Premier League Table 2013-14 Week 16: Updated Standings Following Matchday 15

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  A dejected David Moyes the Manchester United manager walks off the pitch following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 7, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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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)
4Manchester City159242629
7Newcastle United15825-126
9Manchester United15645322
10Swansea City15546119
11Aston Villa15546-219
12Hull City15537-618
13Stoke City15456-517
14Norwich City15528-1417
15West Bromwich Albion15366-415
16Cardiff City15357-1114
17West Ham United15348-613
19Crystal Palace154110-1213
English Premier League - Matchday 15 Fixtures
Dec. 7Manchester United0-1Newcastle United
Dec. 7Crystal Palace2-0Cardiff City
Dec. 7Liverpool4-1West Ham United
Dec. 7Southampton1-1Manchester City
Dec. 7Stoke City3-2Chelsea
Dec. 7West Bromwich Albion0-2Norwich City
Dec. 7Sunderland1-2Tottenham
Dec. 8Fulham2-0Aston Villa
Dec. 8Arsenal1-1Everton
Dec. 9Swansea City1-1Hull City

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.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  Oussama Assaidi of Stoke celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo
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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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