Premier League roundup: Arsenal, Spurs, Man City drop the ball; United rises

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The Premier League’s second batch of midweek games featured botched chances from a trio of big named clubs.

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Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal all whiffed on the chance to make up ground on Leicester City after the leaders drew West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Newcastle United also balked at the opportunity to move out of the drop zone on a rainy, windy, miserable evening at the Britannia Stadium.

West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham HotspurRECAP

When Harry Kane is missing tap-in goals, you know Spurs are off their game. Toss in a lively West Ham team that wants badly to be a part of the UEFA Champions League, and you had a memorable London Derby at the Boleyn Ground. Dimitri Payet found Michail Antonio for the winner, and Antonio had another 90s pop culture celebration in tow. West Ham is now a point back of the Top Four (though Man City has a match-in-hand, and it’s against Newcastle).

Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United — RECAP

Speaking of the Magpies, they couldn’t manage a goal at the Britannia Stadium. Still, a point would’ve moved them out of the drop zone. They lost that opportunity thanks to a bullet from Xherdan Shaqiri with 10 minutes to play. The Potters pull into 7th place with the win.

Arsenal 1-2 Swansea City — RECAP

If Sunday’s loss to an inexperienced Manchester United was a choke job, then what is this? Ashley Williams scored a pair of goals to overcome one from Joel Campbell as Swansea City moved six points clear of the drop zone. Arsenal remains six back of first place Leicester City.

Manchester United 1-0 WatfordRECAP

Manchester is neither blue, nor red, but level on points after United scored a late free kick from Juan Mata to join City on 47 points.

Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City RECAP

City looked downright uninterested at times as Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool got a measure of revenge for Sunday’s League Cup final loss at Wembley. James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana all beat Joe Hart as Liverpool moved up to eighth place, six points back of the Top Four.

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Leicester City 28 16 9 3 51 31 20 8-5-1 8-4-2 57
Tottenham Hotspur 28 15 9 4 49 22 27 8-4-2 7-5-2 54
Arsenal 28 15 6 7 44 28 16 8-3-3 7-3-4 51
Manchester City 27 14 5 8 48 31 17 9-1-4 5-4-4 47
Manchester United 28 13 8 7 37 26 11 8-4-2 5-4-5 47
West Ham United 28 12 10 6 42 31 11 7-5-2 5-5-4 46
Stoke City 28 12 6 10 30 33 -3 7-2-5 5-4-5 42
Liverpool 27 11 8 8 41 36 5 5-5-3 6-3-5 41
Southampton 28 11 7 10 35 28 7 7-2-5 4-5-5 40
Chelsea 28 10 9 9 42 38 4 5-5-4 5-4-5 39
Everton 27 9 11 7 49 36 13 4-4-6 5-7-1 38
Watford 28 10 7 11 29 29 0 5-4-5 5-3-6 37
West Bromwich Albion 28 9 9 10 29 36 -7 5-4-5 4-5-5 36
Crystal Palace 28 9 6 13 31 37 -6 4-2-8 5-4-5 33
Bournemouth 28 8 8 12 32 44 -12 4-4-6 4-4-6 32
Swansea City 28 7 9 12 27 37 -10 4-5-5 3-4-7 30
Sunderland 28 6 6 16 34 53 -19 4-4-6 2-2-10 24

Norwich City 28 6 6 16 31 53 -22 4-4-6 2-2-10 24
Newcastle United 27 6 6 15 27 50 -23 4-5-4 2-1-11 24
Aston Villa 28 3 7 18 22 51 -29 2-4-8 1-3-10 16