Matchday 12 features some truly enticing Premier League action. There is the Merseyside derby, of course, but key clashes between Arsenal and Southampton on Saturday and Manchester City and Tottenham on Sunday will also help to shape the top of the table.
And there are plenty of other storylines to focus on as well. Can Manchester United keep their positive momentum going? Can Chelsea end a two-game winless streak in Premier League play?
Be sure to keep it here throughout the weekend as we update the table and results after each match in what promises to be an excellent matchday.
Premier League Table
|Week 13 Premier League Table|
|Matchday 12 Results|
|November 23||Everton vs. Liverpool||Draw, 3-3|
|November 23||Arsenal vs. Southampton||Arsenal win, 2-0|
|November 23||Fulham vs. Swansea City||Swansea City win, 2-1|
|November 23||Hull City vs. Crystal Palace||Crystal Palace win, 1-0|
|November 23||Newcastle vs. Norwich City||Newcastle win, 2-1|
|November 23||Stoke City vs. Sunderland||Stoke City win, 2-0|
|November 23||West Ham vs. Chelsea||Chelsea win, 3-0|
|November 24||Manchester City vs. Tottenham||Manchester City win, 6-0|
|November 24||Cardiff City vs. Manchester United||Draw, 2-2|
|November 25||West Brom vs. Aston Villa||Draw, 2-2|
The weekend's action opened with arguably the game of the year so far, as Liverpool and Everton battled to a 3-3 draw.
It took just four minutes for Philippe Coutinho to give the visitors the lead in the Merseyside derby, as he poked home a Luis Suarez deflection off a corner. That lead wouldn't last long, however. Kevin Mirallas equalized in the eighth minute after a Leighton Baines free kick wasn't cleared and found its way to the Belgian on the back post.
But Suarez provided his own moment of magic in the 20th minute, curling an absolutely brilliant free kick around the wall and past a sprawling Tim Howard, who didn't see the shot until it was too late.
Liverpool would take a 2-1 lead into the second half before Romelu Lukaku took over, notching a brace in the second half that appeared it would give Everton all three points. But second-half substitute Daniel Sturridge ruined that, flicking on a late Steve Gerrard free kick that ensured each team earned a point.
It was a brilliant way to open the weekend's action.
Arsenal highlighted the next slate of games, knocking off in-form Southampton, 2-0, behind an Olivier Giroud brace and a truly shocking gaffe from keeper Artur Boruc.
Swansea City, Stoke City and Crystal Palace also won during Saturday morning's action. In Saturday afternoon's contest, Chelsea pulled themselves even with Liverpool on points behind only Arsenal with a 3-0 win over West Ham, led by Frank Lampard's brace and a strong showing from young superstar Oscar.
Sunday was highlighted by Manchester City's humiliation of Tottenham, 6-0, behind a Jesus Navas brace and goals from Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and a Sandro own-goal.
In Sunday's afternoon game, Cardiff City managed to earn a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in a crazy game that plenty of goals and Wayne Rooney notching the first score of the game not long after he should have been sent off for a straight red.
On Monday night, Aston Villa overcame a two-goal deficit at halftime to snatch a 2-2 draw at West Brom. It was a bit of a shame, really, after Shane Long's brilliant brace that gave his club an early lead after 11 minutes. Karim El Ahmadi and Ashley Westwood leveled the match in the space of nine minutes with 14 minutes to go, and that's how it finished.
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