Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 13 Review

Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 13 Review

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 28 Nov 2023

Good day everyone,

I hope you are all well and had an excellent weekend, welcome to CryptoGod-1’s blog on all things sports. This weekend saw late drama at the Etihad, Burnley stutter late on, a huge win for Luton, Newcastle exposed the vulnerabilities at Chelsea, same old same old for Sheffield United, while United rubbed salt into Everton’s wounds.

You can find the preview for this round of games here: 



Week Predictions & Final Results

So in terms of the predicted scores, unfortunately I got 0/10 correct scores this week. In terms of match-winner/loser, I managed to predict a decent amount of 4/10 correctly this weekend.


Predicted: Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool

Result: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Haaland - Alexander-Arnold

The leagues top two sides heading into this game have a thrilling match in parts but it was a tense affair at the Etihad. Alisson almost gave City an early lead when he gifted the ball to Foden, but the Englishman wasted his chance. Matip then sauntered forward with the ball in the 27th minute before setting up Salah to cross for Nunez, but Ederson saved his header. Another poor kick by Alisson gave City the lead when he sliced the ball straight to Ake. The defender evaded tackles to play in Haaland for his 50th Premier League goal. Liverpool had chances via Nunez before the break but City went in ahead. City started slow after the break but Haaland and Alvarez both shooting over. Dias had a goal ruled out after Akanji was judged to have fouled Alisson. Liverpool got themselves level in the 80th minute when Salah teed up Alexander-Arnold to fire into the bottom corner. Liverpool looked dangerous but could not find a winner, and City had Haaland head wide in stoppage time. For the second game in a row City have failed to kill off the opposition and dropped points from a winning position for the second game in a row for the first time since 2018. Klopp will be delighted to leave with a point and Lee his side only a single point behind their title rivals.



Predicted: Burnley 1-3 West Ham

Result: Burnley 1-2 West Ham

Rodriguez - O’Shea OG, Soucek

Kompany thought his side were finally about to record their first home league win of the campaign, but it was not to be. Burnley controlled the opening half although they failed to really test Areola bar a curling effort from Koleosho. There was little of event bar a VAR review into Coufal catching Koleosho with a trailing leg inside the area, but nothing was given. After the break the game kicked into life and it took four minutes for Burnley to take the lead. The referee pointed to the spot after Kudus trod on Koleosho in the area and up stepped Rodriguez to dispatch the penalty. Burnley could have gotten a second from O'Shea's header at a corner or Amdouni's powerful drive but the Clarets were made to rue those misses. With the clock ticking down it seemed like Turf Moor would see its first league win in almost nine-months but in the 86th minute Kudus burst past multiple Burnley players before crossing into the area for Mubama. His flick went into his own goal by O'Shea to break Burnley hearts, but West Ham were not finished just yet. In the first minute of stoppage time they stole the points when Ward-Prowse released Kudus whose cross was met by Soucek who managed to score his fourth goal in his last four appearances for club and country. The result ensured back-to-back wins for Moyes men in the league, while Burnley showed excellent spirit and fight but will need that bit extra to put more points on the board.

Predicted: Luton 1-3 Crystal Palace

Result: Luton 2-1 Crystal Palace

Mengi, Brown - Olise

The Kenilworth Road faithful witnessed a huge moment for the club as Luton secured only their second league win of the campaign. It was a monumental moment for Luton manager Edwards and he will be keen for his side to push on now. The match was a dour affair and looked certain to ended in a nil all draw. Palace had dominated with Olise and Eze both going close in the opening period. Bell's long range effort was all Luton had to show from the opening half. After the break Palace were forced to bring off Doucoure and Eze through injuries and it slowed the momentum of their play. Olise managed to send Edouard clear in behind the Luton defence with less than 25 minutes to go and the striker finished at the second attempt, but VAR ruled it out for a handball. In the 72nd minute Luton managed to sneak a lead when Doughty's corner caused havoc via Barkley and Mengi got free of Ayew to score. The lead didnt last long as two minutes later Palace were level when Olise cut inside and fired the ball into the far corner. Luton far from gave up, and in the 83rd minute a teasing ball from Ogbene into the area was allowed to bounce between Andersen and his keeper, and this gave Brown the opportunity to steal in and prod the ball home. Andersen saw a late shot saved and Lerma hit a post in stoppage time as Luton held on for the massive three points. Palace are currently on an awful run with four defeats and a single win in their last five Premier League games. Luton meanwhile continue the fairy-tale and will have bigger belief they can avoid the drop this season with more performances and results like this.



Predicted: Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea

Result: Newcastle 4-1 Chelsea

Isak, Lascelles, Joelinton, Gordon - Sterling

Although Newcastle are going through somewhat of an injury crisis, one would not think that looking at their performance here. Chelsea had taken 4 points off City and Spurs before the international break but they were abysmal here. It took 13 minutes for the Magpies to open the scoring when Miley’s cleverly disguised pass found Isak and the striker finished with aplomb. Chelsea managed to get level ten minutes later when Sterling scored from a free-kick. Joelinton headed wide from a corner when unmarked and Gallagher scuffed a finish as both sides wasted chances to take the lead. Trippier then hit the bar from a free-kick as the sides went in level at the break. After the break Sterling looked for a penalty from a Schar challenge but it was waved away, and soon after the London side collapsed. On the hour mark Lascelles was on hand to head in from Gordon's cross and put Newcastle back in the lead. A minute later and Joelinton pounced on an under hit a pass to Sanchez from Silva and smashed the ball home. Chelsea were falling apart and James was given his second yellow in the 73rd minute, with his first yellow for kicking the ball away and his second for dragging down Gordon after losing the ball. Schar saw a long range effort saved but in the 83rd minute Gordon drilled in the Magpies fourth and condemned Chelsea to another defeat. Chelsea have now conceded four goals in consecutive Premier League games for the very first time following on from their 4-4 draw with Manchester City before the international break. Newcastle meanwhile have won consecutive Premier League home games against Chelsea for the first time since a run of three back in December 2014.

Predicted: Nottingham Forest 0-0 Brighton

Result: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Brighton

Elanga, Gibbs-White - Ferguson, Pedro x2

It took Forest all of 3 minutes to go ahead here when Elanga arrived at the back post to head in from Gibbs-White's right wing cross. Brighton had plenty of the ball and did not allow the early setback to disrupt their gameplan. Fati and Gilmour had shots go wide Unfortunately for De Zerbi Fati went down just after 20 minutes with injury forcing the Italian to bring on Pedro in his stead. In the 26th minute Brighton were level when Gross found Ferguson in the area and the Irishman found the bottom corner. Murillo found Gibbs-White in behind as Forest looked to retake the lead immediately but Dunk was on hand to block. Lamptey then got injured and had to be replaced by Hinshelwood and Brighton found their second in the 4th minute of first half stoppage time. Gross crossed from the right and found Pedro who headed into the far corner at the back post. Danilo fired wide as FOrest looked to get back into the game after the break, but a clumsy foul on Pedro by Wood handed Brighton a penalty and Pedro stepped up to send Vlachodimos the wrong way in the 58th minute. Forest go their own penalty in the 76th minute when VAR called it up for a pull on Hudson-Odoi by Hinshelwood. The referee gave the spot-kick and Brighton captain Dunk ended up getting booked for remonstrating with the referee before being given his marching orders. De Zerbi was livid and Gibbs-White dispatched the penalty to make a tense end to the game. Yates saw a tame header saved by Verbruggen late on as Forest looked to draw level, while Pedro was denied his third goal by a strong tackle from Murillo.

Predicted: Sheffield United 1-1 Bournemouth

Result: Sheffield United 1-3 Bournemouth

McBurnie - Tavernier x2, Kluivert

It was a tenth league loss of the season after a limp performance from the Blades. The Cherries made the brighter start and on 12 minutes got their reward when Semenyo played in Tavernier from the right before he side-footing into the bottom corner. Kluivert, Solanke and Tavernier all passed up chances to double the lead as Sheffield United struggled to find their place in the game. In first half stoppage time Foderingham fumbled the ball and Kluivert was on hand to get that second goal for Bournemouth. After the break Tavernier arrived at the far post in the 51st minute to get his second, and Bournemouths third, from Smiths cross. Semenyo, Kluivert, Christie and Sinisterra all wasted chances to add to the score line, as Foderinghan stood up strong although he could do little about the result. In the seventh minute of stoppage time McBurnie managed to score with a deft header but it will mean little to struggling Sheffield United. As for Bournemouth, Iraola’s men were without an away win in the league prior to this result having shipped 17 goals in their away day games before achieving a win at Bramall Lane.



Predicted: Brentford 1-2 Arsenal

Result: Brentford 0-1 Arsenal


Arteta’s men left it late to get the three points here against a robust Brentford. Ramsdale was back between the sticks for Arsenal but looked shaky, almost gifting a goal on 14 minutes when he was tackled on the ball by Wissa. The ball broke for Mbeumo but his shot was blocked on the line by Rice and Wissa missed with the rebound. The keeper then managed to throw the ball straight to Brentford soon after. Brentford keeper Flekken looked much more composed and saved from Jesus and moments later Trossard had a goal ruled out for offside. The Bees looked the better side after the break and created more without making any walk clear opportunities. Maupay had a header let out by Zinchenko and this urged Arsenal on. Rice saw a deflected shot go just wide before Saka crossed to the far post in the 89th minute and Havertz was on hand to head in past Flekken. Arteta claimed afterwards that Havertz showed he was a big player by getting the winner. Thomas Frank meanwhile felt it was an even game and his side deserved a share of the points.



Predicted: Tottenham 2-3 Aston Villa

Result: Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa

Le Celso - Torres, Watkins

Villa started this game with their usual high defensive line and Spurs could and should have taken advantage from it. Udogie fired over from a Bentancur pass before Kulusevski hit the post. Torres then headed over from Villa’s first chance. The opener arrived for Spurs on 22 minutes when Le Celso beat Martinez with an effort from just outside the area. Bentancur went off with an ankle injury and for all of Spurs bright play Villa went in level at the break. Torres was on hand to head in fromDouglas Luiz’s free-kick in the seventh minute of first half stoppage time. Af ther the break Bailey saw an effort squeeze under Spurs keeper Vicario before hitting the post. In the 61st minute Villa finally took the lead when Watkins produced a sharp finish, and to add to Spurs anguish was the fact Son was constantly being flagged offside as the home side tried to find a way to goal. Both Johnson and Hojbjerg had efforts saved as Villa held on to move above Spurs into the top four.Postecoglou has now seen his side lose each of their last three in the league as the wheels have well and truly come off at Spurs.

Predicted: Everton 1-1 Manchester United

Result: Everton 0-3 Manchester United

Garnacho, Rashford, Martial

This was not the fairy tale ‘taking it to the man’ performance Dyche had hoped for following the clubs 10 point deduction. It took 3 minutes for Garnacho to open the scoring and he did so with a wonderful overhead kick from Dalots cross. The atmosphere was electric prior to the game as the fans stood in unison, and Everton tried to give them something to cheer about. Onana had other plans as he saved from Calvert-Lewin’s header and another chance from the attacker down low. McNeil saw his effort from the rebound cleared off the line by Mainoo before Doucoure missed when set up with a great chance. Calvert-Lewin and Gueye both missed chances before the break as United held on until the interval. United regained control after the break and got their second from the penalty spot after Young had tripped Martial. Up stepped Rashford in the 56th minute to convert his spot kick. Gueye forced another save from Onana but in the 75th minute Bruno played in Martial to wrap up the points. Mykolenk hit the bar late on to summarise Everton’s lack of fortune and the realisation they are back in a relegation battle. Ten Hag meanwhile has seen United win five of their last six league games.



Predicted: Fulham 1-2 Wolves

Result: Fulham 3-2 Wolves

Iwobi, Willian x2 - Cunha, Hwang

The Cottagers drew level on points with Wolves thanks to their home win here, and they opened the scoring after only 7 minutes with an excellent goal. Willian played Robinson in down the line and his cross was turned in by Iwobi. Hawng hit that bar as the away side looked for a response and Wolves, who have seen goals go in at both ends in each of their previous ten league games, ensured that streak continued when Cunha scored on 22 minutes from a Bellegarde cross. Willian hesitated when he should have scored from a Iwobi cross late in the first half, while Castagne had to produce some excellent defending to deny Doherty from Hwang's cross early in the second period. Moments later Fulham won a penalty when Semedo got the ball but also caught Cairney. Willian sent Sa the wrong way with his spot kick in the 59th minute and Fulham grew in confidence. Iwobi forced Sa into a save but Wolves won a penalty of their own when Ream's challenge on Hwang was deemed to have happened just inside the box. Up stepped the South Korean to score from the spot in the 75th minute. The drama was far from over at Craven Cottage as in stoppage time Wilson won a penalty and Willian stepped up to convert it in the 94th minute. Wolves felt let down by VAR and the controversy surrounding the penalties. Wolves manager O'Neil noted how he has turned against VAR following the soft decisions in the game, while Fulham manager Silva stated his team wanted the win more.




Table After Match Day 13

A look at the top half of the table and Arsenal have taken over at the top of the table with 30 points. Manchester City sit a point behind while Liverpool are on28 points in third, while Villa sit in fourth on goal difference. Spurs fall into fifth but remain four points off the top, while United sit with two points less in sixth. Newcastle are a point back in seventh with Brighton a further point back in eighth. Two points behind them are West Ham, while Chelsea make up the top half with 16 points.


As for the bottom half, Burnley remain bottom on goal difference with Everton sitting in nineteenth. Sheffield United make up the bottom three, with Luton four points clear of the relegation places. Bournemouth sit a further three points ahead of them while Forest are a further point ahead in fifteenth. Fulham moved up to fourteenth with 15 points, the same as both Palace and Wolves. Finally Brentford make up the bottom half on 16 points, the same as Chelsea in tenth.





Top Goal scorers After Match Day 13

1 — E. Haaland — Manchester City — 14 Goals
2 — M. Salah — Liverpool — 10 Goals
3— Son — Tottenham Hotspur — 8 Goals
4 — J. Bowen — West Ham United — 8 Goals

+ 4 players on 7 goal



Check out my 2023/24 Season Predictions here: Predictions 23/24 Season

Have a great day, I hope you enjoyed the preview of the matches and get to see the games. 

We will be back again after the international break.

Peace. CryptoGod-1.


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