Sirwin
Sirwin
Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 14 Review

Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 14 Review

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 3 Dec 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 Arsenal continue their winning ways, Burnley record their first home win of the season, Everton got back on track and moved closer to getting out of the relegation zone, dramatic late scenes at Anfield, Bournemouth are clicking under Iraola, and Manchester City against Tottenham had a rapid start for Son.

You can find the preview for this round of games here: https://www.publish0x.com/cryptogod-1-sports/premier-league-202324-match-week-14-preview-xxvyxmm 

 

 

Week Predictions & Final Results

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

 

Predicted: Arsenal 2-0 Wolves

Result: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves

Saka, Ødegaard - Cunha

A fast start from Arsenal saw them go two goals up within 13 minutes in front of their own fans. It was their first two shots which went in, with the first on 6 minutes when Saka continued his run into the box to get on the end of a Tomiyasu pass. The second came when Zinchenko played a one-two with Jesus before cutting the ball back for Ødegaard to score. Trossard was then denied by Sa as Arsenal looked for more, as Martinelli and Rice both had efforts blocked. Sa had gone off with an injury and was replaced by Bentley as Wolves struggled throughout the first half, with their only chance seeing Raya deny Hwang. Cunha tested Raya early in the second half but Arsenal remained in control. Rice put an effort wide while Saka put a long range effort just over the bar. Tomiyasu had to come off with an injury to dampen Arsenal's spirits and their inability to get a third almost cost Arteta's men when Semedo played in Cunha to score in the 86th minute. Nketiah hit the post late on but Arsenal held on to record another home win and ensure they remain top of the pile. Arteta will want them to maintain their title push into the winter period, while O'Neil will rue another game where his Wolves side failed to gain a foothold. Thankfully Wolves were not victim of VAR controversy in this match but the club will still be stinging from previous scandals with the technology.

 

 

Predicted: Brentford 2-0 Luton

Result: Brentford 3-1 Luton

Maupay, Mee, Baptiste - Brown

Brentford dominated the first ever top-flight meeting between these two sides from the off, although Luton did defend bravely. Five of the Bees nine shots in the first half were blocked and had close to 75 per cent possession. Their best chance came when Kaminski spilled a Wissa shot but there was nobody to take advantage. Luton were forced to take off Lockyer at half time and after the break everything changed. On 49 minutes Brentford scored their first when Maupay was on hand to score after Mee's scuffed shot was deflected. Seven minutes later they made it two when Mee saw his header from a corner go in thanks to a Morris deflection. Luton looked beaten but in the 76th minute Barley played in Brown to slot home and give the Hatters a lifeline. However, Brentford continued to assert their control and in the 81st minute sealed the three points when Baptiste pounced on a rebound to finish from close range. The Bees ensured it was not three league defeats in a row with their victory here, and Frank will hope they can continue that momentum with their next two games away from home. As for Luton, the elevation of winning last weekend has faded and they will be looking over their shoulder to the relegation places below.

 

 

Predicted: Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United

Result: Burnley 5-0 Sheffield United

Rodriguez, Larsen, Amdouni, Koleosho, Brownhill

It took Burnley less than a minute to stamp their authority on this huge relegation six pointer, with Rodriguez scored with a lovely header from a Taylor cross after 15 seconds, making it the quickest goal so far this season. Burnley did not take their foot off the gas and in the 29th minute doubled their lead. Larsen got in front of Thomas to reach O'Shea's long ball and finished beneath Foderingham. Sheffield United shot themselves in the foot further when McBurnie was booked for catching O'Shea with an elbow. Moments later O'Shea caught McBurnie to earn a yellow of his own. However McBurnie caught O'Shea with an arm once again in first-half stoppage time and got his second yellow to leave the Blades down a man. Heckingbottom made three changes at the break and while Sheffield United held on, by the 73rd minute the floodgates opened. United failed to clear a corner and Beyer headed down for Amdouni to score. Two minutes later Koleosho beat Foderingham at his near post for his first Premier League goal, having hit the crossbar a moment before. Then in the 80th minute Burnley got their fifth when Brownhill scored a beauty from the edge of the area. The result marked Burnley's biggest ever Premier League win, while Sheffield United have got to pick themselves up while also dealing with McBurnie's needless suspension. 

 

 

Predicted: Nottingham Forest 2-2 Everton

Result: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Everton

McNeil

Forest goalkeeper Vlachodimos was put under pressure from the off as Everton looked to get the ball into the box. Beto then fired over when he found himself clear through following a mix up between Vlachodimos and Boly. Elanga was wasteful when Forest created their first opening around the half hour mark, while Gibbs-White fired just before the break. Although Forest were enjoying more of the ball, it was Everton creating the better chances. Murillo blocked on the line after Doucoure played McNeil in. Boly was forced off at the break and his replacement, Felipe, almost put the home side ahead after the break when he fired a loose ball against the woodwork from a corner. In the 67th minute Everton finally found their goal when McNeil produced a smart touch and finish to score across Vlachodimos. Forest came back with venom, first looking for a handball against Doucoure and then seeing Elanga and Murillo denied by Pickford. Elanga put a late effort just wide of the post as Forest could not find a goal to level the game and suffered defeat against an Everton side determined to push themselves out of the relegation zone following their appeal against the ten point deduction imposed on the club.

 

 

Predicted: Newcastle 3-1 Manchester United

Result: Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United

Gordon

It a game with so much to play for, and with the pressure mounting on Ten Hag, Onana, and co, it took United until the 82nd minute to have their first corner in this match. The win was thoroughly deserved for Newcastle and they could have won by a bigger score line. Newcastle were dominant from the off as Almiron tested Onana early on. Isak then saw a shot deflect just wide off Maguire, Lascelles headed over from close range, and Almiron fired wide when well placed. Trippier hit the underside of the bar from a free-kick while Maguire was on hand to block Schar's shot. United only had two shot in the first half and rarely looked like causing problems. After the break Newcastle continued in the same vein of form and in the 55th minute got their reward. Trippier played in a low cross for Gordon to tap in at the back post. Pope went off injured for Newcastle while Ten Hag removed Martial and Rashford to freshen things up. Antony saw a late shot deflect into the net off Maguire but it was ruled offside as Dubravka had little to deal with during his appearance. Howe will be delighted with his sides effort as they continue to battle on multiple fronts this season and will be keen to push themselves into the top four over the coming weeks. As for Ten Hag and United, they have much to do and the fans will be turning sooner rather than later if their performances continue to be flat and unexciting for a club of this size. Newcastle have now also won three consecutive games against Manchester United in all competitions for the first time in over a century.

 

 

Predicted: Bournemouth 1-2 Aston Villa

Result: Bournemouth 2-2 Aston Villa

Semenyo, Solanke - Bailey, Watkins

The Cherries will have the more disappointed set of fans after this one following their strong performance here. Iraola can be proud of his side as their efforts are reaping rewards as the club begins to add more and more points to their tally this season. Semenyo had given Bournemouth the lead after 10 minutes when he pounced on a Diego Carlos mistake to open the scoring. However, ten minutes later Bailey cut in from the right and rifled an effort into the bottom corner from inside the box to level the scores. Carlos looked to have put Villa in the lead when he scored with a close range finish but was ruled out from offside. The contest was more even after the break with less tempers flaring, but Solanke was on hand in the 52nd minute to put the Cherries back ahead following some good work by Kerkez. Duran's deflected shot wrong-footed Neto and ended up striking the post as Villa looked for a way back into the game. However the Lions finally found the back on the net with a header in the 90th minute to level the scores when Watkins scored his 13th goal of the campaign in all competitions. The result leaves Villa in fourth as they dream of breaking into the Champions League, while Bournemouth edge closer away from the relegation zone.

 

 

Predicted: Chelsea 3-3 Brighton

Result: Chelsea 3-2 Brighton

Fernández x2, Colwill - Buonanotte, João Pedro

Pochettino will be delighted his side got over the line in this one, especially after going down to ten men. It was Brighton who dominated the early possession but Chelsea were the side creating all the chances. On 17 minutes the Blues took the lead when Badiashile got the ball into the danger area for Enzo to head home from a Gallgher corner. Four minutes later and Colwill nodded another just over the line despite the best efforts of Gilmour to clear from another Gallagher corner. Brighton's first shot came in the 37th minute but Chelsea continued to dominate with Jackson's runs in behind, Sterling, Enzo, and Mudryk all running at the Seagulls defence. Buonanotte managed to pull one back for Brighton in the 43rd minute when he produced a moment on magic to cut inside and bend the ball into the far corner. Then on 45 minutes Gallagher got his second yellow, this one for a foul on Gilmour having been book for a challenge on Buonanotte earlier in the half. Caicedo was on thin ice in the second half as he flirted with a second yellow but it was Chelsea who scored next when Mudryk beat Milner for pace to win a penalty off the veteran Englishman which Enzo stepped up to slot home in the 65th minute. Mitoma and Gross both forced multiple saves from Sanchez as Brighton looked for a way back, and they got their goal in the second minute of added time when João Pedro got on the end of a Gross corner. Both João Pedro and Ferguson were denied late on by Sanchez as Brighton could not find the third goal to draw level. 

 

 

Predicted: Liverpool 3-1 Fulham

Result: Liverpool 4-3 Fulham

Leno OG, Mac Allister, Endo, Alexander-Arnold - Wilson, Tete, Reid

From the off this game was full of action as Szoboszlai's powerful effort was spilled by Leno, allowing Diaz to pounce but Leno brought him down and the ball fell for Salah for a tap in, only for the offside flag to go up against Diaz. The opening goal did arrive on 20 minutes when Alexander-Arnold's perfect free-kick hit the bar and went into the goal off Leno. Liverpool should have been cruising but their lack of control without the ball showed on 24 minutes when Robinson set up Wilson to score against his former club from close range. Liverpool went back ahead in the 38th minute when Mac Allister produced his own moment of magic with a 30 yard half-volley into the top corner. Fulham hit back in the third minute of stoppage time when Tete got onto Jimenez's pass to score past Kelleher and send the sides in level at the break, but not before Ream had a goal ruled out for offside. Salah had also seen a volley saved by Leno before the break, and in the second half Fulham continued to be aggressive. In doing so they left space behind for Liverpool and Nunez managed to hit the bar after Salah sent him through. De Cordova-Reid outjumped Tsimikas at the far post from a corner in the 80th minute to put Fulham ahead and leave the Reds rueing missed chances. Endo saw a header saved before Salah fired over with the rebound. With time running out, in the 87th minute Endo managed to strike a lovely effort into the top corner to draw the home side level. A minute later Liverpool were ahead when Alexander-Arnold produced a Gerrard-esque moment to win the game for Liverpool after Leno had stopped Gakpo's low effort at the near post only for Nunez to pick up the ball and cross to the back post. Alexander-Arnold was on hand to control the ball before smashing it home inside the near post. Liverpool have now won all seven of their opening Premier League games this campaign to maintain their title challenge, while Fulham are winless in seven away Premier League games.

 

 

Predicted: West Ham 2-1 Crystal Palace

Result: West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace

Kudus - Edouard

It was a bright start from Hodgson's side but they still managed to find themselves behind in the 13th minute. The Hammers scored with their first shot when Kudus scored via a deflection after being found by Coufal. Soon after Aguerd picked out Bowen's run but the Englishman could not get past the Palace defence. Andersen had the best chance for Palace when ten minutes before the break his free-kick deflected off the wall and went just wide of the post. After the break West Ham thought they had their second when Soucek managed to force Kudus' cross in, but it was ruled out for offside. In the 53rd minute Palace equalised when Mavropanos' poor pass was pounced on by Edouard and the striker strode into the box to score. Chances were few and far between but Wet Ham twice more could have scored. The first when Aguerd found Emerson at the back post but he struck wide, and the second when Bowen headed straight at Johnstone at the death following a Fornals pass. Both these sides have scored in each of their last 13 league encounters but once again could not be separated. The match saw Ward make his 291st league appearance for Palace, making him the joint top appearance making for the Eagles in the Premier League alongside Zaha. West Ham meanwhile have dropped 12 points from winning positions this season, with 7 of those being at the London Stadium.

 

 

Predicted: Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham

Result: Manchester City 3-3 Tottenham

Son OG, Foden, Grealish - Son, Lo Celso, Kulusevski

Manchester City have now drawn their last three league games in a row, against Chelsea, Liverpool, and now Spurs. It was the away side who made the better start, with Son finishing off a counter-attack in the 6th minute after breaking past Doku. However three minutes later City were level when Alvarez's cross was flicked in off Son by Haaland. The striker then shot wide after being played in by Silva and then Doku fired against the crossbar as City looked to make the most of this open game. On 31 minutes Doku played in Alvarez who in turn fed Foden to put them ahead. Alvarez hit the post and Haaland put one wide as City benefitted from Postecoglou's side playing out from the back. Hojbjerg came on at the break and Spurs improved, pouncing on a loose Alvarez pass to set Son free and he set up Lo Celso to curl a shot into the corner in the 69th minute. City regained the lead when Rodri dispossessed Bissouma and he played Haaland down the right. The striker's wayward shot landed for Grealish to score in the 81st minute as City looked to be heading for a big win. However, in the 90th minute Johnson crossed from the left for Kulusevski to rise highest and score in an eruption from the away end. Postecoglou will be delighted to have gained a point and put an end to his sides recent defeats. Pep meanwhile will be disappointed to draw for the third league game in a row.

 

 

 

Table After Match Day 14

A look at the top half of the table and Arsenal remain top with 33 points. Liverpool sit in second with 31 points and Manchester City sit a point behind in third. Aston Villa make up the top four on 29 points, with Spurs in fifth on 27 points. Newcastle sit in sixth on 26 points while Manchester United are seventh on 24 points. Behind them are Brighton with 22 points while West Ham sit in ninth on 21 points. Chelsea make up the top half with 19 points.

b6052c3513f370fd69ec08b132af5e144b4725c2f3971aa0fa0c70862e4b9fdb.jpg

As for the bottom half, Sheffield United sit bottom with 5 points, while both Burnley and Everton make up the bottom three on 7 points. Luton are just outside the relegation zone with 9 points, while Bournemouth and Forest both have 13 points. Fulham and Wolves sit above them on 15 points, with Palace a single point ahead in twelfth. Brentford make up the bottom half with 19 points and are level on points with tenth place Chelsea.

b593546a62e84ef18b4caa8c1879c82828e155d34bb833f7a59505fd67a2c6fd.jpg

 

 

Top Goal scorers After Match Day 14

1 — E. Haaland — Manchester City — 14 Goals
2 — M. Salah — Liverpool — 10 Goals
3— Son — Tottenham Hotspur — 9 Goals
4 — J. Bowen — West Ham United — 8 Goals
5 — O. Watkins — Aston Villa — 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.

 

Referral Links and Follow Me:

Linktree

 

How do you rate this article?

2


cryptogod-1
cryptogod-1

Writer, designer, creator, and life enthusiast. I love to read and write and enjoy sharing my passion for crypto, sports, literature and everything and anything I can enjoy in life.


CryptoGod-1 : Sports
CryptoGod-1 : Sports

A blog dedicated to looking at sports events and matches, focused on the English Premier League mostly

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.