Date: 7th November 2016 at 9:54am
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Sunderland are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Jordan Pickford in the two one victory against Bournemouth at the weekend at Dean Court was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Pickford as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘What a win. The save from Jack Wilshere was fabulous but it was the tip over the bar from Joshua King that was match-winning. Ten-man Sunderland desperately needed this victory and it took a heroic performance from Pickford to produce it. Sunderland boss David Moyes said the club’s visit to a local factory was enough to galvanise the squad into realising playing football for a living was considerably better than that line of work. What, they’ve only just worked that out?’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Pickford for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the points.

Full Team:

Jordan Pickford (Sunderland), Victor Moses (Chelsea), David Luiz (Chelsea), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Dawson (Hull City), George Friend (Middlesbrough), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Sadio Mane (Liverpool).


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