LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Following Monday night’s win over Fulham, Manchester United moved three-points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League table standings.
A late first-half strike from Wayne Rooney sealed the win for Manchester United, which now moved to 73 points, three more than Man City, at 70, after they played to a 1-1 draw with Stoke City over the weekend.
Arsenal continued to move into the right direction after they picked up another win to strengthened their quest for third place. Arsene Wenger’s men are some distance behind the top two sides, but with 58 points in the bag – they are now three-points ahead of Tottenham.
Chelsea are on 50 points in fifth place and will need to start winning to get a Champions League spot.
The top ten is completed by Newcastle United (50), Liverpool (42), Sunderland (40), Everton (40) and Swansea (39).
At the bottom of the table, QPR (25), Wigan (25) and Wolverhampton (22) are all in the red zone, but the race to avoid the drop is beginning to setup for a dramatic finish.
Bolton (26) and Blackburn (28) are just above the relegation zone and are still not safe by no means.
English Barclays Premier League Table Standings
Manchester United 73
Manchester City 70
West Brom 36
Aston Villa 33