EPL Table: 2018 Standings After Saturday’s Week 34 Results and Top Scorers

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah increased his lead in the Premier League’s top scorer’s race on Saturday, scoring in the win over Bournemouth before his main rivals were held scoreless.

Harry Kane couldn’t get on the board in Tottenham Hotspur’s loss against Manchester City, and Sergio Aguero didn’t make an appearance in the contest.

            

Saturday’s Results

Southampton 2-3 Chelsea

Burnley 2-1 Leicester City

Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Watford

Swansea City 1-1 Everton

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester City

    

Current Standings (Team, Played, Goal Difference, Points)

Manchester City, 33, 68, 87

Manchester United, 32, 38, 71

Liverpool, 34, 43, 70

Tottenham Hotspur, 33, 35, 67

Chelsea, 33, 24, 60

Arsenal, 32, 18, 54

Burnley, 33, 4, 52

Leicester City, 33, 2, 43

Everton, 34, -15, 42

Newcastle United, 32, -8, 38

Bounemouth, 34, -15, 38

Watford, 34, -18, 37

Brighton & Hove Albion, 33, -15, 35

Huddersfield Town, 34, -17, 35

West Ham, 32, -18, 34

Crystal Palace, 34, -18, 34

Swansea City, 33, -19, 33

Southampton, 33, -20, 28

Stoke City, 33, -33, 27

West Bromwich Albion, 33, -26, 21

    

Liverpool’s Salah leads the top scorer’s race with 30 goals, five more than Spurs’ Kane and nine more than Aguero of Manchester City.

For a look at the full standings and top scorers, visit WhoScored.com.

   

Recap

Salah took another major step forward in his quest to finish the Premier League’s top scorer on Saturday, as the Egyptian took his season tally to 30 goals in the win over Bournemouth.

The former Roma man scored the second of Liverpool’s three goals, continuing a remarkable run at home, per Anfield HQ:

Mohamed Salah has scored in every game at Anfield since Boxing Day. https://t.co/7fmk1WQ4kD

Sadio Mane put the Reds on the board early, and Roberto Firmino added to the lead late. Bournemouth had their chances after the break but never really threatened to win.

In London, City romped to a win over Spurs, with Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling on target. Christian Eriksen scored Tottenham’s lone goal, but his side were second best for much of the game.

Fans and pundits alike were in awe of the visitors:

Manchester City play football the way I really want to see football played. Worthy Premier League Champions.

Marcos Alonso was the key man in Chelsea’s come-from-behind win over Southampton, as explained by football writer Karl Matchett:

So, in summary:
🔵Alonso assists Chelsea’s first goal
🔵Alonso frees Willian who assists Chelsea’s second goal
🔵Alonso wins free-kick which leads to Chelsea’s third goal

🔴after Alonso should have been sent-off in the first half.

Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek had given the hosts a two-goal lead. Alonso’s nasty, studs-first challenge into Shane Long’s calf should have resulted in a red card just before half-time. Instead, he was allowed to continue and was part of the comeback, which featured two goals from Olivier Giroud and an Eden Hazard strike.

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