Premier League 2017-18 – Match Week 13

Match week 13
English Premier League 2017-18 match week 13 – summary, highlights, standings, press conferences, statistics, reports and many more.

West Ham United11Leicester City
Kouyaté (45′)FTAlbrighton (8′)

Leicester City had to settle for a battling point at the London Stadium after a scrappy encounter with relegation-threatened West Ham United.

City took an early lead through Marc Albrighton and had control of the game, until half time when their Achilles heel of conceding from corners haunted them again.

Cheikhou Kouyate headed home just before the break and no side in the Premier League has now conceded more from corners than City.

Salah (65′)FTWillian (85′)

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah scored against former club Chelsea but the Reds were denied a fourth consecutive Premier League victory by Willian’s late goal.

Salah, who left the Blues last year after a brief and unsuccessful spell at Stamford Bridge, raced onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ball to side-foot home the opener in the second half.

It was Salah’s 10th goal in just 13 Premier League games this season in what has been an incredible start to the Egyptian’s Liverpool career.

Chelsea had beaten Qarabag 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday but showed only flashes of their attacking quality in this game.

But they got lucky in the closing stages when Willian’s apparent cross drifted over Simon Mignolet and into the back of the net.

Chelsea’s are unbeaten in their past six visits to Anfield, a run stretching back to 2012.

Crystal Palace21Stoke City
Loftus-Cheek (56′), Sakho (90’+2)FTShaqiri (53′)

Mamadou Sakho’s injury-time goal gave Crystal Palace a dramatic victory over Stoke City that boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation.

The French defender pounced after a scramble in the box, with Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross unable to clear Yohan Cabaye’s cross.

Roy Hodgson’s Eagles remain bottom of the table but are now only three points behind West Brom in 17th.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s fine solo goal lit up a subdued encounter and put the visitors in front on 53 minutes.

But Palace were level within two minutes through Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the England international taking advantage of lax defending to convert at the far post.

Manchester United10Brighton and Hove Albion
Dunk (66′ og)FT

A heavily deflected Ashley Young shot was enough for Manchester United to seal an important 1-0 Premier League victory over Brighton at Old Trafford.

Brighton goalkeeper Matthew Ryan was in inspired form with a fine double save to keep the scores level going into half-time, but Young’s effort 24 minutes from time cannoned in off Lewis Dunk to see Jose Mourinho’s side keep the pressure on League leaders Man City despite an unimpressive display against the Seagulls.

Chris Hughton’s visitors finished the game the stronger of the two teams, but United’s weakened defence did just enough to hold on for three points to close the gap at the top of the table until Man City face Huddersfield on Sunday.

Newcastle United03Watford
FTHughes (19′), Yedlin (45’+1 og), Gray (62′)

Watford condemned Newcastle to a fourth straight defeat with a comfortable away win at St James’ Park.

Will Hughes put Marco Silva’s side into the lead in the first half with a well-taken shot that went in off the post.

DeAndre Yedlin’s own goal doubled Watford’s advantage just before the break, and Andre Gray struck from close range on 62 minutes.

Newcastle’s fourth straight defeat sees them slip down to 13th in the table, while Watford’s fourth away win of the season leaves them in eighth.

Rafa Benitez’s side looked short of threat up front, with two efforts from Joselu their only shots on target.

Swansea City22AFC Bournemouth

Swansea City were unable to ease the pressure on manager Paul Clement as they drew with Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur11West Bromwich Albion
Kane (74′)FTRondón (4′)

Striker Harry Kane said Tottenham’s performance was “not good enough” after his late equaliser denied managerless West Brom an important win at Wembley.

Spurs fell behind on four minutes as Jake Livermore played in Rondon, who nudged off Davinson Sanchez and rolled the ball past Hugo Lloris.

But England forward Kane finally broke the visitors’ resistance by tapping a Dele Alli cross through Ben Foster’s legs on 74 minutes.

The draw leaves Spurs 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and five behind second-placed Manchester United.

Huddersfield Town12Manchester City
Otamendi (45’+1 og), van La Parra ( 90’+6)FTAgüero (47′ pen), Sterling (84′)

Manchester City fought back from a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town and restore their eight-point lead in the Premier League title race.

City went into the game five points ahead of Manchester United, but Nicolas Otamendi’s own goal in first-half injury injury time saw the table toppers head into the interval behind to David Wagner’s impressive Terriers.

Unfortunately for Huddersfield, City came flying out of the traps after the break, with Raheem Sterling earning one of two penalty appeals for Sergio Aguero to pull his side level two minutes into the second half.

City pressed on for a winner, and found it fortuitously as goalkeeper Jonas Lossl saved Gabriel Jesus’ shot only for it to rebound off Sterling’s chest and loop into the empty net.

Rajiv van La Parra was shown a red card at the death for pushing Leroy Sane in the face, but City saw out the result for their 12th win in 13 League games to once again go eight points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s United.

Tadic (18′), Austin (52′, 58′), Davis (87′)FTSigurdsson (45′)

Everton’s troubles under caretaker manager David Unsworth continued as they slumped to a heavy Premier League defeat at Southampton.

Saints striker Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers on his first league start of the season, after Dusan Tadic had given the hosts an early lead.

Everton’s club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled matters just before half-time but the Toffees capitulated after the break.

After Austin’s double, Steven Davis beat Jordan Pickford from the edge of the box to wrap up victory for the Saints, who had scored only six league goals at home this season before the game.

Premier League 2017 Table – Week 13
1Man City1312104283437
2Man Utd139222862229
13AFC Bournemouth134271114-314
14Newcastle United134271117-614
15Stoke City133461626-1013
17West Brom132561019-911
18West Ham132471226-1410
20Crystal Palace13229825-178

Premier League 2017 Results – Week 13

Sunday 26th November 2017
Huddersfield Town 1-2 Manchester City
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
Southampton 4-1 Everton

Saturday 25th November 2017
Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke City
Manchester United 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Newcastle United 0-3 Watford
Swansea City 0-0 Bournemouth
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Friday 24th November 2017
West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City

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