Barclays Premier League Table Week 11: Updated Standings After Saturday's Action

Alex Espinoza@AlexEspinozaIVCorrespondent IIINovember 9, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring the third goal with his team-mate Daniel Sturridge during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on November 9, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Heading into Sunday's marquee matchup between first-place Arsenal and Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton wanted to keep the pressure on the Gunners with wins on Saturday. It turns out both teams were able to add three points to their respective totals with big victories.

Second-place Liverpool is now just two points behind Arsenal in the table following its 4-0 win vs. Fulham, while third-place Southampton kept pace with its 4-1 victory over Hull City. One other notable takeaway from Saturday's action is the success of home teams, with the clubs securing four victories and two ties.

Let's take a look at the updated league table with some reaction from Saturday's most notable contests.

EPL Week 11 Results
Aston Villa2-0Cardiff
Chelsea2-2West Brom
Southampton4-1Hull City
Crystal Palace0-0Everton
Norwich3-1West Ham
Updated EPL Table
7Manchester City1061319
8Manchester United1052317
9West Brom1135314
10Aston Villa1142514
12Hull City1142514
13Cardiff City1133512
14Swansea City1032511
15Norwich City1132611
16West Ham1124510
18Stoke City102359
20Crystal Palace111194

Liverpool Flexes Offensive Power in Rout of Fulham

Need an indication of how lopsided this 4-0 victory was for the Reds? Just take a look at the shots taken. Liverpool held a 32-4 advantage against an overmatched Fulham squad.

Once again, Luis Suarez led the uptempo Liverpool attack with two goals, giving him eight in just six games so far this season. Liverpool's Twitter account shared this photo of Suarez celebrating his second goal, which came about 10 minutes into the second half and gave the Reds a commanding 4-0 lead:

Suarez is now tied with teammate Daniel Sturridge and Man City's Sergio Aguero as the EPL's leading goal scorer, a feat all the more impressive considering the Uruguayan star missed the first five contests of the year.

Liverpool's attack is rounding into form and looking like one of the top in the league, while Fulham is reeling and just one point away from the relegation zone.

Southampton Stays Hot Against Hull City

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Hull City at St Mary's Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Don't look now, but Southampton is jockeying for position near the top of the EPL table against the big boys.

Few would have pegged Southampton to be the league's No. 3 team, but that's where you can find the team after its 4-1 rout of Hull City on Saturday. Once again, Southampton's defense proved tough to crack, as the goal allowed marked just fifth in 11 games so far this year.

Following the win, Southampton's Twitter account shared video reaction from manager Mauricio Pochettino:

Southampton carried a 3-0 lead into the locker room at intermission, getting a goal each from Morgan Schneiderlin (16'), Rickie Lambert (30') and Adam Lallana (37') before Steven Davis capped it off with another goal near the end of the contest.

Lallana's goal was certainly the top score of the game, as he weaved through a bevy of Hull City defenders before pushing it to the far post:

The Saints are now undefeated in their past six EPL contests and look like a legit contender for the league crown.


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