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VIDEO: Premier League player of the week -- Round 17

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary’s Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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A half-decade ago, Charlie Austin was working days as a bricklayer and nights scoring goals for semi-pro side Poole Town.

This week, he’s the Premier League player of the week after burying three goals in QPR’s 3-2 win over West Bromwich Albion.

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Austin has 11 goals in 15 matches this season for the R’s, and is making a case for an England call-up despite having never represented his country at a single youth level.

The 25-year-old makes it three London clubs is as many weeks to have a player win the honors.

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

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