EPL 2016/17: SK Turning point – 7 pivotal performances from Gameweek 13
Seven memorable and/or game-changing instances and performances from the just-concluded weekend.
The last weekend of November brought down the curtains on gameweek 13 of the Premier League in exciting fashion.
While Chelsea maintained their position at the top of the table, the Blues’ top four rivals Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal all won their games to stay within touching distance of the summit.
Swansea City and Crystal Palace played out a goal-fest that ended 5-4 in favour of the Welsh side.
Manchester United drew (again!) at the Theatre of Dreams against Slaven Bilic’s resolute Hammers, the 1-1 stalemate ensuring that the Red Devils are off to their worst ever start in the PL era.
In this piece, we round up some of the best / worst performances and key moments that proved to be a turning point over the weekend.
#1 Best goal: Pedro
Match: Chelsea vs. Spurs
Despite conceding early on - to a lovely goal from Christian Eriksen - Chelsea handed Tottenham Hotspur their first league defeat of the 2016/17 season, thanks to goals from Pedro and Victor Moses.
The Blues’ equaliser came on the stroke of half-time thanks to a stunning goal from Pedro, who found himself in space, turned beautifully and pulled off an excellent shot which found the mark from range.
Despite the defensive hara-kiri that provided the Spaniard space and time to shoot; the placement, angle and accuracy makes it worthy of top spot.
Honourable mentions: Divock Origi (vs. Sunderland), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (vs. West Ham), Alvaro Negredo’s second goal (vs. Leicester City)