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Mane, Long, Hart and Smalling all make team of the week

Three players each from Man Utd and Southampton and two from Man City make this week's XI

The penultimate weekend of the season saw few surprises, but did feature several notable performances including a record-breaking hat-trick for Southampton striker Saido Mane, who found the net three times in the space of three minutes against Aston Villa.

The Saints' 6-1 win over the FA Cup finalists was the most eye-catching result of a weekend, which also saw Crystal Palace ruin Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell, Leicester complete their great escape from relegation and Arsenal tighten their grip on third place ahead of Manchester United.

But who makes this week's team of the week? Here's our pick of the experts' picks:

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Man City)

The England stopper was in fine form against Swansea. He made seven saves in a game that finished 4-2, including one "absolutely jaw-dropping effort to deny Federico Fernandez", says the Daily Telegraph.

Defence: Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Danny Rose (Spurs), Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia (both Man United)

Clyne is the first Southampton player to make the team. "Pitted against Jack Grealish, the England international kept the Aston Villa youngster quiet and looked to get forward with regularity himself," says Goal.com. Tottenham defender Rose is the first of several unanimous choices in this week's XI. He scored a fine goal as Spurs beat Hull 2-0. "Rose was lively on his flank and uncorked a screamer," says ESPN pundit Gab Marcotti.

Smalling captained Man United against Arsenal on Sunday and impressed Garth Crooks of the BBC. "His performance against the Gunners was consistently high but what is becoming glaringly apparent are his leadership qualities," he says. Team-mate Valencia also makes the cut after what the Daily Express calls "a strong showing" against the Gunners at Old Trafford.

Midfield: Yaya Toure (Man City), Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace), Ashley Young (Man United)

He's not had the greatest season and may be leaving at the end of the campaign, but City midfielder Toure reminded everyone what he is capable of. "With two superb goals in an important win, Yaya Toure was back to his very best," says Caughtoffside. Bolasie, meanwhile, was instrumental in Palace's party-pooping win at Anfield. He "gave the Liverpool defence a torrid time and played his part in the Eagles' first two goals", says Goal.com.

The final berth in a three-man midfield goes to another United player, Young. He was the "stand-out performer at Old Trafford in the draw against Arsenal," says the Telegraph. He "set up Ander Herrera's goal and caused Hector Bellerin problems all afternoon".

Attack: Saido Mane, Shane Long (both Southampton), Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

No surprise about Mane's presence in the team after the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history. Crooks describes him as "electric" but warns that his stunning performance may have got people talking about a big-money move away from St Mary's. "That's the last thing Saints manager Ronald Koeman wants to hear," he says.

Mane's team-mate Long is also a unanimous choice. Mane may have grabbed the headlines but, as the Telegraph notes, Long "became the first player since Luis Suarez to score two goals and register two assists in a Premier League game". The final place in the team goes to Lukaku. "With an assist and then a well-taken late winning goal, Romelu Lukaku showed his importance for Everton," says Caughtoffside.

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