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Premier League team of matchweek 36: Ayew, Deeney, Mane multiple goal heroes

| 02.05.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | May 1, 2016

Premier League team of the week

As always, the Premier League was full of twists and turns, and matchweek 36 was no different as Leicester City edged even closer to title success with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, Newcastle United finally dragged themselves out of the relegation zone, while Manchester City slipped to a 4-2 defeat.

Following the Saturday and Sunday top-flight fixtures, Coral have picked a team of the week. Do you agree with our selections?

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Karl Darlow (Newcastle United)

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park

Stand-in Magpies stopper Darlow made a few saves, on the way to helping Newcastle beat Crystal Palace and thus edge them outside the bottom three, including against Yohan Cabaye from the spot.

Right back: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)

Mr Dependable Valencia was a nuisance against Leicester City right from the off, and provided Martial with a cross to score in just the eighth minute.

Centre back: Wes Morgan (Leicester City)

Manchester United v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford

Foxes skipper and defender Morgan scored another crucial goal for his side, to cancel out Man Utd forward Martial’s early opener, which now mean Leicester need just two points, or hope Tottenham don’t beat Chelsea on Monday, to win the Premier League.

Centre back: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)

The Gunners were not too promising going forward at home against Norwich City, but Koscielny made sure they kept a clean sheet and thus narrow victory to put themselves in a great position in the race to finish in the top four.

Left back: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)

Arsenal v Crystal Palace - Premier League match -  Emirates Stadium

Like Koscielny, Monreal was highly impressive at the back to help keep out the Canaries from spoiling Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Right wing: Sadio Mane (Southampton)

A super hat-trick against Man City in the late Sunday kick-off by Mane meant that Southampton won 4-2 to enhance their Europa League qualification hopes and also hinder the Citizens’ top four chances.

Centre midfield: Mark Noble (West Ham United)

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League - The Hawthorns

Hammers’ captain fantastic Noble put in yet another fine display to give England boss Roy Hodgson a squad selection headache ahead of Euro 2016, by scoring twice away to West Bromwich Albion.

Centre midfield: Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United)

Next to Noble in midfield was Kouyate, who grabbed a goal and also set up the Englishman with an assist in the 3-0 win.

Left wing: Tom Cleverley (Everton)

Everton v Manchester United - Emirates FA Cup - Semi-Final - Wembley Stadium

Like Kouyate, Cleverley provided a goal and assist for his team, as Everton edged Bournemouth to end a terrible run for the Toffees.

Striker: Troy Deeney (Watford)

Deeney’s extraordinary late injury-time double was enough to put him in this team, as the goals saw Watford cruelly snatch away a win for visiting Aston Villa, which would’ve given fans of the relegated outfit at least something to cheer about.

Striker: Andre Ayew (Swansea City)

Britain Soccer Premier League

Usual winger Ayew started up front for the Swans as they hosted a largely second-string Liverpool side ahead of their Europa League semi-final next week, and the Ghana attacker bagged a brilliant brace to help the Welsh outside jump two places in the table.


Check out who made it into our previous teams of the week.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.