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​TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK – Vardy, Ozil continue record-breaking streaks

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil headline the latest edition of tribalfootball.com's team of the week.

Vardy became the first Englishman to score in nine consecutive Premier League matches, while Ozil broke the record for most consecutive top flight matches with an assist.

Here is the team of the week, in a 3-4-3 formation:

Tribal Team of the Week – 12

Goalkeeper

Rob Elliot – Newcastle

Elliot pulled off a string of stunning saves to deny repeatedly deny Bournemouth and ensure the Magpies kept a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over the Cherries.


Defenders

Ryan ShawcrossStoke City

Shawcross did a superb job of limiting the influence of Chelsea striker Diego Costa to all but nothing as the Potters notched a 1-0 victory over the Blues.

Scott DannCrystal Palace

Dann scored the winning goal in Crystal Palace's 2-1 win over Liverpool and handled his defensive duties well has the Reds applied late pressure in search of an equaliser.

Chris SmallingManchester United

Smalling was an absolute colossus in the heart of the Red Devils' defence as United secured their fifth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions with a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.


Midfielders

Gerard DeulofeuEverton

Deulofeu was the Toffees' most lively attacking threat in their 1-1 draw with West Ham and it was the Spaniard's sublime ball to Romelu Lukaku which set up Everton's equaliser.

Dusan TadicSouthampton

Tadic stepped up to the penalty spot to score the decisive goal in the Saints' 1-0 win over Sunderland and was a vital outlet on the left flank as Southampton bossed possession throughout the contest, completing almost 200 more passes than their opponents in the process.

Jonny Howson – Norwich City

Howson was a vital cog in ensuring the Canaries midfield maintained their structure and discipline despite having only 33% of possession against the Swansea City, before popping up in the 70th minute to score the winning goal and snatch three points for Norwich

Mesut OzilArsenal

Ozil set a new Premier League record by providing a goal assist for the sixth consecutive match. Was influential pulling the strings for the Gunners as they fought back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw with North London rivals Tottenham.


Forwards

Jesse LingardManchester United

Lingard scored his first goal of the Premier League season when he curled home a delightful strike from just outside the penalty area to open the scoring in the Red Devils' 2-0 win over West Bromwhich Albion.

Romelu LukakuEverton

Lukaku continued his incredible run of form against West Ham, finding the back of the net for the seventh consecutive match against the London club and ensuring the Toffees left Upton Park with a share of the spoils.

Jamie VardyLeicester City

Vardy became the first Englishman to score in nine consecutive Premier League matches when won a penalty and duly converted from the spot in the Foxes 2-1 win over Watford.

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