Barclays Premier League Points Standings on March 17

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United opened up a 15 point advantage in the Barclays Premier League points standings, after the fixtures on Saturday and Sunday.

The Red Devils entered the weekend with a 12 point lead, but when defending champions and second place Manchester City were beaten at Everton, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side pulled further ahead with a 1-0 win over Reading at Old Trafford.

Manchester United lead the EPL standings with 74 points, while Manchester City are second with 59. The leaders have also scored the most goals this season, at 69, while conceding the third less, at 31.

Chelsea moved into third place with 55pts after beating West Ham United 2-0 and Tottenham suffered a defeat at home to Fulham. Spurs are on 54pts, but have also played one game more.

Arsenal complete the top five with 50pts from 29 games, with Everton (48), Liverpool (45), West Bromwich Albion (44), Swansea City (40) and Fulham (36) making up the top ten teams.

QPR continue to hold up the table in 20th with just 23pts after losing to Aston Villa, while Reading (23) and Wigan (27) are the others in the relegation zone.

Barclays Premier League Points Standings on March 17

   Standings P W D L F A Pts
1 Manchester United 29 24 2 3 69 31 74
2 Manchester City 29 17 8 4 51 26 59
3 Chelsea 29 16 7 6 58 30 55
4 Tottenham Hotspur 30 16 6 8 51 37 54
5 Arsenal 29 14 8 7 55 32 50
6 Everton 29 12 12 5 46 35 48
7 Liverpool 30 12 9 9 57 39 45
8 West Bromwich Albion 30 13 5 12 40 38 44
9 Swansea City 30 10 10 10 40 38 40
10 Fulham 29 9 9 11 40 44 36
11 Stoke City 30 7 13 10 27 35 34
12 Norwich City 30 7 13 10 28 46 34
13 Newcastle United 30 9 6 15 41 52 33
14 West Ham United 29 9 6 14 32 43 33
15 Sunderland 30 7 10 13 33 42 31
16 Southampton 30 7 10 13 42 52 31
17 Aston Villa 30 7 9 14 31 56 30
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18 Wigan Athletic 29 7 6 16 35 56 27
19 Reading 30 5 8 17 35 57 23
20 Queens Park Rangers 30 4 11 15 26 48 23

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