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Weekend round-up: 5 of the best

2016-11-21 10:51
Percy Tau and Eric Mathoho (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A compact weekend of PSL and Premier League action.

Here is Sport24's round up of the best team, player, game, goal and moment of the week.

Tashreeq Vardien's choices:

PLAYER OF THE WEEKEND: PERCY TAU

Kaizer Chiefs were lucky enough the score ended 2-1 as Mamelodi Sundowns’ display throughout the 90-minute Absa Premiership fixture was that of African champions. The CAF Champions League winners came from behind to secure all three points as they put on a sterling display in front of a demanding crowd.

Percy Tau was the games man-of-the-match and rightly so, after the forward ran for 80-minutes putting Chiefs’ back four under pressure. His intelligent runs allowed Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Anthony Laffor with room to play and the player looked eager to score. One highlight of the game is where Tau flicked the ball in-between Willard Katsande and Eric Mathoho in the Chiefs’ box only for Katsande to foul him deliberately.

GOAL OF THE WEEKEND: YAYA TOURE AND JUAN MATA

This weekend saw the return of Yaya Toure to the Manchester City starting XI and the Ivorian help guide the Citizens to a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. The midfielder's first goal was a fantastic team goal as Sergio Aguero and Nolito teamed up with the veteran as he curled the ball passed Wayne Hennesy. The second was a tap in from a clever corner kick from Kevin de Bruyne.


Juan Mata remains Manchester United's most important player as he finished off a superb team goal after Paul Pogba played a through ball for Ander Herrera and the Spaniard put in a low cross for Mata, who slotted into the bottom corner. 

Baden Gillion's choices:

MOMENT OF THE WEEKEND: BORUSSIA DORTMUND FANS

The Moment of the weekend goes to the Borussia Dortmund fans after their 1-0 win over rivals Bayern Munich. Dortmund secured all three points through a Pierre Aubameyang goal in the 10th minute. The Dortmund fans and their famous “Yellow Wall” share a unique connection with their players and the celebrations after the game between fans and players makes our moment of the weekend.

Here's a look at the celebrations from another angle:

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V WEST HAM UNITED

A game that had absolutely everything. Comeback victories are always enthralling to witness, but a comeback win in a derby made it that extra bit special for Spurs fans. West Ham took the lead twice before a crazy 160 seconds of play saw Spurs equalise then go ahead through goals by Harry Kane. Spurs youngster Harry Winks had a dream full debut as he scored his first goal for the club and was voted the Man of the Match.

TEAM OF THE WEEK - CHELSEA

Chelsea moved to the top of the table with their sixth consecutive victory without conceding. The solitary goal of the match coming from Spain striker Diego Costa who is the first English Premiership player to move into double digits on the scoring charts with ten goals. A special mention has to go to Antonio Conte. The Italian has found a formation that suits his team while being brave enough to leave a few big-name players on the bench. He has also got “The Beast” firing again.

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