Premier League Table: 2016 Standings, Week 7 Fixtures After Week 6 Results

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistSeptember 26, 2016

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Michael Keane of Burnley (L) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with team George Boyd of Burnley (R) during the Premier League match between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor on September 26, 2016 in Burnley, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Burnley lifted themselves to 13th place in the Premier League table with an excellent 2-0 win over in-form Watford at Turf Moor on Monday to complete the action in Week 6.

Jeff Hendrick headed home the opener for Sean Dyche's side in the 38th minute as Watford failed to organise themselves properly defending a corner.

The Hornets were guilty of allowing too much space again at a set piece when Michael Keane put Burnley 2-0 up after Watford failed to clear another corner five minutes after the break.

On both occasions, summer signing Steven Defour provided excellent delivery, per Squawka: 

Read on for a look at the full results in Week 6 of the 2016-17 Premier League season, complete with a breakdown of the latest standings, a look toward Week 7 and the biggest fixtures on the schedule.

2016-17 Premier League: Week 6 Results
Manchester United vs. Leicester City4-1
Bournemouth vs. Everton1-0
Liverpool vs. Hull City5-1
Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham Hotspur1-2
Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion1-1
Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace2-3
Swansea City vs. Manchester City1-3
Arsenal vs. Chelsea3-0
West Ham United vs. Southampton0-3
Burnley vs. Watford2-0
BBC Sport
2016-17 Premier League Standings
1Manchester City66001851318
2Tottenham Hotspur6420103714
6Manchester United6402127512
7Crystal Palace6312107310
10West Bromwich Albion62227618
12Leicester City6213811-37
14Hull City6213712-57
17Swansea City6114510-54
18West Ham United6105716-93
19Stoke City6024415-112
Sky Sports
2016-17 Premier League: Week 7 Fixtures
DateTime (BST/ET)Fixture
Sept. 308 p.m./3 p.m.Everton vs. Crystal Palace
Oct. 112:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.Swansea City vs. Liverpool
Oct. 13 p.m./10 a.m.Hull City vs. Chelsea
Oct. 13 p.m./10 a.m.Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
Oct. 13 p.m./10 a.m.Watford vs. Bournemouth
Oct. 13 p.m./10 a.m.West Ham United vs. Middlesbrough
Oct. 2midday/7 a.m.Manchester United vs. Stoke City
Oct. 22:15 p.m./9:15 a.m.Leicester City vs. Southampton
Oct. 22:15 p.m./9:15 a.m.Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
Oct. 24:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.Burnley vs. Arsenal
BBC Sport


City Looking to Preserve Perfect Start

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were made to work for their 3-1 victory over Swansea City in Week 6, but a couple of moments of quality from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling saw them to their sixth win in six Premier League matches in 2016-17.

Next up in Week 7, the Sky Blues face Tottenham Hotspur, the only other club yet to lose a Premier League game so far this season.

If Spurs win at White Hart Lane, they will move just one point behind table-topping City, but a victory for the Manchester outfit would see them move at least five points clear at the summit come the end of the weekend.

A Bleacher Report panel discussed after City's Swansea win the possibility that they could go the whole 2016-17 Premier League season unbeaten:

Mauricio Pochettino's side will be very tough for City to beat—the north London outfit have conceded just three goals in the league so far this term—and the Sky Blues will likely be without key man Kevin De Bruyne after he picked up a hamstring injury, per ESPN FC's Ben Dinnery:

While the prospect of City losing seems unlikely given the quality Guardiola's side have shown so far in 2016-17, Spurs have more than enough to frustrate them in front of goal.

City could well then drop their first points of the term in north London, with a draw keeping both sides' unbeaten records intact.


United Can Build on Drubbing of Champions Against Stoke 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United makes his way to the tunnel after the final whistle  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 24, 2016 in Man
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Manchester United finally found some form on Saturday as they returned to Old Trafford after three matches on the road and crushed defending Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1.

Captain Wayne Rooney was dropped to the bench, and Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera all enjoyed excellent performances against the Foxes.

Also notable was summer signing Paul Pogba's man-of-the-match performance, which included his first goal for the club and some delightful touches from the world's most expensive player, per Sky Sports Statto:

United are at home again in their next Premier League game and face Stoke City, who are still yet to record a top-flight win in 2016-17 but arrested a slump of four defeats on the bounce by claiming a point against West Bromwich Albion.

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho will surely opt to play a similar side against the Potters as he did against Leicester—barring injuries, it would be no surprise if he deployed the same starting XI.

Stoke are in much worse shape than Leicester, so United will be expected to pick up another three points.

And given their performance against the Foxes, the Red Devils will be hugely boosted. The combination of home advantage and superior form should see United to another victory as they aim to close down on City at the top of the table.


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