Match Day ten began with Manchester United’s comprehensive victory over Arsenal. Robin van Persie took all the plaudits in a game that could’ve seen six or seven goals. The rest of the weekend didn’t disappoint as Aston Villa picked up a shock three points at Sunderland and Chelsea and Manchester City drew at Swansea and West Ham respectively.
5) Ben Watson – The first Englishman to score for Wigan in 2012. That say a lot about Wigan but most of all about the Premier League. Watson’s goal was controversial but clearly over the line. Along with Kone, Watson was vital in their win over Spurs. Roberto Martinez’s side are so exciting to watch and prove to be a bogey side for many a team. Watson isn’t always a starter for Wigan but when he plays he can give Wigan an exciting edge.
4) Bryan Ruiz – His free-kick against Everton was sensational. He was brought back into the line-up by Martin Jol this week and showed why the Costa Rican was worth the gamble. He provides eloquence, style and a goal scoring prowess. From the moment he put on a Fulham jersey, he has provided some fantastic Premier League moments. When he joined the Cottagers, he continued in the same vain as he provided at FC Twente and for his national team.
3) Djibril Cisse – The Frenchman may have saved Mark Hughes from being sacked. His equaliser against Reading gave QPR hope which will impact on the rest of their season. Since his arrival at Loftus Road, Cisse has been immense. Putting his disciplinary record aside, his goal return has been brilliant. He will be key to QPR’s survival this season as Mark Hughes sits on a knife edge. Any more failures will see Hughes fired and the squad’s moral will detrimentally be hindered.
2) Marouane Fellaini – The strong Belgian scored twice against Fulham in 2-2 draw. All season Fellaini has been a much needed spear head for the Toffees, providing beautiful goals, magnificent assists and strength like no other. Everton must do their best to keep hold of the frizzy haired magician as big European giants will come knocking in January and in the summer. He can be a legend at Goodison. He just needs to maintain this form for the rest of his career.
1) Robin van Persie – The former Arsenal man was always going to haunt his old club. After just three minutes the Dutchman illusively struck with his first touch. Although he could have scored far more, his eagerness was plain to see. United look unbeatable at the moment and that is purely down to van Persie’s goal return. He has been a terrific buy for United and as his partnership with Rooney grows, they will only produce better football.