Heroes and villains
Skysports.com's ratings review casts an eagle eye over the player ratings from this weekend.
Last Updated: 13/09/11 4:18pm
Skysports.com's ratings review feature, in its format of heroes and villains, takes a look at the stars and the flops from the second set of fixtures in the Premier League.
The player ratings awarded by readers and journalists after every match of the season are used to assess the performances of the individuals on show.
It is possible to give your rating on all the players in the Premier League via the player rating tab of each fixture and we will continue to round up the best and the worst in the top flight.
After hitting his second hat-trick in as many matches, the Manchester United striker earns another mention among our heroes. Rooney's treble, which helped demolish Bolton on Saturday evening, earned him an almost perfect average from readers of 9.6, while reporter Stephen Kihn awarded a nine.
Alan Pardew was thankful Joey Barton's QPR debut against former club Newcastle did not turn into a one-man show as the two teams drew 0-0 at Loftus Road on Monday night. Instead, Wright-Phillips earned the most plaudits for a lively winger's display. Readers averaged 8.2, while reporter Soriebah Kajue was even more generous with a nine.
Not for the first time this season, Manchester City's new Argentine star is one of the heroes. Aguero deftly finished all three of his goals in the hat-trick which swept aside Wigan at the Etihad Stadium. David Silva also deserves an honourable mention, but Aguero earned a nine from our man, Peter Fraser, and readers averaged 8.9.
The Swansea goalkeeper had made an excellent start to his career in the Premier League, but he endured a nightmare in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal. Vorm's clanger gifted Arsenal their goal and the three points. Safe to say he will not have fond memories of his trip to Emirates Stadium after journalist James Riach awarded a four, which was closely matched to a readers' 4.3.
Lopez spent most of his afternoon against Manchester City chasing the shadows of Aguero, Silva and Tevez. The Wigan centre-back could not handle the movement of the attacking trio and also gave away the penalty, which Tevez failed to covert. Fraser rated the performance as a four, while readers were slightly more generous at 4.9.
Ritchie De Laet
Safe to say reporter Graeme Bailey was not impressed by the performance of the Norwich defender in Sunday's defeat to West Brom. Ex-Manchester United man De Laet earned an almost unheard of rating of two for his error-strewn display. Readers were more forgiving and averaged 4.6.