Premier League Matchday 13 Review

By  Umair Asif - 28 November 2016

Premier League Matchday 13 is done and dusted and matters still seem unsettled with very little movement at the top. Chelsea retained its dominance at the top, whereas Liverpool and Man City earned crucial wins to ensure that they are still in the race. Anyhow, let’s take you through the Matchday 13 with a quick recap of every fixture:

Burnley 1-2 Man City

Before this clash, there were only two sides that Sergio Aguero failed to score against, out of the 30 Premier League teams he played against. Now, it’s only one! The prolific Argentinean scoffed a brace to ensure a win for his side. Despite going 1-0 down in the first 15 minutes, Man City kept attacking and earned a firm hold on the possession to frustrate their opponents and emerge victorious!

Hull 1-1 West Brom

A late equalizer from Michael Dawson secured a crucial point for Hull City. The goal from Dawson denied Tony Pulis his third successive win as West Brom Manager. McAuley headed in Matt Phillip’s corner to give the visitors the lead in the 34th minute, but the Tigers kept the chase. However, the draw means that Hull City are still in the relegation zone with just one win so far.

Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland

A 2-0 victory at home helped Liverpool emerge on top once again, albeit briefly. Jurgen Klopp’s men were on top for most of the game and took complete control of the game after a shaky start. However, a major disappointed for Liverpool was Phillip Coutinho’s injury, which will see him off the field for the rest of the season.

Leicester 2-2 Middlesbrough

An injury-time equalizer from Islam Slimani from the spot demolished Middlesborough’s hopes of securing a crucial away-win. A brace from Alvaro Negredo was seemingly enough for Boro, but it was in the injury time that the visitors gave away the second penalty of the game. However, Leicester’s season is drowning despite showing impressive display in the Champions League. 

Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace

The game of the weekend was scheduled at Liberty Stadium with Swansea hosting Palace. Wilfried Zaha put the host on the top in the 19th minute, but Sigurdsson canceled it. Two goals in three minutes from Lorey Fer gave the host a convincing lead, but the Eagles bounced back to net three goals in 9 minutes to restore the lead. Before it was too late, Llorente netted two goals in the injury time to give Swans a hard-fought win at home. 

Chelsea 2-1 Spurs

Chelsea were at home against the unbeaten Spurs, who recently got eliminated from the Champions League. But it looks like the curse isn’t over yet for Pochettino’s men, as their unbeaten streak came to an end after a disappointing defeat at Stamford Bridge. The Blues maintained their impressive home record against Spurs and also retained the top spot.

Watford 0-1 Stoke City

A hard-fought narrow victory against Watford helped Stoke move into the top half of the table. An own goal from Gomes gave Stoke the lead in the 29th minute, which was maintained till the end. Watford responded well in the second half but their efforts went in vein as they were unable to find the back of the net. 3 points and a clean sheet, sums up Stoke’s weekend!

Arsenal 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

A much-needed win for Arsenal came at home after a frustrating run of two successive draws. Arsenal hosted Cherries and Sanchez wasted no time putting his side on the top, but Callum Wilson scored from the spot to level the terms. However, goals from Walcott and Sanchez put the host back on the top and secured a win. Arsenal are comfortably placed fourth, and 4 points clear of their rivals, Spurs.

Man Utd 1-1 West Ham

A fourth successive draw at Old-Trafford sums up Man Utd season so far. The Red Devils hosted West Ham this Sunday, hoping to bounce back by winning but despite going through a bad patch, the Hammers were able to grab a crucial away-point.

Southampton 1-0 Everton

Southampton hosted Everton in the last game of the Weekend at St. Mary’s. All the action of the match happened to appear in the first minute as Charlie Austin netted Josh Sims cross to give Saints the lead, which was maintained till the end. The 19-years-old, Josh Sims, made his debut for Saints and became the youngest Saints player to register an assist in his debut.

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