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

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 16, 2016

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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
Tottenham Hotspur4-1Sunderland
Bournemouth3-0Norwich City
Manchester City4-0Crystal Palace
Newcastle United2-1West Ham United
Southampton3-0West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa1-1Leicester City
Sky Sports

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

Premier League Top Scorers
1Jamie VardyLeicester City15
2Romelu LukakuEverton15
3Riyad MahrezLeicester City13
4Odion IghaloWatford13
5Olivier GiroudArsenal12
6Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur12
7Sergio AgueroManchester City10
8Georginio WijnaldumNewcastle United9
9Jermain DefoeSunderland9
10Marko ArnautovicStoke City7

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

Premier League Standings: Week 22
PositionClubPlayedWonDrawnLostGoal DifferencePoints
1Leicester City2212821344
2Manchester City2213452243
4Tottenham Hotspur2210932039
5West Ham United22985835
6Manchester United21975734
7Stoke City21957232
8Crystal Palace22949-131
13West Bromwich Albion22769-827
16Norwich City226511-1423
17Newcastle United225611-1521
18Swansea City214710-1119
20Aston Villa222614-2012

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.

Kane has his swagger back following his recent scoring run.
Kane has his swagger back following his recent scoring run.Tim Ireland/Associated Press

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:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Sergio Aguero has now scored 66 of his 87 Premier League goals for Man City in the bottom corner. Natural finisher. https://t.co/KsAy7jl50k

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:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

25 - Sergio Aguero has now scored against 25 of the 28 different opponents that he's faced in the Premier League. Ratio.

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:

Manchester City @ManCity

That was liquid football! Sergio to Yaya, Yaya to KDB and KDB across to Sergio for the finish. A peach! City 3-0 Palace #cityvpalace #mcfc

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. Β Β