Date: 31st December 2015 at 3:49pm
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Arsenal are the new leaders of the Premier League after defeating Bournemouth 2-0 at home, ensuring the Gunners go into 2016 top of the pile.

Leicester City dropped to second place on goal difference, after they drew 0-0 with third-placed Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Liverpool, Stoke City, Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.

But as the top-flight hit the halfway stage, who were the top performers?

Here’s Shoot’s Top 5 Premier League Players of the Round…..

5. Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

12th September 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Everton v Chelsea - Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates their 2nd goal - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Lukaku continued his impressive season against Stoke

Romelu Lukaku joined Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after bagging his 14th and 15th goals this season.

His first, to draw Everton level at 1-1, was a smart and composed finish from six yards after James McCarthy found him in space in the area.

His second, this time to level the scores at 2-2, was a fantastic piece of attacking play as he controlled a long ball on his chest before firing past Jack Butland into the opposite corner with his right foot.

Despite ending up on the losing side, this was a masterful performance by the Belgium international with pace, power and determination in abundance.


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