Date: 14th January 2016 at 1:31pm
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Leicester City moved level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League after the Foxes’ 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur and the Gunners’ 3-3 draw at Liverpool.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, West Ham United and Aston Villa, who recorded their first victory in 19 league matches.

But in a round of fantastic midweek games, who were the top performers?

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

5. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United)

14 September 2015 - Barclays Premier League - West Ham v Newcastle United - Dimitri Payet of West Ham celebrates scoring his 2nd goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Payet has quickly got back to his best after recovering from injury.

The Frenchman shone in an inspirational performance as West Ham came from behind to win 3-1 at Bournemouth, grabbing both an assist and a goal at the Vitality Stadium.

Midway through the second half, Payet struck a sensational free-kick which clipped the underside of Artur Boruc’s crossbar to level the scores at 1-1.

He then showed great skill to take the ball past two Cherries defenders before crossing to set up Enner Valencia to put the Hammers 2-1 ahead.

Valencia then scored a free-kick of his own as Slaven Bilic’s side moved up to the dizzy heights of fifth place in the Premier League, leapfrogging Manchester United in the process.


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