FT: Man City 6 Tottenham 0

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FULL-TIME: Man City 6 Tottenham 0. City were completely ruthless as Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero both scored twice. A Sandro own goal and Alvaro Negredo effort also built up the scoreline which surely only leaves one of these two teams in the title race.

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Terrible defending from Vertonghen as he fails to cut out a long pass, allowing Navas a clearn run on goal. Navas steadies himself before slipping his shot past Lloris.

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GOAL! Jesus Navas starts as he finishes by scoring Man City's sixth goal.

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A sniff of a chance for Spurs as Pantilimon flaps at a corner, but the ball is just not going to break their way today. Pantilimon has not always looked convincing with crosses into the box today.

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There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the second half.

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Alan Smith is handing out the man of the match award and it's hard to argue with his choice of Sergio Aguero. Another wonderful performance from the City striker.

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Negredo is an extremely willing runner up front for City, it's a marked contrast to Soldado, who again disappointed from the start for Spurs.

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Adebayor looks like he wants to impress Villas-Boas and claim a starting spot. Good harrying back after he lost possession to chase Milner.

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Should have been a sixth goal for City as a low ball is played in across goal, but Fernandinho misses his kick and Spurs are given a rare reprieve.

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Chance for Adebayor to mark his first appearance of the season with a goal. Great play by Dembele again as he plays in Adebayor, but his shot is kept out at the near post by Pantilimon.

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Spurs' midfielders are taking it in turns to try their luck from about 30 yards, this time Sandro has a go, but he drags his effort wide of the target.

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SUBSTITUTION: Final change for City as James Milner replaces Nasri. Maybe it could have been a good chance for Guidetti to get 15 minutes under his belt, though.

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A rare shot from Spurs as substitute Sigurdsson tries his luck from distance, but again, it's comfortable for Pantilimon to save.

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Another chance for City as Toure times his run well to meet Navas' pass across the edge of the area, but his shot curls over the crossbar.

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Dembele has certainly provided an injection of life into Spurs' performance. I do like watching him, strong on the ball, has good feet and forces opponents on the back foot.

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City look hungry for more goals. Good work by Navas down the right and he stands up a cross towards the middle of goal where Negredo heads over the bar.

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Aguero has been superb today and his partnership with Negredo gets better with every game, easily as good a pairing as Suarez/Sturridge and Rooney/Van Persie.

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SUBSTITUTION: No hat-trick for Aguero today as he is replaced by Javi Garcia.

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Even Fernandinho's feeling confident of scoring for City today. He has a bit of a wild swing with his right boot, but his shot is blocked on the edge of the area.

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For me, Zabaleta has shown Walker how a right-back should attack and defend today. He gets in space on the right, but his shot is well blocked by Sandro.

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Dembele looks to try and lift spirits as he skips past Fernandinho very easily before rifling in a low left-footed shot from 25 yards which Pantilimon saves well down to his right.

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Slightly surprised that Villas-Boas didn't take off Sandro. Not basing it on performance, but he's on a yellow card and given the game's gone, arguably it's not worth the risk of him getting sent off and picking up a one-match ban.

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SUBSTITUTION: Double change for Spurs as Sigurdsson comes on for Soldado, and Dembele is on for Paulinho.

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Spurs offer a little bit of life going forward, with Adebayor involved. The ball is cut back to the former City striker and his side-footed shot is deflected wide.

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Just before City's fifth goal, I was about to say Spurs should focus on damage limitation. Probably even more important to do that now!

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Fernandinho plays the ball into Negredo's feet and he turns brilliantly past a scrambling Dawson before firing a thumping shot past Lloris from the edge of the area.

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GOAL: It's now 5-0 as Negredo gets in on the act.

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This is starting to get embarrassing for Spurs now. Nasri gets in space down the left. It looks like he's attempting to chip a cross to the far post, but instead the ball loops over Lloris and comes back off the bar.

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Yaya Toure is played in behind the Spurs defence and he shows great strength to hold off a couple of challenges. Toure then displays great awareness to tee up Aguero for a confident first-time finish past Lloris.

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GOAL: Aguero scores his second of the game to make it 4-0.

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Spurs keep possession for a spell in the City half, but it's all played in front of the home defence.

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City look dangerous again as Aguero finds space in the box, but this time an excellent recovering tackle denies the Argentine striker a shooting chance.

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The introduction of Adebayor has matched Spurs up with City in terms of 4-4-2, but could conceivably leave them even more open defensively than they were in the first half.

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SUBSTITUTION: City also make a change as Joleon Lescott comes on for Nastasic, who appears to be injured.

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SUBSTITUTION: Spurs make a change at half-time with Emmanuel Adebayor coming on for his first appearance of the season. Holtby's gone off after a very disappointing performance.

Martin Sumpter, meanwhile, says: "Couldn't agree more. The man talks in riddles & is not open to changing tactics. All possession in most games & very little to show for it. Make Klinsmann an offer he can't refuse."

However, Spurs fan Lee isn't blaming Villas-Boas for the current situation, writing: "Disagree with sacking avb comment, spurs biggest problem is the lack of strikers. We need to get another 2 strikers soon. Coys."

Gino is another disgruntled Spurs fan to get in touch with the tag line 'Same old Spurs'. He writes: "Back to square one in so many ways. We seem to play like we are in a training session. Passing the ball once forward and twice back. Then give back to goalkeeper to kick it upfield dont see the point. We are all over the place. 3-0 could it get any worse???? AVB....... never believed in him and never will. Does not seem to have any plan that does not come with a BOOK. Shame because we have the squad but I dont think the right person in charge to get the best out of them."

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HT: Man City 3 Tottenham 0. City were in front after 15 seconds through Navas, and then were helped by Sandro's unfortunate own goal before Aguero scored the third. City always look dangerous going forward, with Spurs terrible in defence and not offering a real threat in attack. Plenty to think about for AVB at half-time.

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YELLOW CARD: Kyle Walker goes into Howard Webb's notebook this time as he tries to prevent Nasri from taking a quick free-kick. Silly yellow card to pick up.

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There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

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YELLOW CARD: Yaya Toure is booked for bringing down Lennon with a sliding challenge.

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Hard to believe Spurs had the best defence in the division going into the game. Just a little bit of movement from City's players is all it's taken to expose the space down the wings behind the full-backs.

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Spurs fan Chris is not happy and he emails in to say: "Until we sack avb we will get nowhere. Constantly turning towards our own goal and this is the result. Get rid of avb now!!"

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Half a chance for Spurs to get one back before half-time as Paulinho is played in on the right of the box, but his shot is wild and goes into the crowd.

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City's movement again exposes Spurs' defence as Zabaleta plays in Navas down the right wing. Navas' low across is far too good and Aguero side-foots almost nonchalantly beyond Lloris.

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GOAL: Aguero scores and it's far too easy for City.

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YELLOW CARD: Vertonghen is the second player to be booked as he slides in late on Zabaleta.

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Not even a half chance for Negredo that time as he shoots from about 30 yards and Lloris comfortably holds on to the effort.

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As with the first goal, it stemmed from a Lloris clearance that could have been much better, but once again the full-back was miles away from the centre-half. Walker, this time, left space for Nasri to get in behind to play the cross into Aguero.

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Aguero is again allowed too much space in the box as his volley is pushed out by Lloris to Negredo. The Spain striker's acrobatic effort is blocked on the line by Kaboul, but then ricochets off Sandro and into the net.

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GOAL: City make it 2-0, possibly an own goal after Negredo's shot is blocked.

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The game's gone flat in the last 10 minutes. Spurs need to pick up the tempo and look to exploit the lack of Demichelis' pace in the channel. It's already allowed Vertonghen one chance to get in.

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Good play by Yaya Toure there, using his strength to hold on to the ball before being brought down by Sandro. The Spurs midfielder is going to have to be careful with his challenges after being booked. He's also having to do a lot of chasing.

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City just waiting for their moment to catch Spurs on the counter, that time Nasri plays in Aguero down the left, but the striker's low cross is easily claimed by Lloris.

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The game largely seems to be bypassing the two central midfielders for both sides in terms of possession. Spurs certainly more threatening from wide.

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Brief stoppage in play as Sandro receives treatment after appearing to have been sick on the pitch! A splash of water and the regulatory walk off the pitch for the midfielder before he comes back on.

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Yet another poor corner from Holtby, swinging it far too deep into the box. Spurs have players who can attack the ball, so Holtby needs to improve his delivery.

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Vertonghen is offering a threat when he breaks from left-back and he gets in behind Demichelis on the left of the box before his shot from a tight angle is shovelled behind by Pantilimon.

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Aaron Lennon is looking Spurs' liveliest player so far and he does well on the right to beat Clichy and then Fernandinho before his cross is deflected away for a corner. Pantilimon fails to catch the cross, but gets away with it as Lamela fails to take advantage.

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City's defence certainly doesn't appear watertight and they allow Soldado to run unchallenged with the ball, but the striker's low shot from distance doesn't trouble Pantilimon, and goes across goal and wide.

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YELLOW CARD: As a result of Sandro's attempts to stop Aguero making progress down the left, the Tottenham midfielder becomes the first player booked.

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Aguero really is a joy to watch as he shows great strength down the left to hold off Sandro before winning a corner.

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The free-kick sees Holtby tee up Vertonghen for a shot and the Belgium international's low effort packs a bit of a punch, but it is comfortably held by Pantilimon.

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First corner for Spurs proves disappointing as Holtby's cross is easily cleared, but the visitors do win a free-kick when Kaboul is fouled 30 yards from goal.

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Good interplay by Spurs the down left-hand side, but Demichelis uses his experience to make a good sliding challenge on Vertonghen and then prevent the left-back from taking a quick throw-in.

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Possession stats so far show Spurs to have had 65% of the ball, yet City could quite easily have scored three times.

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Spurs not looking quite as decisive when it comes to the final third, despite plenty of the ball. Soldado had a chance to run at the defence, but then lacked options and support before losing the ball. A lack of support for Soldado was something touched upon by Sandro before the game.

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City look dangerous every time they break forward and could have gone 2-0 up again as Negredo plays in Nasri. But Sandro produces a brilliant sliding tackle in the area to win the ball from Nasri first before the City midfielder goes to ground under the challenge.

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A point in the Opta stats earlier about how many long throws Spurs have taken this season and a quick one this time gave them a half chance. Paulinho appeals for a penalty after claiming he's caught by Yaya Toure as he tries to reach the ball. Not a penalty for me.

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Spurs went into this game with the best defensive record in the division, but it's hard to tell so far. A lack of communication there between Lloris and Dawson as Navas chased a ball into the box. Fortunately for Spurs, no damage came of it.

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City should probably be 2-0 up. Aguero plays a great one-two with Negredo on the edge of the area and then possibly tries to be a little too cute in attempting to dink the ball over Lloris. There wasn't quite enough loft on his shot and Lloris reached up hand to make the save.

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Just seeing a replay of City's goal and Vertonghen was pretty slow to react to the situation as Navas went into the box to score.

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Tottenham could easily have equalised following a mistake from City keeper Pantilimon. He misses a low cross from Kyle Walker and Martin Demichelis then clears off the line from Erik Lamela.

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Tottenham being allowed to pass the ball around at the back, but there's a lack of movement early on from the front players.

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Lloris can make a case for having been the best keeper in the league this season, but what a mistake to make, especially given the scrutiny that Joe Hart has been under for Man City.

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Lloris' poor clearance goes straight to Sergio Aguero, whose shot is parried away by the Tottenham keeper. Jesus Navas is straight on to the rebound and curls the ball over Lloris. Tremendous start for City.

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GOAL! Manchester City have scored after just 15 seconds following a mistake from Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham get the game underway.

Just five minutes to kick-off and Super Sunday guest Glenn Hoddle feels it is a game that Manchester City must win and that Spurs would be the happier of the two teams with a draw.

Sandro has been talking in the build-up to this game about the fact that Spurs need to give Roberto Soldado more support. Three of Soldado's four league goals have been penalties this season, but what do Spurs need to do to get more out of the former Valencia striker, or make the most of his qualities?

What would a win for either team do for their respective Premier League title hopes today? And what would a defeat do as well? You can let me know your views at mark.buckingham@bskyb.com or @SkySportsbucko

Another reader following the commentary who is going for a City win is Gerry Larkin and he writes: "I think City will put down a marker today and beat Spurs 3 or even 4-1 with Aguero grabbing a brace."

A couple of interesting stats relating to Spurs now for you. Spurs have attempted the most shots at goal this season (157 - excluding blocked), but have the worst shot conversion rate (5.7%), while they have also made the most long throws in the Premier League this season (120) - at least 45 more than any other side.

There's still no Vincent Kompany for Man City today and Opta have some stats on the team's record with, and without, their captain. City have lost seven of the 26 Premier League games that Kompany hasn't started since the start of the 2011-12 season (27%), compared to just 13% (8 of 61) when he's started. How much of a miss is the Belgian defender?

Manchester City are strong favourites to win today and have won the last three meetings with Spurs at the Etihad Stadium. However, in total, Spurs have won seven of their last 12 Premier League trips to City, so can they end their hosts' 100 per cent home record today?

And Daniel Rogers writes: "I would have rested Townsend mid-week as opposed to against Man City. Defoe looked over again! I'm predicting Man City 2-0 with Navas getting both assist."

However, a couple of Daniels are going for City to win, with Daniel Cannon from Ireland saying: "Predicting a big win for City against an unsettled spurs side... Could be 3 or 4 in it."

Ryan Simpson is also going for a Spurs win, particularly with Joe Hart not in goal for City. He says: "Hart not in net could be a bonus for tottenham. I say spurs win 4-2!"

Zeeshan Cats emails in to say: "If Holtby and Lamela combine well I think tottenham can win. Still going for a 1-0 scoreline. COYS."

Sergio Aguero has scored eight Premier League goals this season, just one fewer than Spurs' total, and heads Sky Bet's first goalscorer betting at 4/1, with four City players considered a shorter price than the visitors' main threat Roberto Soldado, who has had his price to break the deadlock boosted to 9/1. Spurs are 5/1 to win, with the hosts heavily fancied by the bookmakers at 8/13.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have picked up the same number of points away from home as they have at White Hart Lane. Andre Villas-Boas' side have already won at Crystal Palace, Cardiff and Aston Villa this season, without conceding a goal, and a win could see Spurs end the day in fourth place, depending upon Manchester United's result at Cardiff in the second Super Sunday game.

Manchester City have been a bit Jekyll and Hyde this season after winning all five games at home, scoring 20 goals and conceding just two in the process. However, away from home, they have won just one in six and slipped to ninth in the table after Newcastle beat Norwich yesterday.

And @slaterjoshua14 tweets: "I'm a arsenal fan and I don't want any team to win so I'm saying a stalemate"

@NathanHobill tweets in to say: "Prediction for Man City v Tottenham- I think it will finish 2-2 goals coming from Soldado, Aguero and maybe Negredo."

Ian Ashman has got in touch from slightly further afield and he says: "Hola Mark. Warm greetings from an exiled City fan in Mallorca. Not an easy game for either side, but I'm going for the Blues to nick this one 2-1, goals from the beauty (kun) & the beast (Negredo), Lennon for the whites. Come on city."

Chris Green from Huddersfield has got in touch and he writes: "Manchester City's record at the Eithad is impeccable, but I think that record could be under serious threat this afternoon if Spurs can come here and show that they are still capable of mounting a challenge for the Premier League title."

Man City subs: Hart, Lescott, Richards, Guidetti, Garcia, Milner, Dzeko.

Manchester City also have a player among the substitutes hoping to make a first appearance of the season as John Guidetti is available after injury.

Tottenham subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Dembele, Townsend, Adebayor, Defoe, Sigurdsson.

As for the subs, former Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is on the bench and he could make his first appearance of the season for Spurs today.

Tottenham team: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Sandro; Lennon, Holtby, Lamela; Soldado.

As for Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas has made six changes from the side which lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle United prior to the international break. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is back in place of Brad Friedel after he suffered concussion against Everton earlier this month, while there is a first Premier League start for record signing Erik Lamela. Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Aaron Lennon and Lewis Holtby also start, as Vlad Chiriches, Mousa Dembele, Andros Townsend, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Christian Eriksen drop out.

Man City team: Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy; Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri; Negredo, Aguero.

Of those five changes for City, three are in defence as Pablo Zabaleta, Matija Nastasic and Gael Clichy return at the expense of Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott and Aleksandar Kolarov. In midfield, Jesus Navas and Fernandinho come in for James Milner and Javi Garcia.

The team news is in for Manchester City and there is still no recall to the starting line-up for England goalkeeper Joe Hart as Costel Pantilimon retains his place. City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made five changes from the team which lost 1-0 at Sunderland in their last match before the international break.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:45
Newcastle v Liverpool  
15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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