Premier League Week 19 Table: Full Breakdown of Latest Standings

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Premier League Week 19 Table: Full Breakdown of Latest Standings
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There's only one weekend of Premier League action left before we head to another rumor-filled January transfer window.

Boxing Day featured some thrilling football that led to a lot of movement on the league table, along with some EPL history, the return of key players on contenders and more.

Here's a complete look at the updated standings followed by analysis of the day's biggest matches.

Thursday's Premier League Results
Home Score Away
Hull City 2 - 3 Manchester United
Aston Villa 0 - 1 Crystal Palace
Cardiff City 0 - 3 Southampton
Newcastle 5 - 1 Stoke City
Tottenham 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 0 - 1 Sunderland
Norwich City 1 - 2 Fulham
Chelsea 1 - 0 Swansea City
West Ham 1 - 3 Arsenal
Manchester City 2 - 1 Liverpool

Premier League Week 19 Table
Rank Club P W D L PTS
1 Arsenal 18 12 3 3 39
2 Manchester City 18 12 2 4 38
3 Chelsea 18 11 4 3 37
4 Liverpool 18 11 3 4 36
5 Everton 18 9 7 2 34
6 Newcastle United 18 10 3 5 33
7 Manchester United 18 9 4 5 31
7 Tottenham Hotspur 18 9 4 5 31
9 Southampton 18 7 6 5 27
10 Stoke City 18 5 6 7 21
11 Swansea City 18 5 5 8 20
11 Hull City 18 5 5 8 20
13 Aston Villa 18 5 4 9 19
13 Norwich City 18 5 4 9 19
15 West Bromwich Albion 18 3 8 7 17
15 Cardiff City 18 4 5 9 17
17 Crystal Palace 18 5 1 12 16
17 Fulham 18 5 1 12 16
19 West Ham United 18 3 5 10 14
20 Sunderland 18 3 4 11 13

Arsenal Stays on Top of Table

Question marks swirled Arsene Wenger's club as it prepared for Thursday's match against West Ham. Arsenal hadn't won in three EPL contests and wanted a victory to ensure a first-place standing atop the table after entering play in a tie with Liverpool.

The Gunners fell behind early on Thursday, but the duo of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski led Arsenal to a 3-1 win over West Ham, which fell into the relegation zone.

Carlton Cole gave West Ham a 1-0 lead early in the second half after capitalizing on a botched play from keeper Wojciech Szczesny near the net. But Walcott quickly erased his side's deficit by scoring two quick goals the 68th and 71st minutes.

With 11 minutes to play, Podolski capped it off with another score in his first match back from a hamstring injury that kept him out since August.

Arsenal will wrap up the first half of the season on Sunday at Newcastle United, while West Ham will face West Brom as it tries to get out of the bottom three.

Rooney Makes History in Man U Comeback

Just 13 minutes into Thursday's contest, Manchester United was staring at a two-goal deficit against Hull City. But the Red Devils regrouped for a 3-2 comeback victory as Wayne Rooney added his name to the EPL record books.

Former Man U trainee James Chester played a central role in the outcome of the match, as he put Hull up early in the fourth minute with a close-range goal on a corner kick. Less than 10 minutes later, David Meyler extended Hull's lead to 2-0.

But Manchester United got into the scoring on a header from Chris Smalling in the 19th minute, a goal set up by a great cross from Rooney. Rooney made history when he scored the equalizer in the 26th minute, joining Thierry Henry (Arsenal) as the only players in league history to score 150 goals with the same team.

Rooney's side would take a 3-2 lead in the 66th minute on an own goal from Chester, one that proved to be the game-winner. The victory keeps Man U eight points off the pace of first-place Arsenal heading into Saturday's match against Norwich City.

Man City Jumps into Second Place

Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up Thursday's action with a heated matchup that featured four bookings and more drama in the final stages. In the end, Man City held up against Luis Suarez and Liverpool to claim a 2-1 victory.

The Reds took a 1-0 lead with Philippe Coutinho's goal in the 24th minute, but Vincent Kompany answered with a header seven minutes later on the other end of the pitch. Man City went up for good in stoppage time of the first half on a fast-break goal by Alvaro Negredo. Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet got a hand on the ball but couldn't stop it from rolling through for a goal.

Liverpool failed to keep up with first-place Arsenal and is now three points behind the leaders, while Manchester City is just one point off the pace.

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