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
Arsenal 58
Tottenham 55
Chelsea 50
Newcastle 50
Liverpool 42
Sunderland 40
Everton 40
Swansea 39
Norwich 39
Stoke 38
Fulham 36
West Brom 36
Aston Villa 33
Blackburn 28
Bolton 26
QPR 25
Wigan 25
Wolverhampton 22


James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert. Covers events from the teams in London, including Chelsea and Arsenal.


  1. George Mareyere

    It’s amazing to see how this small hidden farming village of Burnshill, Eastern Cape, South Africa, has a strong following of the English Premier League. My favourite team Manchester United has given me new friends here. Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are also well loved.

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