It was always coming. Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer had managed to escape the sack for so long. Yet, after losing embarrassingly to Watford in the Premier League last game week, the Manchester United hierarchy called time on his stay at Old Trafford.
Arsenal, once again, failed its biggest test as a measure of recent progress. The Gunners were comprehensively beaten by Liverpool.
Norwich won its second consecutive match, even with the change of managers. However, Newcastle still can buy a win this season.
After a successful midweek for all English teams in the UEFA Champions League, all is set for yet another round of mouthwatering fixtures this weekend.
Review of Gameweek 12
The quality of matches in the previous game week was outstanding. The goals were exciting and the drama unending.
Chelsea had kicked off the weekend’s excitement with a brilliant 3-0 win away at Leicester City.
Newcastle and Brentford played out an entertaining 3-3 draw as Burnley and Crystal Palace shared the spoils in an equally goals-filled 3-3 match.
Steven Gerrard picked up his first win on his coaching debut on English soil as Aston Villa defeated Brighton 2-0.
Watford showed poise and quality in the 4-1 win of Manchester United as Wolves claimed maximum points against West Ham courtesy of a solitary goal by Raul Jimenez.
Daniel Farke began his Norwich career with a 2-0 win against Southampton as Liverpool hammered Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield.
On Sunday, Manchester City eased past an injury-plagued Everton 3-0 as Tottenham came from behind to defeat Leeds United 2-1.
Preview Of Gameweek 13
There is so much to be excited about from the gameweek’s lineup of fixtures.
The football party begins at the Emirates, where Arsenal will hope to bounce back from last week’s loss as they take on an indifferent Newcastle side.
Liverpool will face Southampton as Norwich welcomes in-form Wolves.
Crystal Palace and Aston Villa will do battle before a seemingly lost Brighton takes on Leeds United.
An out-of-form Brentford will square off against Everton.
The excitement will increase a notch on Sunday with a cracking matchup between Premier League champions, Manchester City and West Ham.
Leicester City entertains a happy-going Watford side as Burnley meets Tottenham.
The headline fixture will take place between the leaders, Chelsea and Manchester United. Michael Carrick will once again take charge of the Red Devils.
Predictions for Gameweek 13
Arsenal vs Newcastle (1X)
Liverpool vs Southampton (1)
Norwich vs Wolves (over 1.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa (goal/goal)
Brighton vs Leeds (over 2.5 goals)
Brentford vs Everton (2X)
Manchester City vs West Ham (Under 3.5 goals)
Leicester City vs Watford (halftime draw)
Burnley vs Tottenham (over 1.5 goals)
Chelsea vs Manchester United (1)