VIDEO: Premier League Player of the Week — Week 25

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Chris Smalling was on the field for all of 15 seconds before he scored a goal with his first touch of the game to put Manchester United up 1-0 against Burnley.

[ FULL RECAP: Man United 3-1 Burnley as Smalling scores twice off the bench ]

Smalling’s second goal took considerably to score — 39 minutes, to be exact — but proved to be the winner at Old Trafford on Wednesday, sending Man United back into the Premier League’s top three.

Smalling, who entered for the injured Phil Jones in the game’s sixth minute, had a fairly torrid time defending against Burnley forward Danny Ings for much of the game, but without his two goals which came very much against the run of play in both instances, it’s easy to imagine Burnley snatching a point ‚ or worse, all three — from the game.

Premier League Player of the Week 

Week 1: Raheem Sterling, Liverpool

Week 2: Nacer Chadli, Tottenham Hotspur

Week 3: Diego Costa, Chelsea

Week 4: Diego Costa, Chelsea

Week 5: Frank Lampard, Manchester City

Week 6: Edin Dzeko, Manchester City

Week 7: David De Gea, Manchester United

Week 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Week 9: Wilfried Bony, Swansea City

Week 10: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Week 11: Shane Long, Southampton

Week 12: Danny Ings, Burnley

Week 13: Lee Cattermole, Sunderland

Week 14: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Week 15: Andy Carroll, West Ham

Week 16: Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

Week 17: Charlie Austin, Queens Park Rangers

Week 18: Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Week 19: Mame Diouf, Stoke City

Week 20: Frank Lampard, Manchester City

Week 21: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Week 22: Eljero Elia, Southampton

Week 23: Jonathan Walters, Stoke City

Week 24: Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur

Week 25: Chris Smalling, Manchester United