Premier League Team of the Week: Pep Guardiola's Manchester City miss chance to cement title lead as Raheem Sterling returns to score against his old club

Team of the Week

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<td><strong>Goalkeeper</strong></b></td>
<td><em>Ederson</em> (Manchester City)</td>
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<td><strong>Defenders</strong></b></td>
<td><em>Nelson Semedo</em> (<em>Wolverhampton Wanderers</em>)</td>
<td><em>Lewis Dunk</em> (<em>Brighton & Hove Albion</em>)</td>
<td><em>Murillo</em> (<em>Nottingham Forest</em>)</td>
<td><em>Mohamed Salah</em> (<em>Liverpool</em>)</td>
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<td><strong>Midfielders</strong></b></td>
<td><em>Joao Gomes</em> (<em>Wolverhampton Wanderers</em>)</td>
<td><em>Martin Odegaard</em> (<em>Arsenal</em>)</td>
<td><em>Rasmus Hojlund</em> (<em>Manchester United</em>)</td>
<td><em>Ollie Watkins</em> (<em>Aston Villa</em>)</td>
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<td><strong>Forwards</strong></b></td>
<td><em>Raheem Sterling</em> (<em>Chelsea</em>)</td>
<td><em>Bukayo Saka</em> (<em>Arsenal</em>)</td>
<td><em>Mohamed Salah</em> (<em>Liverpool</em>)</td>
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The Crooks of the Matter

The game at the Etihad between Manchester City and Chelsea was a game of fine margins. Had Manchester City gone 2-0 up when Raheem Sterling was denied by Ederson, they would likely have gone on to win. Manchester City have now dropped points in three of their last six games, allowing Arsenal to close the gap. I saw something recently where players were clashing in the tunnel before a game. It reminded me of the old days when certain clubs thrived on that sort of thing. I can recall one player in particular who revelled in it. 

For some reason, there was a lot of focus on whether Cole Palmer received a hug or not from Ederson at the Etihad. From where I was watching, it didn't seem that Palmer was given the cold shoulder by the Manchester City goalkeeper, but was embraced by almost every other City player as they waited to walk out. I can assure you things were very different years ago, when there was no love lost in the tunnel.

It was good to see Rasmus Hojlund back among the goals for Manchester United. The Danish striker has had a difficult time of it this season, but he&apos;s a tough cookie and a brilliant striker of the ball. He&apos;s scored some vital goals for the Red Devils this season and his goal against Luton was simply superb.

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