Date: 4th March 2016 at 10:22am
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Leicester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to three points after their 2-2 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

This came as Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at West Ham United, while Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Swansea City and Manchester City lost 3-0 at Liverpool.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Stoke City, Manchester United, Everton, Bournemouth and Chelsea.

But in a round where the question is; ‘does anyone want to win the Premier League?’ Who were the top performers?

Here’s Shoot’s Top 5 Premier League Players from Midweek…..

5. Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)

20th January 2016 - FA Cup - 3rd Round (Replay) - Liverpool v Exeter City - Jon Flanagan of Liverpool - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Flanagan made his return to Liverpool’s starting line-up in the Premier League against Manchester City.

In his first Premier League start since May 2014, the 23-year-old full-back was in impressive form as he commanded Liverpool’s left side against Manchester City.

He dealt with both Raheem Sterling, before he was removed at half-time, and Kelechi Iheanacho in the second half, as the Reds romped to a 3-0 victory.

After successive knee injuries, the one-time capped England international will be hoping that he can produce the same type of form which saw him called up for his country.

4. Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton)

Argentina international Funes Mori has settled well on Merseyside and enjoyed another good display at struggling Aston Villa.

The centre-back netted his fourth goal of the season inside just five minutes as he powered home Kevin Mirallas’ corner. On the hour mark, he then crossed the ball in low for Romelu Lukaku to slide in from close range to put the Toffees 3-0 up.

Although Villa did score through Rudy Gestede, the former River Plate defender was not at fault and he showed his defensive and attacking qualities with an imperious display.

3. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)

1 March 2016 - Barclays Premier League - Norwich City v Liverpool - Kenedy of Chelsea in action with Nathan Redmond of Norwich City - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Nathan Redmond was impressive against Chelsea despite the Canaries’ defeat on Tuesday night.

Although on the losing side against Chelsea, 21-year-old Redmond impressed with his direct attacking play, scoring his fifth goal of the season with a fine finish.

Carrying the ball forward into dangerous areas, the England Under-21 international was Norwich’s brightest spark from the off and caused young Kenedy some problems early on.

Trailing 2-0, Wes Hoolahan freed the former Birmingham City wideman in the right side of the area, as he fired the ball across Thibaut Courtois to bring the Canaries back into the game.

2. Steve Cook (Bournemouth)

Centre-back Cook was in fine form as he shut out Southampton and grabbed a goal in Bournemouth’s 2-0 victory at home to the Saints.

The Cherries moved onto 32 points as the 24-year-old knocked home Matt Ritchie’s right-sided free-kick after Fraser Forster had failed to clear the ball.

Up against Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Graziano Pelle at different points in the game, the former Brighton and Hove Albion player dealt with them with ease alongside partner, Simon Francis.

1. Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace)

21 February 2016 FA Cup 5th Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace :Connor Wickham of Palace.Photo: Mark Leech

Wickham has scored four goals in his last two matches for Crystal Palace.

After bagging a brace at the weekend away to West Brom, the 22-year-old once again claimed a two-goal haul, this time at Sunderland.

With the Eagles trailing 1-0 at half time, the former England Under-21 international drew the sides level with a fierce right-footed shot inside the area which flew into the opposite top corner.

His second then came midway through the half as he blasted home from close range after Scott Dann had headed down a corner from the right side.

Although Fabio Borini levelled for the hosts late on, Wickham has shown in recent weeks the form which in the past saw many tipping him to being a future England international.

 
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