Mid-season reports 2013-14

Ross McCormack of Leeds United celebrates scoring during their Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road Stadium on October 20, 2013
Mid-season report: Leeds United
Sports Mole reviews the first half of playoff-chasing Leeds United's season, which was dominated by Ross McCormack's goalscoring exploits.
Jan 3, 11:35
A general shot of Ipswich Town's home ground Portman Road on March 15, 2011
Mid-season report: Ipswich Town
Sports Mole remembers a resilient first half of the Championship season for playoff-chasing Ipswich Town.
Jan 2, 14:33
Burnley manager Sean Dyche smiles during his team's match against QPR on October 26, 2013
Mid-season report: Burnley
Sports Mole looks back on a memorable first half of the campaign for Sean Dyche's Burnley in the Championship.
Jan 2, 12:47
Charlton's Dale Stephens celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Sheffield Wednesday during their Championship match on December 29, 2013
Mid-season report: Charlton Athletic
Sports Mole recaps Charlton Athletic's first half of the season in which the Championship outfit have failed to record consecutive wins.
Jan 1, 18:57
Greg Halford of Nottingham Forest celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Nottingham Forest at Madejski Stadium on January 01, 2014
Mid-season report: Nottingham Forest
Sports Mole recaps a first half of the season for Nottingham Forest which has left them well placed to mount an automatic promotion charge.
Jan 1, 18:51
Byron Webster of Yeovil celebrates after opening the scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Yeovil Town at Vicarage Road on November 30, 2013
Mid-season report: Yeovil Town
Sports Mole looks back at the first half Yeovil Town's Championship season.
Jan 1, 14:46
David Cotterill of Doncaster celebrates scoring to make it 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Doncaster Rovers on December 3, 2013
Mid-season report: Doncaster Rovers
Sports Mole looks back at the first half of the season for Doncaster Rovers in the Championship.
Jan 1, 13:21
Manager Giuseppe Sannino of Watford after the final whistle of the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Watford at Portman Road on December 21, 2013
Mid-season report: Watford
Sports Mole looks back at the first half of the season for Watford in the Championship.
Jan 1, 13:11
A general view of The Amex, or Falmer Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion on September 21, 2011
Mid-season report: Brighton & Hove Albion
Sports Mole recalls the first half of the Championship season for Oscar Garcia's Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jan 1, 13:07
New Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka poses with the club shirt as he is unveiled at Rockliffe Park on November 13, 2013
Mid-season report: Middlesbrough
Sports Mole recaps Middlesbrough's first half of the season.
Jan 1, 12:42
Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones on March 31, 2012
Mid-season report: Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole reviews relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday's poor first half of the Championship campaign.
Jan 1, 09:52
A general view of Huddersfield Town's John Smith's Stadium on March 24, 2012
Mid-season report: Huddersfield Town
Sports Mole looks back on Huddersfield Town's first half of the Championship season thus far.
Jan 1, 02:11
Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Jozy Altidore during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on December 07, 2013
Mid-season report: Sunderland
Sports Mole looks back at the first four-and-a-half months of what has been a troubled season for Sunderland.
Jan 1, 00:53
Derby's Jamie Ward in action against Leeds on October 5, 2013
Mid-season report: Derby County
Sports Mole reviews the rise and rise of Derby County under Steve McClaren so far this season.
Dec 31, 21:06
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad on November 9, 2013
Mid-season report: Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects how Real Madrid have performed in the first half of the season.
Dec 31, 20:53
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe smiles during a pre-season friendly on July 13, 2013
Mid-season report: Bournemouth
Sports Mole recalls an encouraging first half of the season for Bournemouth, back in the Championship for the first time in 24 years.
Dec 31, 20:46
Southampton's Jay Rodriguez celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's opening goal against Aston Villa during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
Mid-season report: Southampton
Sports Mole looks back at the first four-and-a-half months of what has been a remarkable season for Southampton.
Dec 31, 20:22
Atletico Madrid's Forward Oliver celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Betis at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on October 27, 2013
Mid-season report: Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole recaps an incredible first half of the season for La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
Dec 31, 20:19
Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Cartagena during their Copa del Rey match on December 17, 2013
Mid-season report: Barcelona
Sports Mole recaps Barcelona's first half of the 2013-14 season.
Dec 31, 20:18
New manager of Wigan Athletic, Uwe Rosler, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic at Hillsborough Stadium on December 18, 2013
Mid-season report: Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole looks back at Wigan Athletic's first half of the 2013-14 Championship season.
Dec 31, 19:22
A general view of the Madejski Stadium, home to Reading FC, on December 10, 2011
Mid-season report: Reading
Sports Mole looks back at Reading's first half of the 2013-14 Championship season.
Dec 31, 19:07
Charlie Austin of QPR scores the first goal of Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Bournemouth on December 3, 2013
Mid-season report: Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole looks back at Queens Park Rangers' first half of the 2013-14 Championship season.
Dec 31, 18:51
Steve Lomas, manager of Millwall looks on from the dugout before the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Yeovil Town at The Den on August 03, 2013
Mid-season report: Millwall
Sports Mole looks back at Millwall's first half of the 2013-14 Championship season.
Dec 31, 18:37
Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Swansea City on December 22, 2013
Mid-season report: Everton
Sports Mole recaps Everton's first half of the season during which they went from strength to strength under new boss Roberto Martinez.
Dec 31, 18:27
Tottenham's Mousa Dembele is mobbed by teammates after scoring the second goal against Stoke during their Premier League match on December 29, 2013
Mid-season report: Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole recaps what has been a turbulent first half to the 2013-14 season for Tottenham Hotspur.
Dec 31, 18:12
A general shot of the outside of Bolton Wanderers' Reebok Stadium on November 6, 2011
Mid-season report: Bolton Wanderers
Sports Mole looks back at a largely disappointing first half of the season for Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.
Dec 31, 17:47
A general view of Blackpool's home ground Bloomfield Road on February 23, 2013
Mid-season report: Blackpool
Sports Mole assesses an up-then-down 2013 half of the season for Blackpool.
Dec 31, 17:25
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Ryan Shawcross after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on November 02, 2013
Mid-season report: Stoke City
Sports Mole recaps the first four-and-a-half months of Mark Hughes's maiden campaign in charge of Stoke City.
Dec 31, 16:53
West Ham United's English striker Carlton Cole celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, in east London on December 26, 2013
Mid-season report: West Ham United
Sports Mole looks back at the first half of the season for West Ham United.
Dec 31, 16:46
Newcastle United's French striker Loic Remy celebrates scoring their first goal with Newcastle United's French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at at St James' Park in Newca
Mid-season report: Newcastle United
Sports Mole looks back at Newcastle United's first 19 games of the 2013-14 Premier League season.
Dec 31, 16:39
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Sunderland during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
Mid-season report: Chelsea
Sports Mole recaps how Chelsea have done in the first half of the season following Jose Mourinho's popular return to Stamford Bridge.
Dec 31, 16:17
Norwich's Gary Hooper celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with team mates Robert Snodgrass, Leroy Fer and Johan Elmander during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Fulham at Carrow Road on December 26, 2013
Mid-season report: Norwich City
Sports Mole looks back at Norwich City's first half of the 2013-14 Premier League season.
Dec 31, 15:44
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League Match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013
Mid-season report: Manchester United
Sports Mole reflects on how Manchester United have fared so far this season under the management of David Moyes.
Dec 31, 15:19
George Boyd of Hull City congratulates team-mate Ahmed Elmohamady after scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Fulham on December 28, 2013
Mid-season report: Hull City
Sports Mole recaps a solid first half of the season for newly-promoted Hull City
Dec 31, 15:12
Bryan Ruiz of Fulham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 28, 2013
Mid-season report: Fulham
Sports Mole recaps a difficult first half of the season for the Cottagers
Dec 31, 15:06
Marouane Chamakh of Crystal Palace is surrounded by team mates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on December 07, 2013
Mid-season report: Crystal Palace
Sports Mole recaps a difficult first half of the season for the promoted Eagles
Dec 31, 15:01
Steven Caulker of Cardiff City and Shane Long of West Bromwich Albion chase the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion at Cardiff City Stadium on December 14, 2013
Mid-season report: Cardiff City
Sports Mole recaps an interesting and controversial first half of the season for the Bluebirds.
Dec 31, 14:42
Christian Benteke of Aston Villa looks dejected following Everton's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match on October 26, 2013
Mid-season report: Aston Villa
Sports Mole recaps Aston Villa's first half of the season, during which their home struggles have seen them sucked them into relegation trouble.
Dec 31, 14:00
Swansea's Wilfried Bony and St Gallen's Muhamed Demiri in action during their Europa League group match on December 12, 2013
Mid-season report: Swansea City
Sports Mole recaps Swansea City's first four-and-a-half months of the 2013-14 season, which has seen the Welsh side play 30 games in all competitions.
Dec 31, 13:43
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on October 27, 2013
Mid-season report: Manchester City
As the Premier League reaches its midway point, Sports Mole looks back over the opening five months from a Manchester City viewpoint.
Dec 31, 13:20

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea14111232112134
2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1493235181730
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd145631916321
7West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
8Everton145541716120
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Bournemouth145361922-318
11Watford145361824-618
12Southampton144551315-217
13Middlesbrough143651315-215
14Crystal Palace144282426-214
15Burnley144281223-1114
16Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Sunderland143291424-1011
19Hull City143291129-1811
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159