VIDEO: Premier League Player of the Week — Round 34

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It took Steve Bruce five years to bring Dame N’Doye to the Premier League, and his wait is paying off for Hull City.

N’Doye, 30, scored twice to lift Hull City out of the drop zone in a 2-0 defeat of Crystal Palace on Saturday, giving the Senegalese striker five goals in 10 PL appearances since arriving from Lokomotiv Moscow on the final day of the January transfer window.

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The Tigers’ striker broke Palace’s defense, as well as their two-week reign atop the POTW awards list.

And he took a pay cut to come to the KC Stadium:

‘”I’ve never seen anybody take as big a pay cut as what Dame did,’ said Bruce, ‘He wanted to play in England.

“We’ll get the money back to him because if he keeps producing like he did today, he will earn a new contract, either with us or somewhere else. I saw him five years ago for Copenhagen and tried to buy him then, I couldn’t because of a work permit. He was in Paris for a week in January and I flew over on deadline day, met him in a hotel and thankfully got there in the end. It was worth the hard work.”

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

Week 26: David Silva, Manchester City

Week 27: Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

source: Getty ImagesWeek 28: Jordan Henderson, Liverpool

Week 30: Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur

Week 31: Ander Herrera, Manchester United

Week 32: Yannick Bolasie, Crystal Palace

Week 33: Jason Puncheon, Crystal Palace

Week 34: Dame N’Doye, Hull City