Premier League Winners and Losers After Tuesday’s Updated Week 15 EPL Table

Premier League Winners and Losers After Tuesday’s Updated Week 15 EPL Table

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on December 3, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Manchester City are up to second in the Premier League table, as Gabriel Jesus inspired them to a 4-1 victory at Burnley on Tuesday. 

The Brazilian starlet netted two excellent goals either side of half time at Turf Moor, ending a run of eight games without a goal; Rodri and Riyad Mahrez added the gloss to the scoreline before Robbie Brady netted a consolation.

City are now eight points back on leaders Liverpool, who have their game in hand against local rivals Everton on Wednesday.

In the earlier fixture, Crystal Palace recovered from the 20th-minute sending off of Mamadou Sakho, with Jeffrey Schlupp’s goal enough to sink Bournemouth 1-0 at Selhurst Park. The win was enough to push Roy Hodgson’s side up into fifth in the table.

Here are the midweek fixtures in full, the updated standings after Tuesday’s matches and a look at the big storylines from the two fixtures.

Week 15 Schedule

Tuesday, December 3

Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth

Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

   

Wednesday, December 5

7:30 p.m. – Chelsea vs. Aston Villa

7:30 p.m. – Leicester City vs. Watford

7:30 p.m. – Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

7:30 p.m. – Southampton vs. Norwich City

7:30 p.m. – Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. West Ham United

8:15 p.m. – Liverpool vs. Everton

   

Thursday, December 6

7:30 p.m. – Sheffield United vs. Newcastle United

8:30 p.m. – Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

    

Premier League Standings (Position, Team, Played, Goal Difference, Points):

1 Liverpool 14, +20, 40

2 Manchester City 15, +26, 32

3 Leicester 14, +24, 32

4 Chelsea 14, +8, 26

5 Crystal Palace 15, -4, 21

6 Tottenham 14, +3, 20

7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14, +2, 20

8 Sheffield United 14, +4, 19

9 Arsenal 14, -1, 19

10 Manchester United 14, +4, 18

11 Burnley 15, -3, 18

12 Bournemouth 15, -3, 16

13 West Ham 14, -6, 16

14 Newcastle United 14, -9, 16

15 Aston Villa 14, -1, 15

16 Brighton 14, -5, 15

17 Everton 14, -8, 14

18 Southampton 14, -17, 12

19 Norwich 14, -15, 11

20 Watford 14, -19, 8

   

Winners

Gabriel Jesus

With Sergio Aguero sidelined because of injury the pressure has been on Jesus to step up for City. With no goals in his previous eight games, he’s struggled to do so.

That changed on Tuesday, as the Brazil international tore the Clarets to pieces. The forward opened the scoring for his team with this glorious finish:

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