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TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK: Southampton pair Mane, Pelle rain on Liverpool parade, Kane continues stellar form for Tottenham

Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle were on song for Southampton in the second half of their meeting with Liverpool on Sunday.

The Senegal and Italy internationals produced a 20-minute blitz to guide the Saints to a sensational come-from-behind win over the Reds, and throughly deserve their places ion this week's Tribal XI.

Harry Kane continued his brilliant run of form for title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur with a double in the comfortable win over Bournemouth while Alex Iwobi starred on his first league start for Arsenal.

Check out the Week 31 team below:


TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK - 31
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Goalkeeper

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)

Schmeichel was crucial as the Foxes maintained their charge towards the title.
Made four saves in the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace including one to keep out a tricky Wes Morgan deflection in the first half and a strong hand to keep out Bakary Sako in the second.
His defensive strength was key and he has now kept three clean sheets in a row in what has been a vital spell for Leicester who remain five points clear of second-placed Tottenham.


Defenders

Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)

Once again, the Spaniard was influential in guiding Arsenal to a vital victory.
Bellerin produced an important defensive showing while often getting forward as he likes to do.
His pass to release Iwobi for Arsenal's second goal was a stunner.
The 21-year-old as become one of the North London club's most important players in recent times and Saturday's offering showed us why.


Federico Fernandez (Swansea City)

The Argentine was decisive as Swansea produced a narrow win over Aston Villa to further enhance their safety chances.
Fernandez came up with his side's only shot on target at the Liberty Stadium - a header from Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick - which proved to be the only goal of the contest.
Did the job defensively and came up with a crucial goal which has the Swans sitting 10 points clear of the bottom three.


Chris Smalling (Manchester United)

Smalling starred for United in their derby win over Man City.
Was voted Man of the Match for his classy defensive display which saw him keep Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony quiet for the most part.
Overcame an early yellow card to provide a cautious yet assured display for his side who moved to within a point of fourth-placed City.


Timm Klose (Norwich City)

He may not have featured at left-back but Klose has to be included for his commanding performance for Norwich.
The German-born Swiss central defender was key in the Canaries' first win in the league in their last 11 attempts.
Klose kept things quiet in West Brom's attacking third and was a big reason why the Baggies failed to land a shot on target, helping Norwich move out of the relegation zone.


Midfielders

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)

The 19-year-old winger was super impressive in his first Premier League start for Arsenal.
Iwobi was dangerous throughout the 2-0 win over Everton, and opened his account for the club with a lovely goal late in the first half after racing on to a brilliant ball from Bellerin.
The talented teenager was voted Arsenal's Man of the Match on his full league debut and showed the football world just how much potential there is to be fulfilled.


Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

The Spaniard was back to his best with a match-saving two-goal display for the Blues.
Fabregas scored the first equaliser with a stunning free-kick before tying it up at the death with a nerveless, well-taken penalty.
His efforts, in scoring a first Premier League brace in seven years, were key in handing Chelsea a 2-2 draw against London rivals West Ham.


Sadio Mane (Southampton)

Mane only made his way on to the St Mary's pitch at half-time but was the difference in Southampton's stunning 3-2 win over Liverpool.
The Senegalese forward atoned for his 49th-minute penalty miss by firing home from an angle to make it 2-1 before coming up with the winner on 86 minutes.
Mane raced onto Graziano Pelle's through ball to fire beyond Simon Mignolet with his left foot to give his side all three points in what was an influential display.



Forwards

Jon Walters (Stoke City)

Walters was momentous for the Potters in their win at Watford.
Scored the opening goal of the contest when calmly finishing Phil Bardsley's defence-piercing cross before setting up Joselu for the second.
The Republic of Ireland star had the presence of mind to deftly knock Heurelho Gomes' poor goal-kick over the head of the Watford defence and into the path of the Spaniard who produced a sublime lofted finish to send Stoke up to eighth on the table.
It was a hard-working performance from Walters who got the rewards in form of a goal, an assist and a win.


Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Kane was at it again with a quick-fire brace as Spurs hammered Bournemouth 3-0.
The 22-year-old shot to the outright lead in the race for the Golden Boot thanks to clever finishes in the 1st and 16th minutes.
Cleverly stuck a out a sliding foot to divert Kyle Walker's cross home before firing in Dele Alli's pass with his left foot to take his season tally in the league to 21.
Also forced a save from Artur Boruc with a wobbling effort which allowed Christian Eriksen to score the third goal with a follow-up early in the second half.


Graziano Pelle (Southampton)

The Italian has returned to top form in the past two matches to get the Saints back to winning ways.
Pelle, who scored a brace against Sunderland last weekend, was on target as the south coast club came from behind to beat the Reds.
He laid off for Mane's opener before producing a stunning left-footed finish from the edge of the area which gave Mignolet chance.
Pelle then played in Mane for his side's third in what was a match-winning performance.



Manager

Ronald Koeman (Southampton)

From two goals down to Liverpool at half-time to a 3-2 victory on home soil.
It was Koeman's decision at the break to introduce match-winner Mane and the pivotal Victor Wanyama, and it paid off handsomely.
The win has the Saints on the verge of another European finish where a loss may have seen them settle for just a top-half spot.

Andrew Slevison
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