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.