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TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK: Arsenal keeper stars in North London derby, Silva gets Man city back on track

David Ospina and David Silva were two of the stars of Week 29 of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season.

Arsenal goalkeeper Ospina was extremely busy during a dramatic North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur while Manchester City playmaker starred as his side ended a three-game losing streak in the league.

Check out the Tribal XI below to see who joined the pair of David's in the line-up:

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David Ospina (Arsenal)

The Colombian may have conceded twice in two minutes against Tottenham but if it weren't for him, the Gunners would have been humiliated by their North London rivals.
Ospina was making his first league appearance of the season in the absence of the injured Petr Cech and produced the type of performance his colleague is renowned for.
27-year-old Ospina made nine saves throughout the dramatic clash at White Hart Lane and was only beaten by a close range Toby Alderweireld effort and a cracker from Harry Kane.
His save to deny the deflection off Erik Lamela in then 26th minute was a proper 'worldie' and he did brilliantly to snuff out Kane in the 56th minute when the video technology was required.


Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)

Bellerin's performance was key in Arsenal grabbing a point at Spurs.
The talented young Spaniard provided lovely assists for Aaron Ramsey's opener and Alexis Sanchez's equaliser.
Had to work tirelessly after Francis Coquelin was sent off and did everything he could to lift his teammates over the line.
An etxremely mature display from the 20-year-old.

Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)

The Dutch colossus was again at the top of his game as Southampton fought back to deny Sunderland in a 1-1 draw.
Van Dijk lost central defensive partner Jose Fonte to a red card late in proceedings but was a man mountain, particularly at the death, but throughout the 90 minutes.
Won 14 duels, 12 of which were in the air, and scored the injury-time equaliser in what was an inspirational performance that kept the Saints' European hopes alive.

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)

Lovren has been much-maligned since joining Liverpool from Southampton.
However, on Sunday at Crystal Palace he produced one of his most impressive performance in a Reds shirt.
The Croatian had 10 clearances, five tackles and won 11 duels to pick up Liverpool Man of the Match honours in their wonderful comeback.
Partnered Mamadou Sakho perfectly as the Anfield outfit dealt with ten men for the final 34 minutes to win 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth)

Did his job in defence as the Cherries delivered another quality display, this time at Newcastle.
Gave little space to Moussa Sissoko and generally quelled any influence from Magpies attackers.
Daniels loves getting forward at every opportunity and took advantage when advancing into the area to score the injury-time buffer goal which gave Bournemouth their 3-1 win.
The 29-year-old left-back has played in all four tiers of English football and to be producing performance such as this in the top flight is testament to his persistence.


Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Leicester's key man yet again on the road.
The Algerian magician scored a sublime winner as Leicester went five points clear at the top of the table, notching up his 11th away goal of his 15 league strikes this term.
Mahrez played a perfect pass for Jamie Vardy, who failed to convert the clever ball in the first half, and also won six duels in what was an equally important defensive display.
Major contender for Player of the Year honours.

Giannelli Imbula (Stoke City)

Imbula was enormous in Stoke's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The January arrival had a pass accuracy of 85% against a quality Blues midfield while also winning 13 duels.
The Belgian-born Frenchman also came up with a remarkable eight from eight take-ons attempted to help the Potters to a hard-fought point in West London.
Is already showing why Stoke paid so much for him in the winter window.

David Silva (Manchester City)

The Spanish maestro has had some injury woes this term but you can see how much City tick when he is in full flight.
Controlled the comfortable win over Aston Villa with an 88% pass accuracy in midfield and typically creative ball movement.
Set up Yaya Toure for the opener then produced some delightful interplay with Sergio Aguero for his second and City's third.
Helped wrap up the three points and was safely in cotton wool after just 70 minutes.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United)

It's hard to believe but the Frenchman just keeps getting better.
This time he was the architect behind a stunning fightback as the Hammers came from two goals down to beat ten-man Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park.
While Michail Antonio continued his brilliant form with West Ham's opening goal, Payet supplied a lovely ball for Diafra Sakho to head home before being fed by the latter to fire home a 90th-minute winner.
With eight goals and seven assists in his debut campaign in England, Payet will be one of the contenders for the Premier Leauge Player of the Year award.


Joshua King (Bournemouth)

The talented forward was integral in Bournemouth's 3-1 victory at Newcastle.
Albeit with a bit of luck, King helped the Cherries open the scoring when his first-half cross was deflected home by Magpies defender Steven Taylor.
He then doubled his side's advantage in the second half with a beautiful touch and emphatic finish from Matt Ritchie's pass.
Conjured three shots on goal and create a couple of chances in a match-winning performance

Diafra Sakho (West Ham United)

Sakho may have only come on midway through the second half but he was the difference for the Hammers, along with Payet.
The Senegalese striker, making just his second sub appearance since late November, headed home an 81st-minute leveller before providing Payet with the winner.
It was a performance of major impact and positivity for the Hammers who will benefit from Sakho's presence in the final few months of the season.
Just pipped Sergio Aguero to this spot, mainly because the Argentine's first goal was pure luck and he also missed a penalty.


Slaven Bilic (West Ham United)

Instructed his team to continue playing attacking football at Everton even when they were two goals down.
Bilic admits he told his players to be less sexy but to go after the win with 11 men versus 10, and it paid dividends.
The Hammers responded on Merseyside with three goals in the final 12 minutes to move to sixth on the table, where they sit three points out of the top four.
It has been a stellar debut season as a manager in England and things will only get better for Bilic when the East Londoners move to the Olympic Stadium next term.

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