Liverpool grabs top spot in latest BPL Power Rankings

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4/4/2014 2:00:46 PM
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Text Size presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season. Rankings were weighted evenly between separate lists made by TSN Radio host and soccer analyst Gareth Wheeler as well as's soccer editors.

1. Liverpool (Last Week-3)

Another exciting performance for the league's best offensive team saw Liverpool grab a 4-0 victory over Tottenham at Anfield.  After a Younes Kaboul second minute own goal, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson did the damage to secure the win.

2. Manchester City (LW-2)

David Silva fired Manchester City into the lead but they were not able to capitalize on any further chances and were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

3. Chelsea (LW-1)

John Terry was the difference, unfortunately it was thanks to the own goal that he scored to give Crystal Palace an advantage they would never surrender in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea.

4. Arsenal (LW-4)

Mathieu Flamini's 53rd minute goal allowed Arsenal to earn a home point in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.  They had fallen behind after 18 minutes but worked back into the game.

5. Everton (LW-5)

Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith added to a David Stockdale own goal to give Everton a 3-1 victory over Fulham.

6. Manchester United (LW-7)

Wayne Rooney scored twice, including once from the penalty spot, adding to goals from Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez to lead the Champions from Manchester United to a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa.

7. Tottenham (LW-6)

It was a tough day at Anfield for Tottenham, as they slumped to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.  They went behind after two minutes thanks to an own goal and never recovered.

8. Southampton (LW-8)

Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez twice were more than enough to lead Southampton to a 4-0 rout of Newcastle United.  The Saints leapfrogged Newcastle with the victory.

9. Stoke City (LW-10)

Peter Odemwingie's 62nd minute marker was the difference as Stoke earned a 1-0 victory over Hull City at Britannia Stadium.  The Potters continue their quest to finish in the top half of the table.

10. Newcastle United (LW-9)

Alan Pardew was allowed back in a BPL stadium for the first time since his head butting incident with Hull's David Meyler but it wasn't enough to inspire his Newcastle side as they were buried 4-0 by Southampton.

11. West Ham United (LW-12)

Andy Carroll and Mohamed Diame were both on target as West Ham claimed all three points in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland.

12. Swansea City (LW-14)

Jonathan de Guzman fired home twice in eight minutes to help give Swansea City and easy victory over Norwich City 3-0 at Liberty Stadium.

13. Aston Villa (LW-11)

Ashley Westwood gave Villa the lead after 13 minutes but they were second best following the goal as they conceded four on their way to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

14. Hull City (LW-13)

David Meyler had the best chance for Hull but they weren't able to find an equalizer as they dropped a 1-0 contest to Stoke City on the road.

15. Crystal Palace (LW-17)

Upset of the week goes to Crystal Palace who had a huge impact on the title race with their 1-0 victory over Chelsea.  John Terry was credited with the own goal that would prove to be the margin of victory for Palace.

16. Norwich City (LW-15)

Surrendering two first half goals put the contest out of reach after 38 minutes as Norwich dropped a 3-0 contest to Swansea City.

17. West Bromwich Albion (LW-16)

Morgan Amalfitano, Graham Dorrans and Thievy Bifouma all scored for West Brom as they picked up a point against Cardiff City in a game with a wild finish.  The Baggies took a stoppage time lead, only to have the Welsh side equalize right at the death.

18. Sunderland (LW-18)

Adam Johnson's 66th minute marker was not enough as Sunderland fell to West Ham United 2-1.

19. Cardiff City (LW-20)

Mats Daehli scored for Cardiff City, five minutes into second half stoppage time, to rescue a point in a 3-3 draw with West Brom.  Cardiff had conceded a go ahead goal that looked like a match winner just one minute earlier.

20. Fulham (LW-19)

Fulham hung tough with Everton, equalizing after falling behind thanks to an own goal.  In the end they didn't have enough as they were dropped 3-1.

Luis Suarez (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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