English Premier League Standings and Scores on Feb. 7-8

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — English Premier League table standings and scores from the games that took place this weekend – Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane celebrates scoring a brace Tottenham

Harry Kane
Harry Kane celebrates scoring a brace Tottenham

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — English Premier League table standings and scores from the games that took place this weekend – Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8.

Leaders Chelsea opened up a seven point advantage atop of the EPL standings with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho’s side, which started the weekend fixtures five points ahead, improved to 56 points from 23 points after picking up its 17th victory of the season.

Fellow title chaser and defending champion Manchester City was held 1-1 at home by Hull City — their 7th tie of the term and ended the weekend with 49pts.

Southampton leapfrog Manchester United into third place with a late 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers. The Red Devils needed a late equalizer to earn a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Sunday.

This means the Saints are now in third place on 45 points, one more than Manchester United, who is fourth on 44.

In the Premier League match of the week, Harry Kane scored a brace in front of England national manager Roy Hodgson in guiding Tottenham to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Arsenal in Saturday’s North London derby.

The win pushed Spurs above Arsenal into fifth-place on 43pts — one less than Manchester United and one above the Gunners, who are in sixth place.

In other results at the weekend, Leicester City went down 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace, Burnley surrendered a two-goal cushion and were held 2-2 by West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Sunderland played to a 1-1 draw, so too did Newcastle United and Stoke City, while Liverpool and Everton ended goalless.

The English Premier League standings top 10 is completed by Liverpool in seventh, West Ham, Swansea City and Stoke City.

Battling relegation are Hull City, QPR and Leicester City, who reportedly will fire manager Nigel Pearson.

English Premier League Scores

Sunday, February 8 
Burnley 2 West Bromwich Albion 2
Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1
West Ham United 1 Manchester United 1

Saturday, February 7
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Arsenal 1
Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2
Everton 0 Liverpool 0
Leicester City 0 Crystal Palace 1
Manchester City 1 Hull City 1
Queens Park Rangers 0 Southampton 1
Swansea City 1 Sunderland 1

English Premier League Standings

Standings P W D L F A Pts

1 Chelsea 24 17 5 2 54 21 56
2 Manchester City 24 14 7 3 47 24 49
3 Southampton 24 14 3 7 38 17 45
4 Manchester United 24 12 8 4 40 23 44
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5 Tottenham Hotspur 24 13 4 7 37 31 43
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6 Arsenal 24 12 6 6 45 27 42
7 Liverpool 24 11 6 7 33 27 39
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8 West Ham United 24 10 7 7 36 28 37
9 Swansea City 24 9 7 8 28 31 34
10 Stoke City 24 9 6 9 27 29 33
11 Newcastle United 24 8 7 9 30 36 31
12 Everton 24 6 9 9 31 34 27
13 Crystal Palace 24 6 8 10 26 34 26
14 Sunderland 24 4 12 8 22 34 24
15 West Bromwich Albion 24 5 8 11 22 34 23
16 Aston Villa 24 5 7 12 12 32 22
17 Burnley 24 4 9 11 23 40 21
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18 Hull City 24 4 8 12 21 34 20
19 Queens Park Rangers 24 5 4 15 24 43 19
20 Leicester City 24 4 5 15 21 38 17

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