For the 29th time this season, there has been a change atop the Premier League table. Liverpool is back in first place with a 3-0 victory against Huddersfield on Friday, jumping Manchester City. On Friday, the Reds kicked off Matchday 36 at Anfield to shift the pressure back on City ahead of its trip to Burnley on Sunday. Liverpool holds a 2-point lead atop the table back with two games remaining, while City can go back into first with this weekend.

Meanwhile, Tottenham stumbled a bit in the top-four race by suffering its first loss at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, falling to West Ham, and we now have our first promoted team: Norwich City. 

Here’s what to know and see about the Premier League’s Matchday 36.

Premier League scores, schedule for Matchday 36

Friday, April 26
Liverpool 5, Huddersfield 0

Saturday, April 27
West Ham 1, Tottenham 0 
Fulham 1, Cardiff City 0
Southampton 3, Bournemouth 0
Crystal Palace 0, Everton 0
Wolves 2, Watford 1
Brighton 1, Newcastle 0

Sunday, April 28
Leicester City vs. Arsenal, 7 a.m. ET  — stream via fuboTV (Try for free)     
Burnley vs. Manchester City, 9:05 a.m. ET  — stream via fuboTV (Try for free)     
Manchester United vs. Chelsea, 11:30 a.m. ET — stream via fuboTV (Try for free)    

Liverpool makes it look easy vs. Huddersfield

A Naby Keita goal only 15 seconds in was enough for Liverpool, but the Reds went on to score four more times in a 5-0 rout of  Huddersfield. Mohamed Salah scored twice to move to 21 goals on the league season, and Sadio Mane added two more to move to 20. Salah and Mane are the first two players in the league to reach the 20-goal mark this season.

The victory puts Liverpool back in first place ahead of Manchester City’s match on Sunday away to Burnley.

It was quite the cakewalk for Jurgen Klopp’s team with the result never in doubt, especially after the first quarter-minute. Salah continued his lovely recent form, and he showed off some flair with this nifty finish to make it 3-0:

Now, all eyes are on City for Sunday. Liverpool needs City to drop points in one of its final three games to have a shot to win its first Premier League title. 

Antonio fires Hammers past Spurs

With Champions League semifinal action on Tuesday, Tottenham might have just looked past West Ham. Without Harry Kane, Spurs had only four shots on goal and fell 1-0 to the Hammers. It’s a hit to their top-four hopes, but the team is still in third place with a 3-point lead on Chelsea.

Spurs didn’t play poorly and almost scored late, but it was this goal from Michail Antonio that carried West Ham to the three points. Note the finish, but the assist from Marko Arnautovic was something else:

Brighton inching closer to safety 

While Southampton’s draw ensured safety, it never really felt like as of late that they would be relegated. It’s come down to Cardiff City and Brighton, and it looks like it will be Brighton that stays up. The club got a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, while Cardiff lost 1-0 to Fulham. As a result, Brighton now leads by four points with six to go. Cardiff is likely going to need to win its last two to have a chance at staying up. 

But credit to Brighton who have squeaked out two draws in the last three matches. It’s eight draws on the season have made all the difference. One of the worst attacking teams in the league, Brighton has gone seven league games without a win but still look to be safe:

Norwich City becomes first promoted team

Norwich City will be back in the Premier League next season. The Canaries earned promotion with a 2-1 win over Blackburn on Saturday, moving the club to 91 points in the EFL Championship table with a game to go. The club can win the title in the Championship with just a draw next time out against Aston Villa, to add to a season where Norwich City returns to the top flight for the first since the 2015-16 season. That’s the season in which Leicester City won the Premier League, with Norwich being relegated with Newcastle and Aston Villa. 

Top-four race

City has to get a win at Burnley on Sunday to get back into first place. 

POS CLUB GP GD PTS

1

Liverpool

36

+64

91

2

Manchester City

35

+67

89

3

Tottenham

36

+29

70

4

Chelsea

35

+21

67

5

Arsenal

35

+23

66

6.

Manchester United

35

+13

64

Relegation battle

Cardiff City is running out of time. A loss at Fulham on Saturday might be the nail in the coffin. The bottom three go down to the EFL Championship.

POS CLUB GP GD PTS

16.

Southampton

36

-17

38

17.

Brighton

36

-22

35

18. 

Cardiff City

36

-36

31

19.

Fulham*

36

-42

26

20.

Huddersfield*

36

-54

14

*Officially relegated

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