EPL Table: 2016 Standings After Saturday's Week 22 Results and Top Scorers

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EPL Table: 2016 Standings After Saturday's Week 22 Results and Top Scorers
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Sergio Aguero bagged a brace to help Manchester City demolish Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. City actually temporarily went top of the Premier League on goal difference, before a Leicester City draw sent the Foxes a point clear.

Aguero also made his move in the division's scoring charts, reaching double figures for the season.

Harry Kane added to his tally to move a step closer to the leading goalscorers in the Premier League. The prolific frontman helped Tottenham Hotspur thrash Sunderland at White Hart Lane, a result that cements Spurs' place in the top four.

Elsewhere, Georginio Wijnaldum scored again for a suddenly resurgent Newcastle United. The Dutchman is one of the under-the-radar stars of this Premier League season.

Here are the full results from Saturday's fixtures:

Premier League Week 22 Results: Saturday Scores
Home Score Away
Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Sunderland
Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich City
Chelsea 3-3 Everton
Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace
Newcastle United 2-1 West Ham United
Southampton 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

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Here's how those results affected the top-scorers table:

 

Premier League Top Scorers
Poisition Player Club Goals
1 Jamie Vardy Leicester City 15
2 Romelu Lukaku Everton 15
3 Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 13
4 Odion Ighalo Watford 13
5 Olivier Giroud Arsenal 12
6 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 12
7 Sergio Aguero Manchester City 10
8 Georginio Wijnaldum Newcastle United 9
9 Jermain Defoe Sunderland 9
10 Marko Arnautovic Stoke City 7

WhoScored.com

Here's how the standings look after Saturday's results:

Premier League Standings: Week 22
Position Club Played Won Drawn Lost Goal Difference Points
1 Leicester City 22 12 8 2 13 44
2 Manchester City 22 13 4 5 22 43
3 Arsenal 21 13 4 4 16 43
4 Tottenham Hotspur 22 10 9 3 20 39
5 West Ham United 22 9 8 5 8 35
6 Manchester United 21 9 7 5 7 34
7 Stoke City 21 9 5 7 2 32
8 Crystal Palace 22 9 4 9 -1 31
9 Liverpool 21 8 7 6 -2 31
10 Southampton 22 8 6 8 7 30
11 Everton 22 6 11 5 7 29
12 Watford 21 8 5 8 1 29
13 West Bromwich Albion 22 7 6 9 -8 27
14 Chelsea 22 6 7 9 -3 25
15 Bournemouth 22 6 6 10 -11 24
16 Norwich City 22 6 5 11 -14 23
17 Newcastle United 22 5 6 11 -15 21
18 Swansea City 21 4 7 10 -11 19
19 Sunderland 22 5 3 14 -18 18
20 Aston Villa 22 2 6 14 -20 12

PremierLeague.com

 

Harry Kane, 12 Goals

Kane struck from the spot to complete a fine day's work for Spurs. The north London club dominated Sunderland from start to finish, with Kane very effective as a focal point up front.

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Kane has his swagger back following his recent scoring run.

He linked well with attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who bagged a brace. Kane's movement was sharp throughout, a sign of his growing confidence this season.

With a striker in this sort of form, Spurs and their hard-working and skilled midfield should consider finishing fourth a very realistic target.

 

Sergio Aguero, 10 Goals

Aguero continued his remarkable run of demolishing Premier League defences since he joined City in 2011. He needed a deflection off the head of Palace defender Scott Dann to ensure his curled effort found the net in the first half.

Despite the deflection, Aguero's effort confirmed his reputation as one of the deadliest finishers in the game, according to Squawka:

The goal also maintained Aguero's prolific form against a host of teams in England's top flight over the years, as noted by OptaJoe:

Aguero's second came after a fine passage of stylish, combination passing from the home side. City's official Twitter account described and applauded the attractive move:

Aguero's ability to bag the goals will be the decisive factor in City's bid for this season's title. He's a free-scoring talisman who can turn any match the Citizens' way.

City may have been denied top spot, but with their key players back on form they still look like the team to beat in this title race.   

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