EPL Table: 2016 Top Scorers, Standings After Post-Week 27 Premier League ScoresFebruary 28, 2016
The Premier League's top scorers failed to do any damage on Sunday, but youngster Marcus Rashford continued his Cinderella story, scoring twice in Manchester United's 3-2 win over Arsenal.
Danny Welbeck also found the target in the loss, as the former Red Devil appears to be finding his best form after a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Swansea City 2-1, thanks to goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose, reducing the gap to Premier League leaders Leicester City to just two points in the process. The Foxes' Jamie Vardy remains the league's top scorer.
Here's a look at Week 27's full results:
|Premier League Results: Week 27|
|Tottenham Hotspur||2-1||Swansea City|
|West Ham United||1-0||Sunderland|
|Stoke City||2-1||Aston Villa|
|Leicester City||1-0||Norwich City|
|West Bromwich Albion||3-2||Crystal Palace|
The current Premier League standings:
|Premier League Standings|
|6||West Ham United||27||11||10||6||41||31||10||43|
|13||West Bromwich Albion||27||9||8||10||27||34||-7||35|
The league's top scorers:
|Premier League Top Scorers|
|4||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||14|
|10||Marko Arnautovic||Stoke City||9|
Just a few days after his fantastic debut in the UEFA Europa League, Rashford made another big impression on the United faithful, bagging a brace to lead his team past Arsenal.
United fielded a number of youngsters, as injuries once again took their toll on the team, and Guillermo Varela and Timothy Fosu-Mensah in particular deserve special praise. But it was Rashford who once again took the headlines, a most unlikely hero most casual fans had barely even heard of a week ago.
Former England international Gary Lineker was as shocked as everyone:
Ander Herrera scored United's third goal, while Welbeck and Mesut Ozil found the net for the visitors.
The loss is a major blow for the Gunners, who suddenly find themselves five points behind Leicester City and three behind rivals Tottenham in the standings. The inability to beat a severely weakened Red Devils squad isn't a good look for a title candidate.
Former professional football player Stuart Holden felt for their fans:
While fans and pundits shouldn't overreact to this loss―there are still 11 matches left to play―the Gunners will have to turn the ship around in a hurry. Momentum can play a major role in the title race, and after a midweek loss to Barcelona and a disappointing showing on Sunday, Arsenal have none.
Tottenham are still very much alive in the title race, beating Swansea City despite receiving limited contributions from top scorer Harry Kane. Instead, Chadli and Rose canceled out Alberto Paloschi's opener, scoring the equaliser and winner in a seven-minute stretch of the second half.
For Paloschi, it was his first Premier League goal, and the Italian made a solid impression throughout the match. The Daily Telegraph's Adam Hurrey couldn't help himself:
Spurs completed a comeback to move within two points of Leicester City, however, once again showing their maturity. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has his team playing smart, efficient football, but more importantly, Spurs are finding ways to battle out of tricky situations seemingly every other week.
Per the club's official Twitter account, midfielder Christian Eriksen knows the standings are incredibly close right now:
Spurs will visit West Ham United in Week 28, and with the Hammers still battling for Europa League qualification, they won't make life easy on their London rivals. Arsenal will host Swansea City, while United welcome Watford.