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EPL team of the week: Round 7

Tottenham Hotspur forward Dele Alli celebrates
Dele Alli was a star against Manchester City
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Manchester City suffered their first loss of the season, losing to Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, and all of a sudden the competition looks a lot more open as only two points separate the top four teams.

Spurs lead the way in our team of the week, with three players making the grade, while Chelsea and Liverpool managed two apiece. Our captain is Gunners skipper Laurent Koscielny, who scored the winning goal over Burnley in the dying stages of the game with a controversial goal, which should never have been allowed to stand. 

EPL team of the week: Round 7
GK: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
DEF: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal, captain), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Winston Reid (West Ham), James Milner (Liverpool)
MID: Willian (Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion)
FWD: Diego Costa (Chelsea), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
Could not have asked for any more from the Frenchman, who played a flawless game to ensure a clean sheet against one of the best attacking sides in the competition in Manchester City. His magnificent reflex save to stop Sergio Aguero's deflected shot was astoundingly good.

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal, captain)
Proved again that he was Arsenal's best player in the 1-0 win over Burnley, although he was exceptionally lucky to be awarded the match-winning goal in the final action of the match after the ball clearly deflected in off his arm.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Returned to the team after recovering from an ankle injury and didn't miss a beat as he played a crucial role in keeping Manchester City goalless. He also provided the cross that led to the own goal that opened the scoring for Spurs.

Winston Reid (West Ham)
Had a fantastic game at the back for the Hammers and was also credited with the assist for Dimitri Payet's equalising goal against Middlesbrough, although most of the hard work was done by the Frenchman. He absolutely dominated inside his box and was comfortably among West Ham's best in the draw.

James Milner (Liverpool)
Another superb defensive display from Milner, who was able to push forward when required, particularly after the Reds fell behind. As has become par for the course, he was as cool as ever when required to step up and take the penalty kick to deliver victory for his side.

Willian (Chelsea)
The Brazilian was industrious and hard-working but still showed he had the necessary flair with a wonderful curling shot to beat Hull City goalkeeper David Marshall and open the scoring.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)
The 20-year-old was a clear man of the match in the win over Manchester City, scoring his team's second goal and winning a penalty that Erik Lamela failed to convert. As well as being his team's best attacking midfielder, he was also diligent in defence throughout.

Joe Allen (Stoke City)
Didn't train with the team all week but still earned selection. It ended up being the right call as Allen showed impressive composure and awareness to score the equalising goal and ensure Stoke City left Old Trafford with a point for the first time in 36 years.

Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion)
Seemed to be at the centre of every West Brom attacking and counter attacking movement and was well rewarded with a goal from what was a very difficult chance.

Diego Costa (Chelsea)
Scored the Blues' second goal and was a constant threat to the Hull City defenders as he dominated any time the ball was in his area.

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
Brought his side back into the game when he scored from a header to level the scores, and then won the penalty that allowed Milner to score the match-winner. Worked tirelessly all afternoon.

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