Premier League Results: 2018 EPL Week 12 Scores, Table and Top Sunday Scorers

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 11, 2018

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Sergio Aguero scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season, as Manchester City returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Liverpool had temporarily taken top spot earlier in the day with a comfortable 2-0 victory over bottom side Fulham at Anfield.

Sunday's other games saw Chelsea held to a goalless draw by Everton at Stamford Bridge, while a late Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal rescued a 1-1 draw for Arsenal at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Week 12 Scores

Cardiff City 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Huddersfield 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

Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United


Premier League Standings (Matches Played, Goal Difference and Points)

1. Manchester City: 12, +31, 32

2. Liverpool: 12, +18, 30

3. Chelsea: 12, +19, 28

4. Tottenham Hotspur: 12, +10, 27

5. Arsenal: 12, +11, 24

6. Bournemouth: 12, +5, 20

7. Watford: 12, +3, 20

8. Manchester United: 12, -1, 20

9. Everton: 12, +4, 19

10. Leicester City: 12, +1, 17

11. Wolverhampton Wanderers: 12, -1, 16

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

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

14. Newcastle United: 12, -6, 9

15. Burnley: 12, -13, 9

16. Crystal Palace: 12, -9, 8

17. Southampton: 12, -13, 8

18. Cardiff City: 12, -14, 8

19. Huddersfield Town: 12, -16, 7

20. Fulham: 12, -20, 5


Top Scorers (Player, Club and Goals)

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 8

Eden Hazard, Chelsea: 7

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal: 7

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: 6

Callum Wilson, Bournemouth: 6

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool: 6

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur: 6

Anthony Martial, Manchester United: 6

Richarlison, Everton: 6

Glenn Murray, Brighton & Hove Albion: 6

Sadio Mane, Liverpool: 6


Sunday Recap

Manchester City were convincing winners in the derby at the Etihad Stadium. The visitors were without Paul Pogba because of injury, while Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku started on the bench.

The hosts began brightly and needed only 12 minutes to break the deadlock, David Silva converting Bernardo Silva's cross for the opener.

A second goal arrived within minutes of the second half. Aguero swapped passes with Riyad Mahrez and then smashed a fine finish past goalkeeper David De Gea:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

8 - No player has scored more goals in @premierleague Manchester derbies than Sergio Aguero (8, level with Wayne Rooney). Fox. #MUNMCI https://t.co/lMHGP5NZ1g

The Red Devils did manage to pull a goal back. Lukaku was sent on for Jesse Lingard, and Ederson conceded a penalty by bringing down the Belgium international.

Anthony Martial coolly converted the penalty for his sixth Premier League goal of the season to make it 2-1 with just over half an hour remaining.

The goal made for an intriguing end to the contest, but City secured a deserved three points late on through substitute Ilkay Gundogan.

The midfielder finished a 44-pass move to seal the win and send the champions back to the top:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

44 - There were 44 passes in the build-up for Ilkay Gündogan's goal v Manchester United - the most before a goal in the Premier League since Juan Mata scored for Man Utd against Southampton in September 2015 (45). Fluid. #MCIMUN https://t.co/cE4h6CmmZ0

The defeat leaves Manchester United down in eighth place, with a negative goal difference and now seven points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth.

Liverpool remain hot on City's heels after pouring more misery on manager Slavisa Jokanovic and Fulham.

The visitors ought to have gone ahead through Aleksandar Mitrovic's headed goal, but it was disallowed for offside.

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Mitrovic (second from the end) was flagged for offside after thinking he put Fulham ahead. One minute later, Liverpool score through Salah... Announce VAR? What are your thoughts? https://t.co/CMiBGRvQG8

It was a marginal call, and 14 seconds later Liverpool went ahead. A quick counter-attack led by Alisson saw Mohamed Salah net his sixth league goal of the season four minutes before the break:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

14 - There were just 14 seconds between Aleksandar Mitrovic being called offside, and Mohamed Salah scoring to put Liverpool 1-0 up. Rapid. #LIVFUL https://t.co/iqmxfdnIro

Xherdan Shaqiri's cushioned volley made the game safe on 53 minutes. The Switzerland international is fast becoming a fan favourite at Anfield:

Neil Jones @neiljonesgoal

Milner on for Shaqiri, who gets a standing ovation. He's a firm favourite already.

The win moves Liverpool above Chelsea, who were held to a goalless draw at home to Everton. The Blues had the better of the match but had few chances to break the deadlock.

Marcos Alonso hit the woodwork and had a fierce effort saved by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, while Willian and Eden Hazard both went close but could not find the back of the net.

The result sees Blues boss Maurizio Sarri make Premier League history:

Squawka Football @Squawka

RECORD: Maurizio Sarri is the first ever manager to go unbeaten in his first 12 games in the Premier League. WWWWWDDWDWWD https://t.co/h4eY3p2Hfx

It was a frustrating afternoon for Chelsea, who will not be completely happy with a point, but like Manchester City and Liverpool, they remain unbeaten in the Premier League after 12 games.