Premier League Standings, Scores, Results, Recap

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<h3>MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) – Football scores, results and table standings from the Barclays <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Premier</strong> League, following the round of games on Saturday and Sunday.</h3>
<p><strong>Sunday, February 10 – Football scores</strong></p>
<p><strong>Manchester United 2 Everton 0</strong><br />
Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie scored in the first half and Manchester United beat Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to go 12 points clear in the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>EPL</strong> standings with 65 points. The defeat may have dented Everton’s hopes of finishing in the top four and win a Champions <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>League</strong> spot.</p>
<p><strong>Aston Villa 2 West Ham United 1</strong><br />
Also on Sunday, a second half penalty from Christian Benteke and blistering free-kick by Charles N’Zogbia led Aston Villa to a 2-1 win over West Ham United to lift themselves out of the relegation zone and handed manager Paul Lambert a valuable win to ease some of the pressure.</p>
<p><strong>Saturday, February 9 – Football scores</strong></p>
<p><strong>Southampton 3 Manchester City 1</strong><br />
On Saturday, defending champions Manchester City were stunned 3-1 at Southampton, following a collection of errors from goalkeeper Joe Hart. The defeat sees Man City stuck on 53pts in the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Premier</strong> <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>League</strong> standings, leaving their chance of retaining the title all but over.</p>
<p><strong>Chelsea 4 Wigan Athletic 1</strong><br />
Rafa Benitez Chelsea FC side stayed third with a 4-1 win over Wigan, who have fallen into the relegation and battling hard for survival. Frank Lampard and Marko Marin were both on target late for Chelsea.</p>
<p><strong>Swansea City 4 Queens Park Rangers 1</strong><br />
Spanish striker Michu fired home twice in Swansea City easy 4-1 win over Queens Park Ranger, piling more misery on Harry Redknapp’s side, which continues to be the leading team to be relegated from the top flight. QPR <span class=are at the bottom of the EPL standings with just 17pts from 26 games and with their schedule only getting tougher, it looks unlikely that they will avoid the drop zone.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Newcastle United 1
Gareth Bale was the hero in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Newcastle. Spurs stayed fourth in the Premier League table standings with 48pts, one behind Chelsea FC and keep its push for a Champions League spot alive. Newcastle remained 16th with 27pts.

Sunderland 0 Arsenal 1
Arsenal had to work hard, but Arsene Wenger’s men did what was asked of them in the battling 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Santi Cazorla scored the winner for Arsenal, while defender Carl Jenkinson was sent off in the second half for picking up two yellow cards.

Stoke City 2 Reading 1
Robert Huth and Cameron Jerome scored the goals for Stoke City to beat Reading 2-1 and end their brief run of good form. The win saw Stoke stayed in the top ten and one point behind West Brom, who will play against Liverpool FC on Monday.

Norwich City 0 Fulham 0
In the only game that failed to get a goal, Norwich City and Fulham played to a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road. Luciano Becchio made his debut for Norwich, following his transfer move from Championship side Leeds United. Fulham are 12th in the Premier League standings with 29pts, two more than Norwich, 14th with 29pts

Monday, February 11

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion
On Monday Liverpool, which will be without striker Daniel Sturridge, face ninth place West Bromwich with the hopes of pushing further up in the table standings with a victory.

 

EPL STANDINGS AFTER SATURDAY, SUNDAY GAMES

Standings P W D L F A Pts

1 Manchester United 26 21 2 3 62 31 65

2 Manchester City 26 15 8 3 48 24 53

3 Chelsea 26 14 7 5 55 28 49

4 Tottenham Hotspur 26 14 6 6 44 30 48

5 Arsenal 26 12 8 6 50 29 44

6 Everton 26 10 12 4 40 32 42

7 Swansea City 26 9 10 7 38 29 37

8 Liverpool 25 9 9 7 44 32 36

9 West Bromwich Albion 25 10 4 11 34 35 34

10 Stoke City 26 7 12 7 26 31 33

11 West Ham United 26 8 6 12 29 38 30

12 Fulham 26 7 8 11 36 42 29

13 Sunderland 26 7 8 11 28 34 29

14 Norwich City 26 6 11 9 25 40 29

15 Southampton 26 6 9 11 36 45 27

16 Newcastle United 26 7 6 13 34 46 27

17 Aston Villa 26 5 9 12 25 50 24

18 Reading 26 5 8 13 33 48 23

19 Wigan Athletic 26 5 6 15 30 51 21

20 Queens Park Rangers 26 2 11 13 19 41 17

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