Premier League Team of the Week: Rooney, Ramsey and Sandro All Excel

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By Nick Howson | December 3, 2013 12:39 AM EST

Allan McGregor

With the score at 1-1 and Hull keeping Liverpool largely at bay, the Scotland No.1 made a superb save to deny Victor Moses from range and set the platform for the Tigers to claim their first ever win over the Reds.

Pablo Zabaleta

Manchester City didn't so much sweep aside Swansea as they did blow them away to maintain their 100% home record and Samir Nasri's second goal was a picture. With 77 minutes played Pablo Zabaleta made a length of the pitch lung-busting run to cross for the Frenchman to tuck home to cap a superb performance.

Curtis Davies

Given England's problems at centre-half, Roy Hodgson would be foolish not to hand Curtis Davies a call-up for the friendly against Denmark in March after his fine form this season continued against Liverpool. Luis Suarez arguably had his quietest 90 minutes in a Liverpool shirt under Davies' watchful eye and Hull's survival battle rests on his form.

Mike Williamson

With Steven Taylor still out Newcastle fans would have good reason to feel concerned over their defensive shape, with Mike Williamson the natural replacement alongside Fabricio Coloccini. The ex-Watford man has suffered in the Premier League previously, but is this season has come into his own and shepherded West Brom's Shane Long superbly at the weekend.

Bryan Oviedo

If Everton felt they had reason to fear following Leighton Baines' injury absence, Bryan Oviedo's performance against Stoke City will have tempered any doubts. Two assists and a maiden Premier League goal in Oviedo's first start for a year suggests the next month might be smoother than many expected, and that even Baines' departure to Manchester United can be managed.

Sandro

Tottenham's interchangeable midfield hasn't allowed for much continuity and with three men deployed across the centre against United, Sandro had the chance to exert control at both ends. Shinji Kagawa's success in behind at Wayne Rooney was hindered while in the attacking third, a moment of Brazilian magic briefly had Spurs dreaming of all three points.

Tom Huddlestone

The dubious goals panel may have something to say about his claim to Hull's third goal in the win over Liverpool but no-one can question his display in the heart of the Tigers midfield. Huddlestone's long range passing wasn't as evident and instead a disciplined defensive display, which broke up attacks from the visitors in their infancy throughout the 90 minutes, underpinned City's win.

Aaron Ramsey

With as many goals for Arsenal as in his last four seasons with the club combined, Aaron Ramsey's stunning campaign continued with a double against Cardiff City. Not only does the Wales midfielder possess a deadly finish but he is becoming a jack-of-all-trades midfielder, winning matches at both ends.

Gerard Delofeu

Described as an impact, luxury player in the early months of his loan spell at Everton, the Barcelona man is doing justice to his footballing upbringing at last. Delofeu finished off a classy passing move which could have stolen from La Masia before capping a fine display by crossing for Seamus Coleman to double the lead.

Samir Nasri

Having finally owned up to his woeful displays under Roberto Mancini Nasri has become reborn under Manuel Pellegrini and excelled in a five-star City win over Swansea. The ex-Arsenal midfielder's two goals were finished with equal aplomb, taking his season tally to five.

Wayne Rooney

Robin van Persie's absence is being barely felt as Wayne Rooney continues to recapture his best form for over three years to keep United hanging on in the title race. He pounced on Kyle Walker's mistake and kept his nerve from the spot to take a point from Tottenham and is arguably among the players of the month.

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