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...and he's in Opta's Team of the Week

Posted on 26 November 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Goran Bunjevcevic has played his way into Opta Index's Team of the Week after his fine performance back in central defence against Leeds United on Sunday.

Here are Opta's findings and this week's team...

Russell Hoult (West Brom)
He may have been beaten by a Tomasz Radzinski rasper, but Russell Hoult prevented Everton from further extending their lead with half-a-dozen saves at Goodison Park.

Tony Hibbert (Everton)
Despite being the youngest member of the Everton rearguard, Tony Hibbert put in a mature display against the Baggies, winning all four of his challenges and providing six crosses.

Alan Stubbs (Everton)
Alan Stubbs praised the Toffees’ team ethic ahead of the West Brom clash and duly played his part in the victory, contributing more than a third of the club's clearances, blocks and interceptions.

Goran Bunjevcevic (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yugoslavia international Goran Bunjevcevic achieved a 100% tackle success rate and made two interceptions to help keep Leeds’ Harry Kewell and Alan Smith quiet and steer Spurs to a fourth clean sheet of the term.

David Unsworth (Everton)
Completing a trio of Everton defenders in the Opta team of the week, David Unsworth secures the left back slot. 'Rhino', as he is affectionately known, unleashed three shots and made six forward forays against West Brom.

Geremi (Middlesbrough)
The driving force behind Middlesbrough's best moves against Manchester City, Geremi had a hand in all three goals and could have increased his own haul had he not sent five efforts wide of the mark.

Jason Euell (Charlton)
Struck venomously from long range, Jason Euell emphatically netted his first league goal in more than a month to confirm the Addicks' second successive league victory against Blackburn.

Sean Davis (Fulham)
Returning after a five-week injury lay-off against Liverpool, Sean Davis inspired Fulham to their first league win in seven attempts. Keen to shoot from distance, he converted one of four efforts from long range — with the help of a Facundo Sava deflection.

Paul Konchesky (Charlton)
Following a goalless first half, substitute Paul Konchesky fired Charlton into the lead with a ferocious left-footed free kick against Blackburn. The England under-21 man then provided a pinpoint corner for Richard Rufus to nod home the second.

Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester Utd)
Amid a free-scoring encounter at Old Trafford, Ruud van Nistelrooy helped himself to a predatory hat-trick against Newcastle, scoring with his only three attempts during a 64-minute appearance.

James Beattie (Southampton)
James Beattie took his tally to eight goals in six games after netting a brace against league leaders Arsenal. Displaying a cool head, he also converted his fourth penalty of the season.