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Liverpool grabs top spot in latest BPL Power Rankings

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TSN.ca Staff
4/4/2014 2:00:46 PM
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TSN.ca 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 TSN.ca'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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