Manchester United's Paul Scholes is TheFA.com's Lion of the Weekend for the third time this season.
What a return to the Premiership for Scholes - two headed goals and a goal-line clearance in the Manchester derby, with United finishing the weekend just a point behind leaders Arsenal.
"A performance to savour from one of the great midfielders" - The Sun
"Rose majestically to power his headers" - Daily Mirror
"Carries fluid geometry in his head" - The Guardian
After two months out following a hernia operation, Paul Scholes didn't have to wait long to remind the Premiership what it's been missing.
The opening goal of a Manchester derby after only eight minutes, a second glorious header to seal United's victory; and a goal-line clearance as well.
He was only denied a hat-trick by a fantastic save from his former England colleague David Seaman.
"Even when we are winning, we miss Paul Scholes," said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after his side's 3-1 win.
Beaten manager Kevin Keegan, who managed Scholes with England, was even more complimentary after the midfielder's two goal display.
"Every time he goes into the penalty area, he believes he is going to score," said Keegan.
"I had him at international level and know he has caused problems for better sides than us."
There was a neat symmetry to Scholes' double. On both occasions he stole into the penalty area, lost his markers and buried headers with real authority - his first from Gary Neville's cross and the second from Kleberson.
The display puts Scholes top of our Lion of the Weekend chart, stealing a march on David Beckham, James Beattie and Wayne Rooney. Amazing considering he has missed much of the campaign through injury.