EPL Table: 2018 Standings After Saturday's Week 12 Results and Top Scorers

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2018

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Salomon Rondon of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur moved level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea after a 1-0 win away to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Striker Harry Kane wasn't the hero for Spurs, though; Juan Foyth headed the winner just after the hour mark at Selhurst Park. Third-placed Liverpool and second-placed Chelsea play on Sunday, but Tottenham still have a lock on fourth place.

Callum Wilson also couldn't add to his tally of six Premier League goals as Bournemouth slipped to a 2-1 defeat away to Newcastle United on Saturday. Salomon Rondon opened his account with two goals to move the Magpies out of the bottom three and up to 14th.

It was a day when other teams near the bottom dropped vital points. Southampton blew a lead to draw 1-1 at home to Watford. Manolo Gabbiadini scored a rare goal for the Saints, but they're only above the drop zone on goal difference.

Huddersfield Town also couldn't move away from danger after Felipe Anderson hit an equaliser for West Ham United. Marko Arnautovic couldn't find a winner for the visitors and add to his tally of five goals for the season.

The result leaves the Terriers still precariously close to the foot of the table.

Anderson scored again to rescue a point for the Hammers.
Anderson scored again to rescue a point for the Hammers.Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Cardiff City began the day by briefly moving out of the relegation spots after earning just their second win of the season, coming from behind to beat 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 at home.

Going down to 10 saw the Seagulls withdraw striker Glenn Murray, costing the 35-year-old a chance to net his seventh goal of the season and join those at the top of the scorers' list.

Saturday's only goalless draw came between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power Stadium, where the Foxes were playing their first home game since the helicopter crash that killed five, including club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

                   

Saturday Scores

  • Cardiff City 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Huddersfield Town 1-1 West Ham United
  • Leicester City 0-0 Burnley
  • Newcastle United 2-1 Bournemouth
  • Southampton 1-1 Watford
  • Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

                    

Standings (Matches Played, Wins, Goal Difference and Points, per the division's official website)

1. Manchester City: 11, 9, +29, 29

2. Chelsea: 11, 8, +19, 27

3. Liverpool: 11, 8, +16, 27

4. Tottenham Hotspur: 12, 9, +10, 27

5. Arsenal: 11, 7, +11, 23

6. Bournemouth: 12, 6, +5, 20

7. Watford: 12, 6, +3, 20

8. Manchester United: 11, 6, +1, 20

9. Everton: 11, 5, +4, 18

10. Leicester City: 12, 5, +1, 17

11. Wolverhampton Wanderers: 11, 4, -1, 15

12. Brighton & Hove Albion: 12, 4, -5, 14

13. West Ham United: 12, 3, -4, 12

14. Newcastle United: 12, 2, -6, 9

15. Burnley: 12, 2, -13, 9

16. Crystal Palace: 11, 2, -9, 8

17. Southampton: 12, 1, -13, 8

18. Cardiff City: 12, 2, -14, 8

19. Huddersfield Town: 12, 1, -16, 7

20. Fulham: 11, 1, -18, 5

                    

Top Scorers (Player, Club and Goals)

1. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 7

= Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal: 7

= Eden Hazard, Chelsea: 7

4. Richarlison, Everton: 6

= Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur: 6

= Sadio Mane, Liverpool: 6

= Glenn Murray, Brighton & Hove Albion: 6

= Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: 6

= Callum Wilson, Bournemouth: 6

10. Marko Arnautovic, West Ham: 5

                  

Kane came close to scoring just before Foyth found the net. The England international saw a header blocked, and the rebound allowed the 20-year-old Argentinian defender to give his team the lead.

Foyth was part of stubborn resistance from a Spurs side facing heavy pressure during the second half. Palace couldn't make the pressure count, though, with quick forwards Jordan Ayew and former Tottenham man Andros Townsend denied quality service.

Winger Wilfried Zaha was a big miss for Palace after a hamstring injury ruled him out of the game.

Brighton were in front after just six minutes when Lewis Dunk headed in from a Solly March delivery, but a scramble in the box and a fortunate deflection saw the Bluebirds draw level. Defender-turned-striker Callum Paterson got the final touch, nodding in from close range.

Right-back Paterson played as a makeshift striker and netted Cardiff's equaliser.
Right-back Paterson played as a makeshift striker and netted Cardiff's equaliser.Cardiff City FC/Getty Images

Brighton's attempts to regain the lead suffered a blow when holding midfielder Dale Stephens received a straight red card after a reckless challenge on Cardiff's Greg Cunningham.

The home side pressed for a winner with the man advantage, and it finally came in the last minute through Sol Bamba. The defender had lost Dunk for Brighton's goal, but he made amends by finding the net after goalkeeper Mat Ryan had produced a superb save to deny Paterson.

Huddersfield began the mid-afternoon kick-offs in style when Alex Pritchard gave the Terriers a sixth-minute lead. It had been a while since a Huddersfield player had found the net at home in England's top flight:

The lead belonged to the hosts until the 74th minute, when Anderson volleyed in amid a melee in the box. His third goal in the last two matches proved enough to secure the Hammers a point.

Newcastle's case for survival was helped by finally getting a start and a goal from West Bromwich Albion loanee Rondon. The Venezuela international put the Magpies in front after just seven minutes.

Rondon doubled his tally five minutes before the break when he headed home a cross from Kenedy. The powerful header drew comparisons with Newcastle's greatest-ever goalscorer:

However, Bournemouth had enough resolve to get a goal back in first-half stoppage time, when midfielder Jefferson Lerma finished after a Ryan Fraser cross. The visitors were unable to find an equaliser despite an improved showing in the second half, though.

Southampton went ahead in the 20th minute through Gabbiadini, who ended something of a drought in front of goal in the league on home soil:

The points looked to be safe for the hosts when substitute Charlie Austin, who had replaced Liverpool loanee Danny Ings up front, thought he'd scored. However, referee Simon Hooper chalked off the goal for an offside against Southampton's Maya Yoshida, who was adjudged to have deflected Austin's effort into the net.

It proved costly for Southampton, as left-back Jose Holebas equalised for the Hornets with eight minutes remaining.

Austin's disallowed goal proved costly for struggling Southampton.
Austin's disallowed goal proved costly for struggling Southampton.Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Goalkeepers were in form for much of the first half in Leicester, with Burnley's Joe Hart making several solid saves. Leicester counterpart Kasper Schmeichel was called on to repel a well-struck free-kick from Johann Berg Gudmundsson five minutes before the end of the half.

Quality defending from both sides after the break ensured the match ended goalless.

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