EPL Table: Saturday's Week 13 Results, Scores and 2018 Premier League Standings

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 24, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  David Silva celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with teammate Raheem Sterling during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on November 24, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Manchester City maintained top spot in the Premier League on Saturday after the reigning champions cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win at West Ham United.

Liverpool remain hot on their heels in second place. Jurgen Klopp's side beat Watford 3-0, but they did see captain Jordan Henderson sent off late on after he picked up his second yellow card.

Tottenham Hotspur also remain in the title hunt after handing Chelsea a first Premier League defeat of the season. Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley Stadium to move above the Blues and into third place in the table.


Saturday's Results

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Leicester City

Everton 1-0 Cardiff City

Fulham 3-2 Southampton

Manchester United 0-0 Crystal Palace

Watford 0-3 Liverpool

West Ham United 0-4 Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Chelsea


Premier League Standings (games played, wins, goal difference, points)

1. Manchester City: 13, 11, +35, 35

2. Liverpool: 13, 10, +21, 33

3. Tottenham Hotspur: 13, 10, +12, 30

4. Chelsea: 13, 8, +17, 28

5. Arsenal: 12, 7, +11, 24

6. Everton: 13, 6, +5, 22

7. Manchester United: 13, 6, -1, 21

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

9. Watford: 13, 6, 0, 20

10. Leicester City: 13, 5, +1, 18

11. Wolverhampton Wanderers: 12, 4, -1, 16

12. Brighton & Hove Albion: 13, 4, -5, 15

13. West Ham United: 13, 3, -8, 12

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

14. Crystal Palace: 13, 2, -9, 9

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

17. Southampton: 13, 1, -14, 8

18. Cardiff City: 13, 2, -15, 8

19. Fulham: 13, 2, -19, 8

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


Saturday Recap

Manchester City scored three times in the first half at the London Stadium to put the game out of West Ham's reach by half-time.

David Silva converted Raheem Sterling's cross for the opener after just 11 minutes. Sterling then tapped home Leroy Sane's delivery nine minutes later to make it 2-0.

The two players combined again for the third goal. Sterling's volleyed cross found Sane, who turned Fabian Balbuena and tucked the ball past Lukasz Fabianski.

Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News highlighted their record in first halves:

Simon Bajkowski @spbajko

With three so far today, City have now scored 21 goals in the first half of Premier League games this season. That's currently more than United, Tottenham and 13 other clubs have managed in total.

West Ham improved after the break and were the better side in the second half. Michail Antonio hit a post, but they suffered a blow late on when Marko Arnautovic was forced off through injury.

Sane added a fourth goal in stoppage time to seal the win, although manager Pep Guardiola said his side still need to improve:

Sam Lee @Sammy_Goal

Guardiola says City need to be better, but also says he knows they will be. Puts any loose actions today down to playing after the international break - “that’s normal” - and points out Madrid, Bayern and United struggles today. Praises quality of the goals, of course

City were still good enough to take all three points and maintain their fine form. They have now won eight games in a row in all competitions.

Liverpool are just two points behind the leaders, but they had to work hard for the win at Vicarage Road.

The hosts thought they had won a penalty when Andy Robertson seemed to foul Will Hughes. However, nothing was given, and Liverpool went on to take the lead through Mohamed Salah.

It was a well-worked goal from the Reds. Roberto Firmino was fed by Robertson, he found Sadio Mane, and his pull-back was fired home first time by Salah.

Squawka Football noted how Salah enjoys playing Watford:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Mohamed Salah has now scored more goals against Watford across all competitions (6) than any other club in his career. This is only his third game against them. 😳 https://t.co/1Z6f7ZUOSG

Trent Alexander-Arnold curled a superb free-kick around the wall and past Ben Foster for Liverpool's second goal nine minutes later. 

James Pearce at the Liverpool Echo praised the defender:

James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho

Just turned 20 and has already got 60 #LFC games under his belt, played in a CL final and a World Cup. What a talent Trent Alexander-Arnold is.

Henderson then picked up a second booking for a foul on Etienne Capoue, before Firmino's header sealed all three points with a minute of normal time remaining.

Saturday's final Premier League match saw Spurs convincingly beat Chelsea at Wembley.

The hosts enjoyed a strong start and went ahead after just eight minutes when Dele Alli headed home Christian Eriksen's free-kick.

Harry Kane doubled Tottenham's lead with a strike from range that flew past a stranded Kepa Arrizabalaga:

Nizaar Kinsella @NizaarKinsella

Awful goal to concede from Chelsea. Kepa doesn't dive, seems like bad positioning to me. Clearly unsighted and not helped by poor defending too. Bad in all aspects. #TOTCHE #CFC #THFC

To seal the win, Heung-min Son showed great pace to race past Jorginho before cutting inside and slotting the ball calmly past Kepa.

Substitute Olivier Giroud did manage to head home a late consolation for Chelsea. However, Spurs ran out convincing winners to leapfrog the Blues in the table.