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Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 21 Part 2 Review

Premier League 2023/24 Match Week 21 Part 2 Review

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 23 Jan 2024


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 round of games saw Arsenal trash Palace, Brentford secure a late win over Forest, Sheffield United secure a point against West Ham, Liverpool outclassed in-form Bournemouth, while Brighton and Wolves played out a scoreless draw.

You can find the preview for this round of games here: https://www.publish0x.com/cryptogod-1-sports/premier-league-202324-match-week-21-part-2-preview-xkeeedp 

 

 

Week Predictions & Final Results

So in terms of the predicted scores, I got 0/5 correct scores this weekend. In terms of match-winner/loser, I managed to predict 2/5 correctly this weekend.

 

 

Predicted: Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

Result: Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace

Gabriel, Henderson OG, Trossard, Martinelli x2

Arsenal secured a massive win here and showed their attacking qualities from the off in a dominant display. Jesus fired over early on but a Zinchenko pass won a 11th minute corner which Rice took and Gabriel headed in. Saka's delivery at the next corner ended up with the ball striking the bar from a Lerma deflection while Gabriel headed wide from another at the near post. Lerma tested Raya in the Arsenal goal but in the 37th minute Arsenal got their second. Henderson flapped at Saka's corner and Gabriel deflected it in off the keeper. Trossard had an effort go over while after the break Henderson stopped a Rice effort from a corner. Eze tested Raya from distance and Trossard wasted a chance at the near post from Jesus' cross. Arsenal got their third in the 59th minute when a Palace corner as Jesus broke and fed Trossard to score. Rice and Gabriel were forced off injured for the home side but in the 4th and 5th minute of injury time Martinelli got his brace. Nketiah fed Martinelli on the break for the first and a minute later Martinelli hit the back of the net again to compound the Eagles to another lacklustre defeat. Arsenal are finding their confidence once again while Palace are looking a side devoid of any self belief.

 

 

Predicted: Brentford 2-2 Nottingham Forest

Result: Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

Toney, Mee, Maupay - Danilo, Wood

It only took Nottingham Forest, who had been charged by the Premier League for breaching FFP rules and will expect a points deduction this season, three minute to open the scoring. Danilo hit a 20-yard half volley past Flekken after Janelt's clearance had fallen to Mee and his header landed for the Brazilian. The Bees were struggling but a free-kick from Mangala's foul on Damsgaard at the edge of the area allowed Toney to curl home for his first goal on his return from suspension. Jensen's delivery from a corner was later flicked on by Toney but nobody was able to provide the finish, but in the second half Brentford finally took the lead. In the 58th minute Mee got in front of his marker to head in from Jansen's corner. Seven minutes later Forest were level as Wood glanced in a cross from Hudson-Odoi's cross. In the 68th minute, a mere three minutes later, Brentford went back ahead. This time Toney switched the ball out onto the right and Jensen crossed for Maupay to score past Turner. Nottingham Forest have dropped 19 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season while Brentford are the worst to do so having dropped 20 points. Having Toney back is a huge boost for Brentford, while Forest end their good run of form since Nuno Santo took charge. He will have plenty to ponder with the Premier League charges also looming over the club, along with Everton, as the relegation battle is sure to intensify. 

 

 

Predicted: Sheffield United 0-3 West Ham

Result: Sheffield United 2-2 West Ham

Brereton, McBurnie - Cornet, Ward-Prowse

Sheffield United stated well as Hamer, Vinicius Souza, Trusty, and Brooks all wasted chances and the opening half saw two players scoring their first goals for their respective clubs. Cornet finished a deflected Ings' shot at the back post and it was plain delight as he got his first goal for the club in the 28th minute. However the Blades struck back and in the 44th minute Brereton Diaz pounced on a loose ball after Areola parried Osula's header. The sides went in level at the break and McBurnie game on for Osula in the second half and almost scored immediately from McAtee's cross. Brereton Diaz then wasted from a McAtee cross and all the momentum was with the Hammers. However in the 79th minute Ward-Prowse scored from the spot after Hamer had fouled Ings. Brewster flew into a challenge on Emerson and got himself a red card in the third minute of stoppage time. In the seventh minute of stoppage time Coufal got his own red card for catching McAtee. The drama was not over as in the 13th minute of stoppage time Sheffield United managed to earn a point when McBurnie won and then converted a penalty following a challenge from Areola. There was still time for a Bowen penalty claim but it was not given and the sides shared the spoils. 

 

 

Predicted: Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool

Result: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

Nunez x2, Jota x2

The first half saw Liverpool dominate but lack a cutting edge upfront to finish off their chances. Bournemouth started well, with Tavernier forcing a save from Alisson early on before Liverpool took control. Mac Allister had two long-range efforts while Diaz and Nunez each had an effort saved. Kluivert escaped unpunished for a high tackle on Diaz, and towards the end of the half he created the best chance. The winger pulled a cross back towards Solanke and Christie but neither could apply a finish. Nunez got his first goal four minutes into the second half after Konate found Jones, who in turn played Jota down the right to cross for a Nunez tap-in past Neto for his 100th career goal. Kluivert had a shot deflected over before Bradley saw a header deflected wide. In the 70th minute Jota got his first as he scored at the near post following a move he started by winning the ball and playing in Nunez, who fed Gakpo to set up Jota. Solanke had a shot saved but in the 79th minute the Portuguese got his second when he scored from a Bradley cross. Jones limped off with a knock before Brooks put a one-on-one wide. Nunez got on the end of Gomez' cross in the third minute of injury time to get his second and show Liverpool's attack are still firing without Salah. Konate and van Dijk were at their best as they stay clear at the top of the league. Bournemouth may need to dip into the transfer market according to Iraola as injuries mount, but admitted his side were up against top level opposition in this clash.

 

 

Predicted: Brighton 3-1 Wolves

Result: Brighton 0-0 Wolves

The game was lacking quality in front of goal during the opening half, with Doyle clearing Buonanotte's header off the line from a corner before Wolves keeper Sa saved from van Hecke's flicked header. Neto shot narrowly wide while Sarabia wasted a chance before fireworks at the end of the half when Dawson's leg clipped Gilmour's head. Cunha got a booking but nearly scored a minute into the second half when Steele thwarted his effort following Neto's cut-back, and Cunha also put to follow-up over. Joao Pedro was denied by Semedo before Hinshelwood's low cross was turned against the post by Kilman. Neto and Cunha both wasted chances while Steele was solid in the goal, while Lemina forced the final save of the game when Steele pushed away his effort. Wolves are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions. Brighton meanwhile have just three wins in their last fifteen Premier League games.

 

 

 

Table After Match Day 21 Part 2

A look at the top half of the table and Liverpool remain top of the pile with 48 points. Manchester City sit in second with 43, ahead of both Arsenal and Aston Villa on goal difference alone. Spurs sit in fifth on 40 points, with West Ham sixth on 35 points. Brighton are seventh with 32 points while Manchester United are eight on goal difference. Chelsea are ninth with 31 points while Newcastle make up the top half on 29 points.

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As for the bottom half, Sheffield United remain bottom on 10 points, with Burnley in nineteenth on 12 and Luton making up the relegation places on 16 points. Everton sit a point ahead of them on 17 points. Nottingham Forest hover over the relegation places with 20 points, while Palace sit a point and a place ahead. Brentford moved up to fourteenth with 22 points while Fulham are thirteenth with 24 points. Bournemouth are twelfth with 25 points while Wolves make up the bottom half on 29 points.

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Top Goal scorers After Match Day 21 Part 2

1 — E. Haaland — Manchester City — 14 Goals
2 — M. Salah — Liverpool — 14 Goals
3— D. Solanke — Bournemouth — 12 Goals
4 — Son — Tottenham Hotspur — 12 Goals
5 — J. Bowen — West Ham United — 11 Goals
6 — Hwang — Wolves  — 10 Goals
7 — A. Isak — Newcastle  — 10 Goals

+ 2 players on 9 goals

 

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

Have a great day, I hope you enjoyed the review of the matches and had a wonderful weekend. 

Peace. CryptoGod-1.

 

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