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Heroes Guzan and Weimann make BBC Sport team of the week

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Heroes Guzan and Weimann make BBC Sport team of the week


Brad Guzan and Andreas Weimann have made it into the BBC Sport team of the week.

Garth Crooks selects a top XI after each set of games and he has chosen Guzan and Weimann in the latest one after their performances against QPR.

Guzan was the star of the first half, with three world-class saves while Weimann starred after the break, scoring one goal and making another.

Crooks said of Guzan: "Everton goalkeeper Jan Mucha made a string of excellent saves, notably from Carlos Tevez and James Milner, but the No.1 spot must go to Guzan.

"If it had not been for the USA goalkeeper, Villa may well have gone into the half-time break 4-1 down against QPR on Saturday. His save from Christopher Samba was breathtaking.

"Did you know? Guzan has now made 100 saves in the Premier League, one of only three goalkeepers to do this in the 2012-13 season so far."

On Weimann, he added: "If the game was all about will and commitment then Villa's Weimann would be among the top three strikers in the country.

"This lad just never gives up and it must be a sheer joy for manager Paul Lambert and his team-mates when the striker gets his rewards in goals and assists.

"It was Weimann's determination that set the tempo and the tone for Villa's comeback against QPR in what might ultimately prove to be the turning point in his club's season.

"Did you know? Weimann has featured in all seven of Villa's league wins this season. They have failed to win any of the eight games he has missed."

The team is completed by Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, David Luiz, Seamus Coleman, Shaun Maloney, Juan Mata, Leon Osman, Jay Rodriguez and Eden Hazard.

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By @AVFCOfficial 18th March 2013
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