Newcastle United, Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs stars named in Premier League Team of the Week

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Newcastle United’s performance in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Premier League rivals Crystal Palace has been recognised by the stats experts.

Newcastle United’s remarkable run of form continued when Crystal Palace were simply swatted aside at St James Park on Saturday afternoon.

There were barely five minutes on the clock when the Magpies opened the scoring as Fabian Schar and Kieran Trippier combined to allow Jacob Murphy to net his first St James Park goal since April and put Eddie Howe’s side on their way to what would be a comfortable win.

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A quickfire double just before half-time from Anthoyn Gordon and Sean Longstaff rounded off a dominant opening 45 minutes from the Magpies and they put the cap on their seventh win in their last eight games in all competitions when Murphy’s sumptuous pass allowed Callum Wilson to grab his fifth goal of the season midway through the second-half.

The win took United into the top five of the Premier League table for 24 hours - although they slipped to sixth when Aston Villa cantered to a comfortable home win against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies performance was recognised in the WhoScored Premier League Team of the Week after United stars were named in the eleven, including one player who acheived the highest matching rating in the top tier.

GK: Nick Pope - Newcastle United

Pope has conceded just three goals in his last seven games and will be hoping to add yet another clean sheet to his collection this weekend.Pope has conceded just three goals in his last seven games and will be hoping to add yet another clean sheet to his collection this weekend.
Pope has conceded just three goals in his last seven games and will be hoping to add yet another clean sheet to his collection this weekend. | Getty Images

WhoScored Rating: 7.5

RB: Diogo Dalot - Manchester United

WhoScored Rating: 7.8WhoScored Rating: 7.8
WhoScored Rating: 7.8 | Getty Images

WhoScored Rating: 7.8

LB: Antonee Robinson - Fulham

Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) | Getty Images

WhoScored Rating: 7.3

CB: Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk reacts following the Premier League win over Everton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk reacts following the Premier League win over Everton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk reacts following the Premier League win over Everton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

WhoScored Rating: 7.9

CB: Craig Dawson - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Displaying his wealth of experience effectively at the heart of O’Neil’s bold back three.Displaying his wealth of experience effectively at the heart of O’Neil’s bold back three.
Displaying his wealth of experience effectively at the heart of O’Neil’s bold back three. | Getty Images

WhoScored Rating: 8.4

RM: Jacob Murphy - Newcastle United

Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

WhoScored Rating: 9.3

LM: Anthony Elanga - Nottingham Forest

WhoScored Rating: 8.2WhoScored Rating: 8.2
WhoScored Rating: 8.2 | Getty Images

WhoScored Rating: 8.2

CM: Douglas Luiz - Aston Villa

WhoScored Rating: 8.8

CM: James Maddison - Tottenham Hotspur

WhoScored Rating: 8.3

ST: Son Heung-Min - Tottenham Hotspur

WhoScored Rating: 8.9

ST: Chris Wood - Nottingham Forest

WhoScored Rating: 8.7

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