Matchday 36 was one of the most action-packed, exciting weekends of the season with Manchester City beating Newcastle United 4-3, 20th placed Sheffield United winning away to Everton and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scoring a last-minute header to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
There were hat-tricks, penalty saves and goals galore in Matchday 36 and here is our Man’s Life Premier League Team of the Week.
GK: Alisson (Liverpool)
There were plenty of incredible goalkeeping performances from the likes of Scott Carson and Aaron Ramsdale but no one is more deserving of a spot in our team of the week than Alisson. The Brazilian created history on Sunday with his bullet header in the last minute of stoppage time that helped keep Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive. Alisson’s goal and show of emotion will go down in Premier League folklore as one of the greatest moments in the history of the competition.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Alexander-Arnold was once again the best player on the pitch for Liverpool and was pinging crosses and spreading the play like a quarterback. He also provided the pinpoint cross in the last minute of stoppage time for Alisson’s header which gave Liverpool the crucial victory.
CB: Dan Burn (Brighton)
Dan Burn put in an incredible shift to neutralize the threats of Antonio and Lingard from West Ham and was incredibly dominant in the air and with the ball at his feet.
CB: Jack Robinson (Sheffield United)
Jack Robinson and Sheffield United haven’t had an easy season in 2020/21 but the central defender put in a great performance against the Toffees. Robinson defended resolutely throughout the 90 minutes and also created the only goal of the game with a clever run into the box and a perfectly weighted cross for Daniel Jebbison.
LB: Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace)
Tyrick Mitchell was the catalyst behind Crystal Palace’s turnaround against Aston Villa in the final 20 minutes as he assisted Wilfred Zaha’s equaliser before scoring the winning goal to make it 3-2 to the Eagles.
RM: Jack Harrison (Leeds United)
Jack Harrison ran riot against Burnley at the weekend and scored one goal and bagged two assists as Marcelo Bielsa’s sides beat the Clarets 4-0.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham)
Hojbjerg has been one of the signings of the season for Tottenham and put in an excellent display against Wolves, playing a lovely through ball for Kane’s opener before scoring the second goal with a late run from midfield.
CM: Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)
Emile Smith Rowe has scored in consecutive games for Arsenal in the Premier League and the 20-year-old put in an impressive performance against Chelsea. Smith Rowe pressed superbly from the front, was dynamic with the ball and found himself in the right position to score the winning goal.
LM: Ferran Torres (Manchester City)
Ferran Torres led the second-string Manchester City XI to an entertaining 4-3 victory over Newcastle United and was involved in all four of City’s goals on the night. He assisted Joao Cancelo’s opener before scoring a wonderful acrobatic hat-trick for the champions to give them the victory.
ST: Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United)
17-year-old Daniel Jebbison made the headlines for Sheffield United by scoring the winning goal for the Blades against Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in only his Premier League start.
ST: Rodrigo (Leeds United)
It’s been an underwhelming debut season for Rodrigo in England which has been plagued with injury but he made the decisive impact against Burnley at the weekend. The Spanish international scored two goals after coming on as a substitute to seal a 4-0 win and a top-half finish for Leeds.
Manager of the week: Paul Heckingbottom (Sheffield United)
Sheffield United aren’t going down without a fight this season and Paul Heckingbottom’s side produced an inspired performance to beat a full-strength Everton side that were gunning for European places.