Garth's Team of the Week

Ederson makes a save against Manchester City
Ederson (Manchester City). What a double save by Ederson to deny Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata in quick succession in the closing stages of the Manchester derby. Last week David de Gea made a similar double save that gave United the points at Arsenal. This week it was Ederson. This was a fabulous performance by City but I am in no doubt that, as good as they were, Ederson's double save was the turning point in this fixture.
Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams (Everton). I took one look at Everton's line-up against Liverpool and immediately thought there was no way they could possibly survive at Anfield. A back four of Cuco Martina, Ashley Williams, Mason Holgate and Jonjoe Kenny surely could not keep Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at bay. Well, the four of them did struggle at first but, with the help of midfielder Idrissa Gueye, they kept their team in the hunt. At the heart of that defence was Williams who, yet again, was magnificent. I simply can not accept that an Everton side managed by Sam Allardyce's predecessors Ronald Koeman or David Unsworth could have pulled such an impressive result out of the bag.
Winston Reid (right) tangles with Chelsea's Alvaro Morata
Winston Reid (West Ham). I have seen this lad have some wonderful games for the Hammers but I've also seen him completely lose it. Against Chelsea it could have gone either way but, fortunately for manager David Moyes, Winston Reid kept it all together. Boy, did they need him. Worthy mentions too for Michail Antonio, who ran until he literally dropped, and Arthur Masuaku, who played like a dream. However neither of them defended the cause like Reid. If there was a block to be made or a header to be won, Reid made it.
Nicolas Otamendi in action against Manchester United
Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City). Five goals in his last 15 appearances for City can not be a coincidence. I have had mixed views about this defender since he arrived at the club, but he has already made my Team of the Week this season. With a finish worthy of a top striker in the biggest Manchester derby for years, he has done so again. There have been many times when I thought he was far too impetuous and his positional sense was often suspect. But the 79th-minute incident involving Ander Herrera and Otamendi was a clear indication of the growth in the player. Otamendi in the past would have dangled a leg and given away a penalty. This time he refused to take the bait.
Tottenham's Son Heung-min
Son Heung-min (Tottenham). He set up the first goal, scored the second and then went on to completely run the show. The South Korea attacking midfielder has scored four goals in nine league starts for Tottenham this season and could quite easily have added to that tally. Stoke City's performance, on the other hand, could be described as abject at best. Why wouldn't players want to put on one hell of a show at Wembley? It is after all, as one Italian football fan once told me, the 'temple of football'.
David Silva scores against Mancherster United
David Silva (Manchester City). I don't think I have seen this man play with the same fire and determination as I have these past few weeks. I said recently that David Silva was going in where it hurts. If he has been asked by Pep Guardiola to increase his goal tally, and there is no reason why he can't, then he is doing it with great gusto. Silva is finding himself in the six-yard box with greater regularity and converting half-chances into goals. I never thought Guardiola could create another Xavi but Silva has become that player.
Kevin De Bruyne (fourth from left) in action against Manchester United
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City). This was a top-class performance by Kevin de Bruyne in a different way than I have seen from him this season. I know he can pass the ball brilliantly, strikes the ball as cleanly as Tiger Woods hit a golf ball and has a great eye for goal. But on Sunday, De Bruyne tracked back, put his foot in, made challenges and even took a couple of smacks in the mouth. De Bruyne also will have known that a victory against United would tighten their grip on the Premier League title to such an extent it would take something quite unique for United to take it from them. So taking the occasional smack in the mouth was more than worth it.
Leicester's Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester). Since the arrival of manager Claude Puel, who has a reputation for getting star players who have lost their shine to glisten again, Riyad Mahrez has looked something like the player who won the PFA Footballer of the Year in 2015/16. His pass to Marc Albrighton for Demarai Gray's goal cut Newcastle to ribbons. Mahrez then forced a great save from goalkeeper Karl Darlow before he stole the ball in midfield and set his side free on a raid that finished in the back of the Newcastle net.
Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe
Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth). What a good game of football this was between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth. Penalties all over the place, chances going begging and senior players doing precisely what they wanted to. And amid all the chaos, Jermain Defoe scored his 200th league goal. Actually I preferred his 201st. It was an absolute beauty. Defoe has struggled since his arrival from Sunderland, but his two goals against Palace suggest the England striker is back on track.
Tottenham's Harry Kane
Harry Kane (Tottenham). I hope this performance by Spurs is the beginning of their rehabilitation heading into the Christmas period. They have not really performed in the Premier League since their victory against Real Madrid in the Champions League at the start of November. Stoke City provided the right sort of fixture for Tottenham to shake themselves out of this malaise and get themselves going again. At least Harry Kane looked more like himself. The England centre forward could and should have had a hat-trick but under the circumstances two excellent finishes will do.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). How Liverpool didn't knock Everton clean into Stanley Park I will never know. They took the lead with another moment of magic by Mohamed Salah - and that should have been the knock-out blow. Liverpool lacked sufficient ruthlessness and that was no better illustrated than when Sadio Mane put himself and glory first instead of the team. A simple square pass from the Senegal winger to either Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Salah, who were waiting to convert, would have put the game out of Everton's reach.
Garth's Team of the Week
And here it is - my Team of the Week, in a 3-4-3 formation that allows me to pick the best of the weekend's attacking talent