for the pace of Nani.

2.  Tim Cahill: He had little impact in a match that Everton needed him to step up.

3. Younes Kaboul:  Two silly fouls lead to a red card as he left his club short handed.

4. Chris Foy:  The referee in the Stoke/Tottenham match had several questionable calls this weekend.  Spurs fans are still wondering how there wasn’t at least one handball call.

5. Glenn Whelan: Not only did his foul lead to Tottenham’s only goal, but during the second half of the match he struggled to keep the wraps on Luka Modric.

6. Shaun Wright-Phillips:  He provided almost no offensive support for QPR in the match against Liverpool.

7.  Dan Gosling: He followed up a pretty bad miss with a sending off against Norwich.

8. Clint Dempsey: The American international had a forgettable day.  Dempsey deflected in an own goal and later missed his penalty attempt.

9. Fulham:  Swansea played well at Liberty Stadium, but Fulham displayed little offensive cohesiveness in defeat.

10. Tuncay: The Bolton forward produced very little with his thirty-two touches.

11. The Bolton kits: I tried to let them grow on me, but the Bolton kits have to be the worst in the league.

12. Darren Bent: Although his side ended up with the victory, Bent did very little to aid the cause.

13.  Gael Clichy: He had trouble with the movement of Daniel Sturridge and Clichy’s day ended early after a well deserved red card.


  1. Patrick Starr December 13, 2011
  2. Lee December 13, 2011

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