Premier League Results: 2018 EPL Week 16 Scores, Table and Top Sunday Scorers

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2018

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09:  Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on December 9, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers moved up to 10th in the Premier League after they beat 10-man Newcastle United 2-1 at St James' Park on Sunday with a last-minute goal from Matt Doherty.

Doherty scored in the fifth minute of added time after United's Ayoze Perez cancelled out Diogo Jota's opener. DeAndre Yedlin had been sent off earlier in the second half for a foul on Jota.

Meanwhile, Liverpool leapfrogged Manchester City atop the standings on Saturday, with the former easing to victory at Bournemouth while the latter suffered their first defeat of the season against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick against the Cherries, putting him alongside Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 10 goals in the race for the golden boot.

Here's a reminder of Saturday's scores:

Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Burnley 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Cardiff City 1-0 Southampton

West Ham United 3-2 Crystal Palace

Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City

Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur


Premier League Table (Points, Goal Difference)

1. Liverpool: 42 (+28)

2. Manchester City: 41 (+36)

3. Tottenham Hotspur: 36 (+14)

4. Chelsea: 34 (+20) 

5. Arsenal: 34 (+15)

6. Manchester United: 26 (+2)

7. Everton: 23 (+4)

8. Bournemouth: 23 (-1)

9. Leicester City: 22 (+1)

10. Wolverhampton Wanderers: 22 (-2)

11. West Ham United: 21 (-2)

12. Brighton & Hove Albion: 21 (-3)

13. Watford: 20 (-3)

14. Cardiff City: 14 (-15)

15. Newcastle United: 13 (-9)

16. Crystal Palace: 12 (-10)

17. Burnley: 12 (-17)

18. Huddersfield Town: 10 (-17)

19. Southampton: 9 (-17)

20. Fulham: 9 (-24)

Visit the Premier League website to view standings in full.


Top Scorers

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal: 10

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool: 10

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur: 9

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: 8

Callum Wilson, Bournemouth: 8

Glenn Murray, Brighton & Hove Albion: 8

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 8

Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham: 7

Eden Hazard, Chelsea: 7

Anthony Martial, Manchester United: 7

Richarlison, Everton: 7


Sunday Recap

Jota opened the scoring for Wolves after 17 minutes with his second goal in as many games.

The winger found himself in acres of space when he escaped the attentions of Jamaal Lascelles to control Helder Costa's ball and fire past Martin Dubravka from close range.

The home side grabbed an equaliser just six minutes later when Salomon Rondon, moments after he had crashed a free-kick onto the crossbar, put the ball back into the box and Perez guided it past Rui Patricio.

Rondon is a key figure in the Magpies' attack, as OptaJoe illustrated:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

4 - Salomón Rondón has been directly involved in four of Newcastle's last six Premier League goals (3 goals, 1 assist), including the last three in a row at St James' Park. King. #NEWWOL

Newcastle were reduced to 10 men in the 57th minute. Yedlin, who replaced Federico Fernandez in the hosts' back three at the break after the latter made way for Javier Manquillo, pulled back Jota with the winger through on goal.

Craig Hope of the Daily Mail felt it was the correct decision by referee Mike Dean to send him off:

Craig Hope @CraigHope_DM

I think it is a red. At the point Yedlin starts fouling Jota there is no cover from Lascelles. Yes, by time he brings him down there is slight cover, but Jota would have got a shot on goal without any contact from Yedlin. https://t.co/lse8sVOiQt

The hosts looked to have held on for a point as Raul Jimenez rattled the bar after a rapid break and Dubravka denied Doherty with a good save.

However, Doherty was on hand to head home a rebound from a Jota shot deep into injury time to hand Wolves the victory.


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