EPL Table: 2016 Top Scorers, Standings After Post-Week 25 Premier League Scores

Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2016

Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, speaks to Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea after  the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Diego Costa scored his ninth goal of the season in the Premier League, as he saved Chelsea against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Spain international scored in the first minute of injury time at the end of the match to earn a 1-1 draw. 

Arsenal climbed back to third in the league on Sunday, defeating Bournemouth 2-0 on their travels to the south coast.

Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed the victory for the Gunners in a comfortable win, taking advantage of Manchester City's defeat against Leicester City on Saturday. 

Here's a full look at the results and latest standings from the Premier League, including the division's top scorers after Sunday's action:

Premier League Results
DateTime (GMT/ET)FixtureScore
Saturday, Feb. 612:45 p.m./7:45 a.m.Manchester City vs. Leicester City1-3
Saturday, Feb. 63 p.m./10 a.m.Aston Villa vs. Norwich City2-0
Saturday, Feb. 63 p.m./10 a.m.Liverpool vs. Sunderland2-2
Saturday, Feb. 63 p.m./10 a.m.Newcastle United vs. West Bromwich Albion1-0
Saturday, Feb. 63 p.m./10 a.m.Stoke City vs. Everton0-3
Saturday, Feb. 63 p.m./10 a.m.Swansea City vs. Crystal Palace1-1
Saturday, Feb. 63 p.m./10 a.m.Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford1-0
Saturday, Feb. 65:30 p.m./12 a.m.Southampton vs. West Ham United1-0
Sunday, Feb. 71:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.Bournemouth vs. Arsenal0-2
Sunday, Feb. 74 p.m./11 a.m.Chelsea vs. Manchester United1-1
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Premier League Standings
PosClubPWDLGDPoints
1Leicester City2515822053
2Tottenham Hotspur2513932648
3Arsenal2514651748
4Manchester City2514562147
5Manchester United2511861041
6West Ham United251096939
7Southampton251078937
8Everton2581161235
9Liverpool25988-435
10Watford259610033
11Stoke City259610-733
12Crystal Palace259511-432
13Chelsea25799-230
14West Bromwich Albion257810-929
15Bournemouth257711-1228
16Swansea City256910-927
17Newcastle United256613-1824
18Norwich City256514-2023
19Sunderland255515-1920
20Aston Villa253715-2016
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Premier League Top Scorers
PositionPlayerClubTotal
1Jamie VardyLeicester City18
2Romelu LukakuEverton16
3Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur15
4Riyad MahrezLeicester City14
5Odion IghaloWatford14
6Sergio AgueroManchester City14
7Olivier GiroudArsenal12
8Jermain DefoeSunderland10
9Georginio WijnaldumNewcastle United9
10Diego CostaChelsea9
WhoScored.com

 

Olivier Giroud, 12 Goals

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07:  Adam Smith of Bournemouth is challenged by Olivier Giroud of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Bournemouth, England.
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Arsenal and Olivier Giroud kept up their title challenge on Sunday, as the Gunners overcame Bournemouth.

The Frenchman once again led the line for his team, and Arsenal gave a professional performance in front of their travelling contingent.

Giroud created the opener for Ozil, nodding the ball across the area from a set piece for the mercurial German to score.

Bournemouth tried valiantly to get back into the game, but Oxlade-Chamberlain struck just a minute after Ozil's goal, giving manager Arsene Wenger's team a two-goal advantage after 24 minutes.

Arsenal played within their capabilities in the second half, but Giroud's power and poise up front kept the hosts on the back foot. 

The Gunners now reside five points from the summit, as Leicester's stunning form continues without faltering.

 

Diego Costa, 9 Goals

Frank Augstein/Associated Press

Costa produced a great escape for Chelsea in their 1-1 game with United, as the visitors dominated large parts of the game.

The Brazil-born striker awkwardly rounded David De Gea in the 91st minute of the contest and slotted away his effort with calmness and ease. 

Costa was Chelsea's primary threat throughout, but the reigning champions were second-best to the Red Devils in both halves.

However, the hosts pushed forward in the final moments of the encounter, and United buckled when it appeared they would creep over the finish line.

Journalist Kristian Sturt highlighted Costa after his strike on Sunday:

Chelsea still look a million miles from their performance value of last season, but there are signs of improvement.

Costa looks motivated in the striker's role, but the service was average at best to him against United.

If the Blues can find a way of activating his talents at the end of the campaign, a top-six finish is not beyond the champions after six months of failure.