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EPL Table: Tuesday's Week 15 Results, Scores and 2019 Premier League Standings

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistDecember 3, 2019

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-4 during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester City at Turf Moor on December 3, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Just four Premier League teams were in action on Tuesday, with Manchester City cruising past Burnley and Crystal Palace surviving a close contest against Bournemouth.

Gabriel Jesus netted twice in City's win, handing the team a much-needed three points after the draw against Newcastle United.

Crystal Palace played the bulk of the contest with 10 men after Mamadou Sakho's early red card, but Jeffrey Schlupp came up big for the Eagles after 76 minutes.

Here are Tuesday's results:

Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth

Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

       

The latest Premier League standings (Position, Team, Played, Goal Difference, Points):

1. Liverpool: 14, +20, 40

2. Manchester City: 15, +26, 32

3. Leicester: 14, +24, 32

4. Chelsea: 14, +8, 26

5. Crystal Palace: 15, -4, 21

6. Tottenham: 14, +3, 20

7. Wolverhampton Wanderers: 14, +2, 20

8. Sheffield United: 14, +4, 19

9. Arsenal: 14, -1, 19

10. Manchester United: 14, +4, 18

11. Burnley: 15, -3, 18

12. Bournemouth: 15, -3, 16

13. West Ham: 14, -6, 16

14. Newcastle United: 14, -9, 16

15. Aston Villa: 14, -1, 15

16. Brighton: 14, -5, 15

17. Everton: 14, -8, 14

18. Southampton: 14, -17, 12

19. Norwich: 14, -15, 11

20. Watford: 14, -19, 8

    

Burnley never truly troubled the defending champions, who took control of the ball early and didn't let up. Two goals from Jesus on either side of the half-time break all but secured the three points, ensuring there wouldn't be a repeat performance of Saturday's draw at St James' Park.

The 22-year-old forward is quickly climbing the Premier League's scoring charts:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

Top scoring Brazilians in @premierleague history 5️⃣2️⃣ Roberto Firmino (@LFC) 4️⃣1️⃣ Philippe Coutinho (@LFC) 3️⃣2️⃣ GABRIEL JESUS (@ManCity) 3️⃣0️⃣ Willian (@ChelseaFC) https://t.co/feP5Q9UqnW

Summer signing Rodri got the third goal, and it was a screamer. The Spaniard blasted a great strike past Nick Pope after David Silva's initial effort was blocked.

Rodri had himself a great match, capped off by the goal:

Statman Dave @StatmanDave

Rodri among Man City players vs. Burnley: most passes attempted (102) most passes completed (93) most ball recoveries (12) most defensive aerials won (4) most tackles attempted (4) most tackles won (3) A dominant performance capped by a great strike. 🎯 https://t.co/EIUZTPJO1c

Substitute Riyad Mahrez also scored for the visitors, who couldn't keep a clean sheet. Robbie Brady pulled one back for the hosts in the final minutes.

It was an altogether routine win for the champions, who had dropped points in their last two matches in the league entering Tuesday's contest.

At Selhurst Park, Sakho was sent off after just 19 minutes for a dangerous tackle. Per sports writer Richard Jolly, he did so in the first match broadcast on Amazon Prime, adding insult to injury:

Richard Jolly @RichJolly

Proud moment for Mamadou Sakho as he becomes the first Premier League player sent off live on Amazon Prime.

Bournemouth dominated possession after the dismissal, but Crystal Palace got the decisive breakthrough in the second half, courtesy of Schlupp's goal. Incredibly, it came with the hosts' first shot that hit the target:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

Jeffrey Schlupp scores in successive games for the 1st time in his @premierleague career (142nd app) and 1st time since for Leicester in Championship in April 2013 His goal was @CPFC's 1st shot on target in the game (76th min) https://t.co/Cj9VljNpzy

The Eagles moved into fifth place with the win, ahead of city rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who will face Manchester United on Wednesday.