Well, let's just chalk up this one to forgetfulness. Or blame it on the post-Hawaii hangover. Or I can just be bad at what I do. No matter what explanation you choose, it doesn't take away from the spectacular performances and great goals of Matchweek 9 in the Barclays Premier League. Top four teams were shocked, hot seat managers got stays of execution, and Liverpool stunk. Below is our previous winners as well as our choices for this week's awards. You have my most wholehearted that the Player and Goal of Matchweek 10 awards will come tomorrow and not a week and change after Crystal Palace and Sunderland kick off.
PAST PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matchweek 1: Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
Matchweek 2: Stefan Jovetic, Manchester City
Matchweek 3: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Matchweek 4: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Matchweek 5: Jamie Vardy, Leicester City
Matchweek 6: Edin Dzeko, Manchester City
Matchweek 7: Papis Demba Cisse, Newcastle United
Matchweek 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
PAST GOALS OF THE WEEK
Matchweek 1: Wayne Rooney, Manchester United (vs. Swansea City)
Matchweek 2: Olivier Giroud, Arsenal (vs. Everton)
Matchweek 3: Wayne Routledge, Swansea City (vs. West Bromwich Albion)
Matchweek 4: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal (vs. Manchester City)
Matchweek 5: Angel DiMaria, Manchester United (vs. Leicester City)
Matchweek 6: Phil Jagielka, Everton (vs. Liverpool)
Matchweek 7: Angel Dimaria, Manchester United (vs. Everton)
Matchweek 8: Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea (vs. Crystal Palace)
WEEK 9 WINNERS
The Chilean scored both Arsenal goals in their win over Sunderland. He was a terror all over the pitch and capitalized on two key Black Cats errors to take home all three points for the Gunners.
Runner-Up: Charlie Austin, F (Queens Park Rangers)- 2 goals
GOAL OF THE WEEK: David Silva, M (Manchester City) vs. West Ham 77' 1-2
City may have lost to West Ham but it wasn't due to a lack of effort from David Silva. The Spain international provided the Citizens their lone goal of the game against the Hammers, halving a 2-0 lead in the latter stages of the second half. The diminutive dynamo displayed uncanny ball control as he sped past two West Ham players, weaved through three more just on the edge of the box, and then drilled a left footed laser to the far corner past the keeper. It was a marvelous solo effort, yet only ended up being a consolation tally.
You can check out the goal (for now) here.
Image Credits: Premier League collage (worldsoccertalk.com), Alexis Sanchez (caughtoffside.com), David Silva (dailymail.co.uk)