The English Premier League season continues to feature a great deal of surprises, and Matchday 15 provided a big shakeup in the table.
Manchester United and Chelsea dropped winnable matches and saw themselves slide down in the standings. Meanwhile, Manchester City and Southampton also missed out on points by finishing with a draw against each other.
This was just fine for a number of clubs that were able to take advantage with some key wins.
These results and more led to some major shifts throughout the league. Here is an updated look at the table as well as scores for the weekend.
|English Premier League Standings (as of Dec. 9)|
|15||West Bromwich Albion||15||3||6||6||-4||15|
|17||West Ham United||15||3||4||8||-6||13|
|English Premier League - Matchday 15 Fixtures|
|Dec. 7||Manchester United||0-1||Newcastle United|
|Dec. 7||Crystal Palace||2-0||Cardiff City|
|Dec. 7||Liverpool||4-1||West Ham United|
|Dec. 7||Southampton||1-1||Manchester City|
|Dec. 7||Stoke City||3-2||Chelsea|
|Dec. 7||West Bromwich Albion||0-2||Norwich City|
|Dec. 8||Fulham||2-0||Aston Villa|
|Dec. 9||Swansea City||1-1||Hull City|
|via ESPN FC|
A year after finishing first in the Premier League, Manchester United appear to be in a lot of trouble. The club looked lost offensively against Newcastle United and could not get onto the scoresheet for the second match in a row.
A Yohan Cabaye goal in the 61st minute was enough for Newcastle to earn the win and climb up to seventh place in the league table.
On the other hand, Manchester United have not won in four league matches, and David Moyes' job is far from secure going forward.
Chelsea also had a disappointing performance against Stoke City. After the two sides traded goals for the majority of the match, Oussama Assaidi scored the game winner in the 90th minute. This was the second match in a row that the Blues have allowed three goals, and defense is clearly a concern for this top club.
Manchester City continued their road woes as they were only able to earn a 1-1 draw against Southampton. The home squad controlled possession for most of the match and did a great job of limiting the team's many weapons.
City now have only two wins and two draws in eight matches away from Etihad Stadium. Considering the squad has won all seven at home, this is quite disappointing.
Sunday's big match lived up to expectations as Arsenal and Everton came to a 1-1 draw. After there was no scoring for 80 minutes, Mesut Ozil put Arsenal in front. However, Gerard Deulofeu answered with the equalizer four minutes later and the match finished tied.
On Monday, Swansea City and Hull City played to a 1-1 draw at Liberty Stadium as Chico's 60th minute equalizer helped the Swans salvage a point at home.
After a wild Matchday 15, it's clear that nothing is certain in a competitive league like the EPL.
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