With the last games of 2013 being played, there have been some changes towards the top end of the table, and some crucial interventions from some players has given their side victory. Here are five heroes from the last round of games in 2013.
Right place, right time as Giroud’s winner midway through the second half gave Arsenal a massive win against Newcastle United at St James' Park to put them on top of the table at the halfway stage of the season.
Having been brought on as a substitute against Norwich City, the in-form Welbeck proved to be the difference as his goal made it four wins on the bounce for Manchester United.
Lukaku was going through a bit of a dry spell in front of goal for Everton but has found the net at a pivotal time to put the Blues’ noses in front against Southampton, and ultimately fire them into the top four at the halfway stage.
You probably wouldn’t have thought that it would be the odd goal that would decide the outcome between Manchester City and Crystal Palace, but it did and Dzeko was the man to get it as he kept up City’s pursuit at the top of the table and kept their 100% home record intact.
A big slice of luck, but Colback deserves the credit in having a speculative shot and taking a chance which came up trumps for Sunderland as they salvaged a point against Cardiff City – who knows how crucial that will be for the Mackems come the end of the season?
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