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Adnan Januzaj makes our Team of the Week after turning match-winner on his Manchester United debut, while Ravel Morrison is also included.

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Here's TEAMtalk's top XI from the weekend's Premier League fixtures. We explain our selections and then invite you to pick your team of top men. We're looking for the players who caught your eye with dazzling displays or powerful performances in the top flight.

You can choose any formation and there's no limit on how many players you can pick from each team - so have a think, then get involved!

TEAMtalk's Top Men (4-2-3-1): Boruc; Riether, Tomkins, Davies, Santon; Yacob, Henderson; Morrison, Oscar, Januzaj; Remy.

Artur Boruc - Southampton

Another top-class performance from the Pole secured Saints all three points against Swansea.

Boruc had a superb game, making a couple of brilliant saves over the course of the 90 minutes. He fantastically denied a header from Michu, while his full-length stop to keep out Wilfried Bony's effort was excellent.

Sascha Riether - Fulham

Riether twice cleared off the line from Robert Huth, just after the half hour and on the 80-minute mark, as Fulham won at home to Stoke.

The German right-back wasn't just vital defensively, however. He came close to teeing up Dimitar Berbatov only for that shot to be saved by Asmir Begovic, and his energy and enthusiasm almost resulted in a goal for himself.

James Tomkins - West Ham

Paulinho was denied a shot on goal by a good tackle from Tomkins in the first half as West Ham successfully kept Spurs at bay at White Hart Lane.

Then, as the Hammers got more adventurous in the second half, the defender's header was clawed out by Hugo Lloris on 55 minutes.

The former England Under-21 international formed a rock-solid centre-back partnership with Winston Reid, and together they performed magnificently to keep Jermain Defoe and Christian Eriksen quiet.

Curtis Davies - Hull

Bold and brave at the heart of the Tigers defence against his former employers Aston Villa, Davies produced a solid display and bore the scars of battle afterwards.

The centre-back left the field after 90 minutes sporting a Terry Butcher-esque headband, having sustained two head collisions against his old club. He remained resilient and consistent throughout as the Tigers repelled the threats of Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor in a 0-0 draw.

Davide Santon - Newcastle

Santon had made a fine start to the season in the left-back position for Newcastle, but struggled in the recent 3-2 defeats by Hull and Everton. However, the Italian looked back to his best at Cardiff, making five interceptions over the course of 90 minutes - no Toon player made more. Santon also combined well with goal hero Loic Remy down the flank, and with big games coming up after the international break, the Magpies will need him to stay at his best.

Claudio Yacob - West Brom

Albion's Argentinian midfielder grabbed the opening goal against Arsenal - a club who were once interested in signing him - and made sure the Gunners had a tough battle at The Hawthorns.

Yacob made five tackles and three successful interceptions during the match, and only gave away one foul.

Sneaking in to head home just before the break showed another side to his game, and Steve Clarke will be hoping he can contribute more goals to the Baggies cause in this campaign.

Jordan Henderson - Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers moved Henderson back into a central role for the visit of Crystal Palace and he did a fantastic job of shielding the defence and pressing the opposition.

The 23-year-old has not been included in the latest England squad but repeat performances such as this will surely catch the eye of Roy Hodgson and help him add to his five senior caps to date.

Against Palace, Henderson oozed confidence, spraying passes across the Anfield turf, and sliding into tackles left, right and centre.

Ravel Morrison - West Ham

Morrison's combative performance in an unusual tactical formation fielded by Sam Allardyce in West Ham's shock win at Tottenham might have been enough to get him into our Team of the Week by itself, but his memorable goal made his inclusion a certainty.

Having helped snuff out Spurs, he picked up the ball up just inside his own half and drifted past Michael Dawson before lifting the ball beautifully over Hugo Lloris.

Oscar - Chelsea

Chelsea's young Brazilian started out at Norwich on Sunday by netting a superb finish. Having been teed up by Demba Ba, he fired into the bottom corner of John Ruddy's net with the outside of his boot.

hereafter, he was a constant thorn in the Canaries' side and showed good awareness late on when his through-ball was miscontrolled by Alex Tettey, allowing Eden Hazard to capitalise and give Chelsea the lead again.

Adnan Januzaj - Manchester United

A dream first start for United's boy from Brussels has put his name on the lips of football fans all over the world.

Januzaj took both his goals at Sunderland excellently and always looked a threat. The 18-year-old guided home Patrice Evra's cross for his first, but his second, the match-winner, really caught the eye as his perfectly-timed volley flew past Keiren Westwood and into the bottom corner.

Loic Remy - Newcastle

A real livewire for Newcastle at Cardiff, four of Remy's five shots in the match were on target and he ended up with a brace, putting him second behind Daniel Sturridge in the early goal charts.

The Frenchman's first on the half-hour mark was a fine solo effort as he picked the ball up just past the halfway line and cut in before firing his low shot into the bottom corner.

Remy doubled the Magpies' lead eight minutes later when he reacted quickest to steer home from the edge of the box after David Marshall had beaten out Papiss Cisse's shot from Yohan Cabaye's superb through-ball.

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