Premier League Results: 2018 EPL Week 26 Scores, Table and Top Sunday Scorers

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistFebruary 4, 2018

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur stole the show in Week 26 of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

Harry Kane missed a penalty but converted a second spot-kick to earn his side a point and keep his lead over Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. The Liverpool man had momentarily tied things up with a brace, but the England international's response came just a few minutes later.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw. Here's what that means for the standings:

Premier League Table (Goal Difference)

1. Manchester City 69 (55)

2. Manchester United 56 (33)

3. Liverpool 51 (28)

4. Chelsea 50 (26)

5. Tottenham Hotspur 49 (27)

6. Arsenal 45 (16)

7. Burnley 36 (-2)

8. Leicester City 35 (3)

9. Bournemouth 31 (-7)

10. Everton 31 (-16)

11. Watford 27 (-11)

12. West Ham United 27 (-14)

13. Brighton & Hove Albion 27 (-14)

14. Crystal Palace 27 (-15)

15. Southampton 26 (-10)

16. Newcastle United 25 (-12)

17. Swansea City 24 (-18)

18. Stoke City 24 (-26)

19. Huddersfield Town 24 (-27)

20. West Bromwich Albion 20 (-16)

   

Kane leads the top scorer's race with 22 goals, just one more than Salah. The Manchester City duo of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are third and fourth, respectively, with 17 and 14 goals. For the full list, visit WhoScored.com.

              

Recap

Sunday's late match was another Premier League classic, prompting plenty of tweets such as this one from Fox Soccer's Warren Barton:

Salah opened the scoring in the third minute after a defensive lapse, and the first half played out without too many other incidents. Spurs improved after the break and started to press for an equaliser, but it wasn't until late in the contest when the drama began.

First, Victor Wanyama scored an 80th-minute screamer, a first-time strike that hit the net so hard it bounced straight back out. Seven minutes later, Spurs were handed a controversial penalty after a foul by Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius on Kane, although there were hints of offside surrounding the decision.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) greets Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on Febru
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Kane fired straight at Karius, and when Salah bagged his second goal in the first minute of injury time, Sunday's marquee match appeared over.

There was more controversy to come, thugh as Virgil van Dijk kicked Erik Lamela in the leg to give away a second penalty in the 95th minute. This one appeared a little clearer, but Anfield was still furious―especially because the decision was made by the assistant referee. Nonetheless, Kane stepped up again, and this time he scored.

The Guardian's Sachin Nakrani thought it was a fair result based on how the match played out:

Elsewhere, Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe noted Newcastle grabbed a big point in south London:

Mohamed Diame gave the Magpies a 22nd-minute lead against Crystal Palace, who equalised through Luka Milivojevic from the penalty spot 10 minutes after the interval but had numerous chances to earn all three points.

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