Week 18 of the Barclays Premier League season is almost wrapped up, and the latest tables shuffled around a bit after Sunday's matches.
Of course, the biggest match of the week will take place on Monday, as Arsenal and Chelsea go head-to-head. Both teams are near the top of the table, and they will be fighting for the rest of the season along with Liverpool and others for the top spot in the standings.
Below is a look at the updated table after Sunday's games, followed by a recap of the two exciting matches:
Results from Dec. 22
|16||West Bromwich Albion||17||3||7||7||16|
|17||West Ham United||17||3||5||9||14|
Updated After Matches From Dec. 22
Southampton 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
It's been a wild week for Tottenham Hotspur. After the team fired manager Andre Villas-Boas and lost 5-0 to Liverpool, it's safe to say that they really needed a win.
Southampton drew first blood in the match thanks to a goal in the 13th minute from Adam Lallana, but the lead didn't last. Just 12 minutes later, Emmanuel Adebayor came up with a very nice goal on a terrific volley.
An unfortunate own goal from Jos Hooiveld put the Spurs up 2-1 in the second half, but Rickie Lambert came up with the equalizer just five minutes later. It was Adebayor who came up big again just five minutes later, as he scored with his second goal of the game to give the Spurs the win.
This was the first win for interim manager Tim Sherwood, and it was a big one, as the Spurs move to No. 7 on the latest table. For Southampton, they stay put in ninth, as they will be trying to find a way to move up the table over the next few weeks.
Swansea City 1-2 Everton
There wasn't a lot of action in the first half of this game, but things started to heat up after half-time.
Seamus Coleman got things going for Everton with a strong strike in the 66th minute to give them the late lead. However, an own goal from Bryan Oviedo off of a missed shot from Dwight Tiendalli tied things up shortly after.
But this was still Everton's game to win. Ross Barkley landed a shot just under the crossbar in the 84th minute, and it gave them a huge win.
The victor for Everton moves them into fourth place for now, putting them just two points away from Liverpool at the top spot. For Swansea, they are currently at No. 11 and looking to move out of the middle of the pack.