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‘Made for this club’ – Garth Crooks names two Spurs stars in his Team of the Week

Guglielmo Vicario and James Maddison have yet again found themselves in Garth Crooks’ Premier League team of the week for their impressive displays in the 2-0 win over Fulham on Monday night.

Fulham were the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this week, but they left empty-handed as Ange Postecoglou‘s men cruised to a comfortable victory over the Cottagers.

The result saw Tottenham extend their unbeaten run in the league to nine games, and the three points took the Lilywhites back to the top of the table.

Spurs are now two points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal, and have a chance to go five clear if they beat Crystal Palace on Friday.

A stunning first-half goal from Heung-min Son got Spurs on their way, before the captain turned provider for James Maddison to bag his first goal on home turf in the second half.

Vicario and Maddison impress again for Spurs

In his regular selection for the BBC, Garth Crooks selected both Maddison and the Spurs stopper, Guglielmo Vicario, for his team of the week.

On Vicario, Crooks said: “What a save by Vicario from Joao Palhinha’s header in the opening exchanges against Fulham. The save was an important one and set Spurs up for their second clean sheet in consecutive games.

“Clean sheets win titles and whilst I am not suggesting for one minute Spurs will win the league, they currently sit two points clear at the top of the table and deservedly so. Vicario has finally brought a calm stability back to the Tottenham penalty area.”

And, on Maddison, he added: “This player was made for this club. Not since Christian Eriksen have Spurs had a real football technician in midfield. He scored his first goal at home for the club against Fulham but this is a player who should be scoring on a far more regular basis.

“He does however have the ability to carve open the opposition almost at will and create openings for others to put the ball in the back of the net. He’s a lovely footballer and has Spurs playing proper football again.”

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I have to say I’m a little surprised by Vicario’s inclusion, as he looked a little bit shaky against Fulham and nearly made a big mistake in gifting them a way back into the game.

That said, his saves were excellent and you can’t argue with a clean sheet. As for Maddison, what more can we say, he’s an absolute star.

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