Ups and downs of the Premier League weekend

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A look at some of the winners and losers after the latest round of games.

Steve Kean, Blackburn Rovers
Kean has always had a reputation as a good coach. He showed signs of finally adjusting to management by firstly signing Yakubu and then getting the best out of him at the weekend as he scored four.

Robert Huth, Stoke City
It is a mystery why the towering German has not been a fixture in the defence this season after a magnificent last campaign for Tony Pulis' side. He showed why he should be the first name on the teamsheet against Everton with the winning goal.

Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea
Newcastle United had won six and drawn two of their home games this season and conceded just five goals. The Portguese schemer changed all that by masterminding a comfortable victory on Saturday.


Gary Cahill, Bolton Wanderers
It is easy to see why Arsene Wenger did not buy the England defender. He has been part of a leaky Bolton defence and although the sending off was harsh, his tackle on Scott Parker was cynical and ill-timed.

Javier Hernandez, Man United
Even the most ardent Man City fan would have felt a tinge of sympathy for the Mexican on Saturday. He suffered an ankle injury early on at Aston Villa and was in some distress. His absence will be keenly felt.

Sebastian Larsson, Sunderland
Perhaps mindful of the soft penalty Victor Moses won against him the previous week, the Swede theatrically fell over the leg of Jody Craddock on Sunday. But his effort from the spot was easily saved.