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The Alternative Power Rankings: Probably 7 of the best Premier League moments this month

Each month, we bring you the best of the Premier League craic. Let’s find out who features in November.

IN NOVEMBER, THE English top flight saw Leicester City continue to punch above their weight, Jürgen Klopp’s red revolution start to take shape and those affected by the Paris Attacks remembered.

Here are our alternative Premier League power rankings:

7. Rooney lays the smackdown on WWE wrestler

Wayne Rooney and his son Kai were among those in attendance as the Manchester Arena hosted professional wrestling’s top franchise for WWE Monday Night Raw in November.

And, after receiving a bit of stick from Wade Barrett, the England retaliated by landing a slap on the face of the British wrestler.

What do you mean it’s not real…?!

Source: BeanymanSports/YouTube

6. Man City graced by a Hollywood star

Action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme showed up at Manchester City’s training ground to meet fellow Belgians Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne as well as Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and manager Manuel Pellegrini.

5. Jose Mourinho has nothing to say

Having watched his team slump to defeat against Liverpool, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gave a bizarre post-match interview in which he refused to answer eleven different questions.

4. Brazilian combo just the trick for Klopp

They may not have been picked by Brazil head coach Dunga for the recent World Cup qualifiers, but Liverpool’s Brazilian pair Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino showed just how devastating an attacking partnership they could form in the 4-1 demolition of Manchester City.

The pair combined for three of the four goals and created a hatful of chances to give Reds fans genuine reason to be excited.

Britain Soccer Premier League Source: Jon Super

3.  Jamie Vardy is having a party

Playing non-league football with Fleetwood Town just three years ago, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in ten consecutive Premier League matches.

Here’s the most in-form goalscorer in English football giving a speech to his team-mates after the Foxes defeated Newcastle United 3-0 to remarkably climb to top spot in the table.

Source: STB Sport/YouTube

2.  Super Jonny Walters

He is the man of the moment as far as Ireland is concerned after scoring two goals against Bosnia-Herzegovina to send the Boys in Green to Euro 2016, but Jon Walters is also well-loved by supporters of Stoke City.

When this young Potters fans was asked to dress up as his favourite superhero, there was no doubt in his mind who he was going to choose…

1. Clubs pay tribute to victims of the Paris Attacks

After terrorist attacks in the French capital claimed the lives of 130 people and left many more injured, Premier League clubs joined together to pay their respects last weekend.

At grounds up and down England and Wales, a minute’s silence was held before the playing of La Marseillaise.

Manchester City v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium Manchester City and Liverpool players observe a minute's silence at the Etihad Stadium. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Crystal Palace v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League - Selhurst Park Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye wearing a black armband which features the French flag. Source: EMPICS Sport

Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth - Barclays Premier League - Liberty Stadium Swansea and Bournemouth players arm-in-arm as La Marseillaise plays. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

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