Premier League Table 2013 Week 13: Updated Standings Following Matchday 12

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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
4Manchester City127142222
6Manchester United12633521
10Swansea City12335015
11West Brom11363015
12Aston Villa11435-115
13Hull City12426-614
14Stoke City12345-213
15Cardiff City12345-613
16Norwich City12327-1311
17West Ham12246-510
19Crystal Palace12219-147



Matchday 12 Results
November 23Everton vs. LiverpoolDraw, 3-3
November 23Arsenal vs. SouthamptonArsenal win, 2-0
November 23Fulham vs. Swansea CitySwansea City win, 2-1
November 23Hull City vs. Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace win, 1-0
November 23Newcastle vs. Norwich CityNewcastle win, 2-1
November 23Stoke City vs. SunderlandStoke City win, 2-0
November 23West Ham vs. ChelseaChelsea win, 3-0
November 24Manchester City vs. TottenhamManchester City win, 6-0
November 24Cardiff City vs. Manchester UnitedDraw, 2-2
November 25West Brom vs. Aston VillaDraw, 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, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Lives
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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.

Bleacher Report

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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