Date: 18th April 2016 at 1:19am
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Watford are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Heurelho Gomes in the one nil victory over West Bromwich Albion at the weekend at The Hawthorns was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Gomes as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘To save one penalty in a game is an achievement but to save two is phenomenal. Gomes could have no complaints when he was judged to have brought down Saido Berahino. Unfortunately for Albion, the West Brom striker’s penalty wasn’t convincing and was saved. However, what was much more convincing was Gomes’ second penalty save from the same player. I wasn’t sure whether Berahino’s bravado had got the better of him and, if so, one of Albion’s senior players should have spotted it and saved him from himself. Baggies manager Tony Pulis was bullish in his post-match interview when he stated that the incident will make his striker even stronger and better prepare him for the next penalty. Well, Pulis should think long and hard about that one. It’s fine to show a public face in order to keep the precocious Berahino onside, but if you persevere with such attitudes it might cost your team even more points.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Gomes for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the three points.

Full Team:

Heurelho Gomes (Watford), Danny Simpson (Leicester City), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Lee Cattermole (Sunderland), Fabio Borini (Sunderland), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool).

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