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Paul Scholes lines up in midfield after his role in United's win over QPR, while Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is included for the third time in a row

Arsenal duo Bacary Sagna and Mikel Arteta both feature in our XI this week following their 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday that all but ended Roberto Mancini’s side’s title hopes.

The French right-back put in another superb performance in both attack and defence, dealing well with Mario Balotelli’s football and wayward challenges, while his Spanish team-mate threatened throughout the game before sealing the points for the Gunners late on with a magnificent strike.

Manchester United’s Paul Scholes makes his third TOTW appearance this season, despite just returning to action back in January, with the 37-year-old dictating the play in midfield for the champions before sealing a 2-0 win over QPR with a well-taken second-half strike.

Marc-Antoine Fortune is rewarded for his display in West Brom’s 3-0 victory over Blackburn with his TOTW debut, while Baggies shot-stopper Ben Foster is also included, just edging out fellow goalkeepers Paddy Kenny and Ali Al-Habsi.

Man of the moment Papiss Cisse features for the third time in a row following his sublime double for Newcastle against Swansea, while Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, who also bagged two goals in Fulham’s 3-0 victory over Bolton, makes the grade in the middle of the park.

Completing our forward line is Stoke’s Peter Crouch after his winner against Wolves, with Wigan’s Victor Moses and Everton’s Nikica Jelavic both unfortunate to miss out.

With Sunderland holding Tottenham to a goalless draw on Saturday, Younes Kaboul and Matthew Kilgallon line up at centre-back, while Wigan left-back Maynor Figueroa completes our backline.

Honourable mentions go to Fulham pair Mahamadou Diarra and Damien Duff, while defensive quarter Branislav Ivanovic, Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth and Kyle Walker all just fail to make the cut.

FOSTER
 WEST BROM
 vs Blackburn (H)
 Player Rating: 7.5
 TOTW Apps: 1

SAGNA KABOUL KILGALLON
FIGUEROA
 ARSENAL
TOTTENHAM
SUNDERLAND WIGAN
 vs Manchester City (H) vs Sunderland (A) vs Tottenham (H)
vs Chelsea (A)
 Player Rating: 8 Player Rating: 8 Player Rating: 8 Player Rating: 7
TOTW Apps: 4
TOTW Apps: 5
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 2

DEMPSEY SCHOLES ARTETA
 FULHAM
 MAN UNITED ARSENAL
 vs Bolton (A) vs QPR (H)  vs QPR (H)
Player Rating: 8.5 Player Rating:  8 Player Rating: 7.5
TOTW Apps: 5
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 2

FORTUNE CROUCH CISSE
 WEST BROM
 STOKE CITY
NEWCASTLE UNITED
 vs Blackburn (H) vs Wolves (H)  vs Swansea (A)
Player Rating: 8 Player Rating:  8 Player Rating: 7.5
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 3

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