ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action. Tottenham's talisman Harry Kane is this week's No. 1.
1. Harry Kane | Tottenham Hotspur
Why he's here: The Premier League's leading scorer added two goals and an assist to his season totals as Spurs throttled Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley on Sunday.
2. Sami Khedira | Juventus
Why he's here: The 30-year-old midfielder scored his first senior hat trick -- with two of the goals coming after Juve had been reduced...
I'm a big believer in "score effects." Give up an early goal -- or two -- and the way you and the opposition play changes dramatically; sometimes to the point that there isn't much more to learn from the game.
Liverpool made two huge errors in the first 12 minutes of Sunday's clash with Tottenham at Wembley and that was that. It wasn't just that they necessarily played into Spurs' hands because they had to get back into the game, it was the psychological damage done to the players on the pitch.