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EPL Table Week 13: Updated Standings Following Weekend Action

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Sandro (#30) of Tottenham Hotspur puts the ball into his own net after a shot by Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2013

No Premier League squad has any room to breathe on top of a crowded table. 

This week's slate did little to clear up a complicated picture, as the first nine clubs are separated by a mere eight points. First-place Arsenal bumped ahead to a four-point lead after topping Southampton, but everyone else just bunched up closer on the leaderboard.

Liverpool fought Everton to a draw, while Manchester United gained a consolation point against Cardiff City. There are plenty of changes to note after an exciting batch of EPL matches is in the books.

Here's how the table is now shaking up due to the weekend's biggest results.

Week 13 Premier League Table
Pos.ClubGPWDLGDPTS
1Arsenal129121428
2Liverpool127321124
3Chelsea127321124
4Manchester City127142222
5Southampton12642822
6Manchester United11633521
7Everton12561421
8Newcastle12624020
9Tottenham12624-320
10Swansea City12435115
11West Brom11353014
12Aston Villa11425-114
13Hull City12426-614
14Stoke City12345-213
15Cardiff City11345-613
16Norwich City12327-1311
17West Ham12246-510
18Fulham12318-1010
19Crystal Palace12219-147
20Sunderland12219-167
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Arsenal 2, Southampton 0

Oliver Giroud notched both goals in Arsenal's victory, preserving their step ahead of the EPL competition.

Overall, the squads played a relatively even match. Southampton controlled possession for 51 percent of the match and matched the Gunners with four shots on goal. Yet the scoresheet spun a different tale in Southampton's second loss of the season.

Giroud broke the stalemate during the 22nd minute when goalkeeper Artur Boruc got his feet tangled during the possession. Later in the match, Jose Fonte got a little handsy and was called for a penalty kick after tugging Per Mertesacker's jersey.

Southampton, who has scored just 15 goals this season, will now enter the week in fifth place.

 

Everton 3, Liverpool 3

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool 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 L
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Everton stood minutes away from gaining a massive victory over Liverpool, but Daniel Sturridge swooped in to save the day for the Reds.

The striker did not start for Liverpool due to a dead leg, but he came in late to provide an offensive spark off the bench. Down 3-2, he salvaged a point for his club with a goal during the 89th minute.

While Everton can't feel great about coughing up two points at that last moment, Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku both performed phenomenally throughout the tilt. Mirallas scored the match's opening goal during the eighth minute and contributed to Lukaku's two ensuing goals.

Liverpool is now tied with Chelsea for second with 24 points after losing ground on their rivals. Everton is holding steady at seventh, just one point away from fourth.

 

Manchester City 6, Tottenham 0

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City celebrates his team's fifth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (
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In 11 previous matches, Totthenham had allowed six combined goals. Manchester City alone posted six scores on Sunday.

Against a usually stout defense, Manchester City announced their presence with a quick strike during the opening minute. It only got worse from there for Tottenham, as the score enhanced to 5-0 by the 55th minute.

Sergio Aguero and Jesus Navas each offered a pair of goals during the slaughter, which propelled City into fourth place. Although four teams reside ahead of them, no squad has scored more goals (34) while boasting a higher point differential (22). 

Tottenham has now lost their last two matches and fallen into ninth place with 20 points and a minus-three goal differential.

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