EPL Results Week 22: How Saturday's Action Affected Premier League Table

Shehan PeirisCorrespondent IIIJanuary 18, 2014

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring against Cardiff City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Jan 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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As we get into the home stretch of the Premier League season, each game gets more and more important. Here are some of the key results from Saturday's action, along with how the EPL table stands.

Week 22 Results - Saturday's Action
Home TeamScoreAway Team
Sunderland2-2Southampton
Arsenal2-0Fulham
Crystal Palace1-0Stoke City
Manchester City4-2Cardiff City
Norwich City1-0Hull City
West Ham United1-3Newcastle United
Liverpool2-2Aston Villa
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League Table
PosTeamGPWDLGFGAGDPTS
1Arsenal22163343192451
2Manchester City22162463253850
3Chelsea21144340192146
4Liverpool22134553282543
5Everton21118234191541
6Tottenham Hotspur2112452625140
7Manchester United21114635241137
8Newcastle United2211383228436
9Southampton228772925431
10Aston Villa2266102229-724
11Hull City2265112228-623
12Norwich City2265111835-1723
13Stoke City2257102236-1422
14Swansea City2156102630-421
15West Bromwich Albion214982328-521
16Crystal Palace2262141431-1720
17Fulham2261152248-2619
18West Ham United2246122233-1118
19Sunderland2246122136-1518
20Cardiff City2246121738-2118
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Newcastle 3, West Ham 1

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The Magpies’ convincing victory over West Ham ended a four-match losing streak, but more importantly, it keeps them in the conversation for the European race.

Yohan Cabaye netted a brace, while Loic Remy added to his season tally, and Newcastle gained a little separation from Southampton, who sit directly below them in the table.

 

Arsenal 2, Fulham 0

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With their 2-0 victory, the Gunners ensure that they will remain atop the table for another week. With the way Manchester City are playing, Arsenal may not hold onto first place for much longer, but they hold pole position for at least one more week.

Arsene Wenger’s side struggled to generate many scoring chances in the first half, but Santiago Cazorla broke the deadlock midway through the second half.

Cazorla then finished the job just five minutes later to give the Gunners a victory that was closer than the final score suggests.

 

Crystal Palace 1, Stoke City 0

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at Selhurst Park on January 18, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Ro
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Crystal Palace’s 1-0 win over Stoke City may not have huge repercussions at the top of the table, but it was of enormous importance to Palace.

Jason Puncheon's goal lifted his team out of last place and out of the relegation zone completely. There is still plenty of time to fall back into the bottom three, but Palace are all smiles this week.

 

Manchester City 4, Cardiff City 2

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City is closed down by Jordon Mutch (L) and Magnus Eikrem (R) of Cardiff during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium on January 18, 201
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Manchester City are still in second place, but their performance against Cardiff City was dominant, and they look poised to take the top spot any week now.

The Citizens are the hottest team in the EPL, winning their last six matches behind an offensive juggernaut.

Four players found the back of the net for Man City, and the attack is firing on all cylinders at the moment.

City still needs to wait for the Gunners to stumble to ascend to first place, but the win keeps them right on Arsenal’s tail.