Chelsea winger Willian saves his team against Everton
Premier League leaders Chelsea narrowly beat Everton 1-0 at home; The Blues Brazilian winger finds net in 89th minute.

Chelsea edged past Everton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in London in their English Premier League match on Wednesday night.

The Blues' Brazilian winger Willian found the back of the net in the 89th minute.

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry was sent off near the end of the game. League leaders Chelsea have now accumulated 59 points, securing a seven-point gap at the top of the league.

Chelsea's closest opponents in the table, Manchester City, did not let the league leaders increase their margin as they cruised past Stoke City 4-1 in an away match on Wednesday.

Manchester City's Argentine star Sergio Aguero scored twice. Other scorers for Manchester City were English winger James Milner and French midfielder Samir Nasri. English striker Peter Crouch found the net for Stoke City.

Manchester United won against Burnley 3-1 at their home ground, Old Trafford. United's English center-back Chris Smalling scored twice and their Dutch striker Robin van Persie scored from the penalty spot near the end of the match.

Manchester United are currently third in the standings with 47 points.

London side Arsenal narrowly defeated Leicester City 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Goals by French defender Laurent Koscielny and English wing forward Theo Walcott secured the win for The Gunners.

With 45 points, Arsenal are currently fifth place in the English Premier League standings.

Results are as follows:

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City

Hull City 2-0 Aston Villa

Sunderland 0-2 Queens Park Rangers

Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City

Manchester United 3-1 Burnley

Southampton 0-0 West Ham United

Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Swansea City

 

Standings in Premier League are as follows:

RankTeamPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
1Chelsea25185255213459
2Manchester City25157351252652
3Manchester United25138443241947
4Southampton25144738172146
5Arsenal25136647281945
6Tottenham Hotspur2513483934543
7Liverpool2512673629742
8West Ham United2510873628838
9Swansea City259792833-534
10Stoke City2596102833-533
11Newcastle United258893137-632
12Everton2569103135-427
13Crystal Palace2569102735-827
14West Bromwich Albion2568112434-1026
15Sunderland2541292236-1424
16Hull City2558122334-1123
17Queens Park Rangers2564152643-1722
18Aston Villa2557131234-2222
19Burnley2549122443-1921
20Leicester City2545162240-1817
 

Top scorers:

Diego Costa (Chelsea) 17 goals

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 16 goals

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 13 goals

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 13 goals

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 12 goals

 

Upcoming fixtures are as follows:

February 21, Saturday

Aston Villa vs Stoke City

Chelsea vs Burnley

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Hull City vs Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland vs West Bromwich Albion

Swansea City vs Manchester United

Manchester City vs Newcastle United

 

February 22, Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United

Everton vs Leicester City

Southampton vs Liverpool

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