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Premier League team of matchweek 23: Foxes find summit again

| 25.01.2016

Matt Haynes | January 24, 2016

More shock results in the Premier League, ultimately presented us at Coral with a number of headaches for our team of the week, so read on to find out who we selected as Leicester City went three points clear at the top of the English top flight.

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Goalkeeper: Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion)

Baggies stopper Foster helped his side to a West Midlands derby draw with Aston Villa with some key saves.

Right back: Danny Simpson (Leicester City)

A mature performance from the Foxes full back kept the threat of Mame Biram Diouf at bay as Leicester beat Stoke 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Centre back: Craig Cathcart (Watford)

Doubling the Hornets advantage the 26-year-old ensured Watford beat Newcastle 2-1 at Vicarage Road with an assured performance.

Centre back: Ashley Williams (Swansea City)

Swansea City skipper Williams put in another strong shift to help earn his side three points against Everton, keeping a clean sheet in a vital win which sees them ease their relegation struggles for now.

Left back: Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland)

Black Cats Dutch dynamo has been in lethal form lately and struck again to rescue a point for his side against Bournemouth.

Sunderland v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light

Central midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham)

A superb strike from the young Englishman, plus an assist ensured Spurs came away with all three points against Crystal Palace.

Central midfield: Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City)

Having opened the scoring against Stoke the former Man Utd player turned provider later on, with the Foxes remaining top of the Premier League.

Attacking midfield: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

The Reds’ samba star was sensational, bagging a brace in their 5-4 victory over Norwich and can be a key for the rest of the season.

Norwich City v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Carrow Road

Attacking midfield: Andre Ayew (Swansea City)

A goal and an assist from the Ghanaian ensured struggling Swans beat Everton at Goodison Park with the south Wales outfit moving clear of the relegation zone.

Striker: Diego Costa (Chelsea)

The Brazilian-born striker enticed Per Mertesacker into making a challenge that ensured the German was sent off, before turning in a cross as Chelsea beat Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates.

Arsenal v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium

Striker: Charlie Austin (Southampton)

Netting on his debut for new club Saints, the striker dispatched the only goal as Southampton secured victory over the Red Devils.


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Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.