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LONDON---Manchester City is top of
the first Associated Press Global Foot-
ball 10 of the new season and Pedro
Rodriguez is the leading player after
scoring on his Chelsea debut.
Manuel Pellegrini s City led the team
voting after a 2-0 victory over Everton
maintained a perfect start to the Pre-
mier League season.
City is also yet to concede a goal in
the three games played so far.
"City not only made it nine con-
secutive Premier League wins (includ-
ing last season) but doing that at Ever-
ton added more worth to it as Pellegrini
showed they are really out to regain
the title," Umaid Wasim of DAWN.com
in Pakistan said. "They won at Good-
ison Park, a venue (where) they ve
struggled in the past."
Borussia Dortmund is runner-up
after thrashing Ingolstadt 4-0 in the
Udinese is third for winning 1-0 at
defending champion Juventus in the
opening weekend of the Serie A in
Marseille polled fourth for routing
Troyes 6-0 in the French league, while
Bayern Munich took fifth after beating
Hoffenheim 2-1 with a goal in the final
minute from Robert Lewandowski.
Sporting Gijon, Barcelona, Chelsea,
Fiorentina and Paris Saint-Germain
round out the top 10 teams.
Pedro is the player of the week after
marking his arrival from Barcelona by
inspiring Chelsea to its first league tri-
umph of the season, a 3-2 win at West
"A £21m move to Chelsea and both
a goal and an assist in the first-half
of his debut," Julian Bennetts of Hayters
news agency in England said. "That
was quite some week for Pedro, who
topped it off by heading back to
Barcelona to say goodbye to his former
Callum Wilson, of Premier League
newcomer Bournemouth, is second for
a hat trick in a 4-3 win at West Ham,
which also saw his team pick up its
first three points of the season.
"Welcome to the Premier League,
Callum Wilson," Tom Timmermann
of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said.
"Hat tricks aren t that easy to come
by."Luis Suarez is third after scoring the
only goal in the second half of
Barcelona s 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is
fourth, after two stunning first-half
saves in his side s encounter with Liv-
erpool on Monday, which ended 0-0.
David Silva is a place behind, after
impressing as City beat Everton.
Aubameyang, Michy Batshuayi, Anto-
nio Kolorov and Blaise Matuidi com-
plete the top 10 players of the week.
HAMBURG---South Korea youth inter-
national Seo Young-jae has joined
Hamburger SV from Seoul-based side
Hanyang University on a busy day for
the Bundesliga club.
Hamburg says the 20-year-old Seo
has signed a three-year-deal, to 2018,
after impressing coach Bruno Labbadia
in a trial, and that he will initially join
its under-23 team. Seo, a left back, has
played for South Korea s under-19 and
Also Tuesday, Czech midfielder Petr
Jiracek left Hamburg to sign a four-year
deal with Sparta Prague. The 29-year-
old scored two goals in 53 Bundesliga
games for Hamburg. Midfielder Kerem
Demirbay also left Hamburg yesterday,
joining second-division Fortuna Dues-
seldorf on loan for one season. The 22-
year-old spent last season on loan at
second-division rival Kaiserslautern,
scoring one goal and setting up three
more in 22 league games. (AP)
lead AP Global
AP GLOBAL FOOTBALL 10
1 Pedro Rodriguez, 83 points.
2 Callum Wilson, 77.
3 Luis Suarez, 63.
4 Petr Cech, 59.
5 David Silva, 54.
6 Robert Lewandowski, 44.
7 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 40.
8 Michy Batshuayi, 37.
9 Antonio Kolarov, 30.
10 Blaise Matuidi, 28.
1 Manchester City, 113.
2 Borussia Dortmund, 92.
3 Udinese, 67.
4 Marseille, 57.
5 Bayern Munich, 54.
6 Sporting Gijon, 47.
7 Barcelona, 45.
8 Chelsea, 38.
9 Fiorentina, 31.
10 Paris Saint-Germain, 27.
S Korea youth player Seo
Young-jae joins Hamburg
Manchester City's Samir Nasri, center, celebrates with teammate and fellow goal scorer Aleksandar Kolarov,
left, as David Silva looks on after scoring against during the English Premier League football match between
Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday. AP PHOTO
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