Chicharito

The status quo more or less remains, at least until all the matches are completed. For now, Arsenal remain at the top of the league despite remaining with 10 men for most of the second half. Liverpool, with their best performance of the season, are just behind, looking so dangerous with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

The biggest news of the day might have been Manchester United finally winning at the Old Trafford, coming back from behind twice against Stoke City, and giving David Moyes a huge breath of fresh air.

Crystal Palace 0  Arsenal 2: The Arsene Wenger keeps moving forward despite a less than impressive performance in yet another London derby. Mikel Arteta scored the opening goal through a penalty kick that was a very soft one, but was sent off slightly later with another bad decision from Chris Foy. As Palace were sending everyone forward, Aaron Ramsey with a subtle chip found Olivier Giroud for the clincher four minutes from time.

Norwich 0  Cardiff 0: A boring draw that didn’t help any of the teams, remaining below or near the relegation line.

Manchester United 3  Stoke 2: The Red Devils still playing badly, and David Moyes is still not really finding answers to tactical problems. He simply sends everyone forward and hopes for the best. Peter Crouch scored the opening goal for Stoke. Robin van Persie equalized, but Marko Arnautovic with a wonderful free kick put Stoke in front as well. United went gung ho in the second half and benefited from it: A Wayne Rooney header and then a Chicharito winner gave United only their second home win of the season.

Liverpool 4  West Brom 1: The best match and win for Liverpool this season, as Luis Suarez put in a wonderful performance with a hat trick, making it to six goals in four matches. Daniel Sturridge added another wonderful goal with an out-of-the-box chip to make it to 8 goals this season, while West Brom enjoyed a penalty that didn’t exist, James Morrison converting.

Aston Villa 0  Everton 2: The Villains can’t make it out of the bottom half with a home defeat to the red hot Everton, getting yet another goal from Romelu Lukaku and a finisher from Leon Osman.

Southampton 2  Fulham 0: The Saints remain the most surprising team in the Premier League, staying in the top 4 with another dominant win, this time over the terrible Fulham, getting first half goals from both their strikers, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez.

#TeamMPWDLFADPLast 5 matches 
1Arsenal9711209+1122WWDWW
2Previous rank: 3Chelsea9621166+1020WWWDW
3Previous rank: 2Liverpool9621178+920WDWWL
4Previous rank: 6Tottenham Hotspur961295+419WWLDW
5Previous rank: 4Southampton9531103+718WDWWW
6Previous rank: 7Everton95311410+418WWLWW
7Previous rank: 5Manchester City95132111+1016LWWLW
8Previous rank: 9Manchester United94231412+214WDWLL
9Previous rank: 15Swansea City93241211+111DWLLW
10Previous rank: 8Hull City9324710-311LLDWW
11Newcastle United93241216-411LDWLL
12West Bromwich …9243810-210LDDWW
13Previous rank: 10Aston Villa9315912-310LLDWW
14Previous rank: 17Fulham9315912-310LWWLL
15Previous rank: 13West Ham United923488+09DLWLL
16Previous rank: 14Cardiff City9234813-59DLLWL
17Previous rank: 16Stoke City9225610-48LDLLL
18Norwich City9225613-78DLLWL
19Previous rank: 20Sunderland9117721-144WLLLL
20Previous rank: 19Crystal Palace9108619-133LLLLL

Top Scorers

1. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – 8 goals

2. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 6 goals

3. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Loic Remy (Newcastle), Robin van Persie (Manchester United) – 5 goals

Image: Source; Table from ESPN FC