How do you go from defeating the best team in the country to losing to its worst side in the space of a week? This was the most resounding question on everyone’s lips as Liverpool lost to Nottingham Forest in last week’s Premier League opener, seven days after edging Manchester City.
And yet, after seeing Newcastle overpower Tottenham in one of the weekend’s standout matches, it remains unclear what the Magpies might be up to this season. Now backed by an oil-rich state with bottomless reserves, can Eddie Howe’s side go all the way to secure a Champions League spot? But at whose expense?
In the star match of gameweek 13, Manchester United had to salvage a result in the final seconds after doing much of the playing. A match that only exploded to life with three minutes to go.
Some tasty matches will go down this weekend, with lots of excitement in store.
Review Of Gameweek 13
The previous gameweek witnessed some energetic displays and some fascinating results too.
Taiwo Awoniyi scored a vital goal as Nottingham Forest battled past an indifferent Liverpool team.
Everton produced their best performance of the season in a 3-0 defeat of Crystal Palace. The highlight of a perfect afternoon for the hosts was Alex Iwobi’s assist for the Toffees’ second goal.
Manchester City did enough to defeat a relentless Brighton side. Of course, Erling Haaland scored a brace to take his Premier League tally for the season to 17.
Casemiro scored his first Manchester United goal to snatch a point against Chelsea.
Leicester City made easy work of Wolves 4-0, as Aston Villa earned a surprising 4-0 win against Brentford.
Stuart Armstrong scored a classy goal to force a 1-1 draw with a fatigued Arsenal team.
Leeds’ late rally was not enough as they succumbed to a 2-3 loss at home to Fulham.
Miguel Almiron scored again to help Newcastle defeat Tottenham. Harry Kane scored the Spurs’ only goal.
West Ham scored in the final minute of each half to condemn Bournemouth to a 2-nil defeat.
Preview Of Gameweek 14
Some outstanding fixtures are lined up for this gameweek.
Leicester City will be brimming with confidence after last weekend’s win as they host the Premier League champions on Saturday. After hobbling off from the UCL in midweek due to injury, Haaland should be ready for this one.
Newcastle should do enough to defeat Aston Villa at St. James’ Park as Bournemouth welcome Tottenham.
Graham Potter will be back on familiar ground when Chelsea visit his former side, Brighton.
Crystal Palace do battle against Southampton, while Brentford take on Wolves.
Fulham will entertain an improving Everton side as Liverpool will hope to bounce back with a win against Leeds. Jesse Marsch is under pressure to get a positive result.
Arsenal will be keen to return to winning ways in their challenge for the title when Nottingham Forest arrive at the Emirates.
Manchester United face a tricky test against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
Predictions For Gameweek 14
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Leicester City vs Manchester City (2)
Newcastle vs Aston Villa (1)
Bournemouth vs Tottenham (2)
Brighton vs Chelsea (over 2.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Southampton (Southampton to score)
Brentford vs Wolves (1X)
Fulham vs Everton (goal/goal)
Liverpool vs Leeds United (1)
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest (over 1.5 goals)
Manchester United vs West Ham (under 3.5 goals)