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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Aubameyang, Martial, Alonso, Jota, Giroud

Manchester City improved their grip on second spot with a 1-0 win over rivals Leicester City in what was another fascinating weekend in the Premier League.

The race for the other Champions League spots continued with Manchester United moving up to fifth with a 3-0 win over Watford, while Tottenham slipped down with a 2-1 defeat at fourth-placed Chelsea.

Sheffield United also fell a place with their 1-1 draw against Brighton, but Arsenal made more ground with a 3-2 win against Everton. They are now four points shy of fifth spot.

It was another bad day for bottom club Norwich, who lost 3-0 to Wolves.

Here’s my team of the week – have a read and then select your own below.

Goalkeeper – Ederson (Manchester City)

Shock, horror for Manchester City. Striker Sergio Aguero has gone four games without scoring, so what shall they do? Rely on Ederson in goal, that’s what. The Brazil keeper made his mark in the opening exchanges when he faced Leicester forward Jamie Vardy in a one-on-one situation. The keeper stood his ground in the centre of his goal and said to Vardy ‘beat me if you can’. Ederson held his nerve, Vardy lost his – and hit the post. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen keepers race out to dive at a striker’s feet, only to give away a needless penalty. As for competing with Ederson in a 50/50 challenge – good luck with that. The way he left Kelechi Iheanacho in a heap,