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|
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
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
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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