EPL Table Week 31: Latest Updated Standings After Saturday's Matches

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2014

Hull City's Jake Livermore, centre, fights for the ball against Manchester City's Javier Garcia, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at the KC Stadium, Hull, England, Saturday March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Entering Week 31 of the English Premier League season, the one thing we can say with absolute certainly is that Chelsea will not relinquish the top spot in the standings. 

Everything behind the Blues is very much up for grabs, however. Liverpool and Arsenal have a chance to climb into the second spot, ahead of Manchester City, with strong showings Sunday against Manchester United and Tottenham, respectively. 

Whatever happens, both clubs have to find a way to win in order to keep pace with Manchester City and avoid giving Chelsea a huge cushion in the standings. 

Here is an updated look at the 2013-14 English Premier League standings and recaps of the latest matches as they happen. 

English Premier League Standings
2Manchester City2719354460
6Manchester United2814681548
10West Ham288713-431
11Aston Villa288713-731
13Hull City298615-730
16Crystal Palace288317-1927
17West Brom2841311-1125


Hull City vs. Manchester City

HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 15:  Vincent Kompany of Manchester City leaves the field after being shown a red card during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester City at the KC Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Hull, England. (Photo by Clin
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Manchester City kept the pressure on Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal with a 2-0 victory over Hull City Saturday at the KC Stadium. 

Man City didn't make things easy, with star centre-back Vincent Kompany getting a red card early in the first 10 minutes of the match after taking out Nikica Jelavic, who was on a breakaway trying to give Hull an early lead: 

RED CARD Vincent Kompany is sent off for a foul on Nikica Jelavic, who was breaking through on goal. Hull 0-0 Man City #HULMCI

— Premier League (@premierleague) March 15, 2014

The good news is that City didn't stumble without Kompany, thanks to stellar defense and goaltending. Hull could only manage 12 total shots (five on target). 

Even though Manchester City was limited to three shots on target, they counted. David Silva took an assist from Yaya Toure and unloaded a beautiful shot in the upper left-side corner of the goal for a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute. 

Things stayed that way until the 90th minute, when Silva assisted Edin Dzeko on a goal that put the match away. 

Manchester City's win was its second consecutive Premier League victory. Next up is a matchup with last-place Fulham March 22.