‘Like asking Ryan Giggs to fight Mike Tyson’

Garth's team of the week

Manchester City were magnificent in their 7-2 thrashing of Stoke, which meant they opened a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Earlier on Saturday, their city rivals United drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Liverpool, before champions Chelsea suffered a surprise loss at Crystal Palace, who recorded their first league win of the season and scored their first goals.

Watford continued their good start to the season with a 2-1 win over Arsenal, whose north London rivals Tottenham remained in third with a 1-0 defeat of Bournemouth.

Elsewhere Swansea beat Huddersfield 2-0 and there were draws at Burnley, Brighton and Southampton.

You can see the thinking behind my team below but, first, have a go at picking your own team of the week.

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Goalkeeper – David de Gea (Manchester United)

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