The FA Cup 3rd round
The FA Cup 3rd round brought a brief diversion from the Premier League and featured some fine games and story lines.
Manchester City kicked things off with a 5-0 rout of West Ham at the London Stadium and two of their players make the team of the week.
John Stones and Yaya Toure, both Manchester City goal scorers on Friday night, warranted inclusion from the awesome boffins at Opta: Matt Furniss & Duncan Alexander.
Wayne Rooney included
The other big name from Manchester to bag a spot in the FA Cup team of the week is Wayne Rooney.
The Manchester United and England captain scored his 249th goal for the club against Reading – thereby levelling up with Bobby Charlton.
Other Premier League players to feature include Leicester’s Ahmed Musa and Watford’s Christian Kabesele.
Fulham have two players involved, including young left back Ryan Sessegnon and it is heart warming to see non league striker Theo Robinson, of Lincoln, also bag a spot.
FA Cup 3rd round team of the week – video