EPL Week 36 Scores, Table and Top Scorers

Manchester City hit 102 Premier League goals for the season as they crushed West Ham United 4-1 at the London Stadium on Sunday.

The win moves the champions onto 93 points but leaves West Ham still in a tricky position. Manager David Moyes’ side are just three points above the relegation zone with three games left to play.

Manchester United strengthened their grip on second place with a 2-1 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford. Marouane Fellaini’s late winner means the Red Devils are now five points clear of Liverpool and have played a game less than the Reds.

Here’s a look Sunday’s results, the table and top scorers, as well as a recap of the best action.

West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City

Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

Premier League Table (games played, goal difference, points)

1. Manchester City: 35, +76, 93

2. Manchester United: 35, +40, 77

3. Liverpool: 36, +43, 72

4. Tottenham Hotspur: 34, +35, 68

5. Chelsea: 35, +26, 66

6. Arsenal: 35, +19, 57

7. Burnley: 36, +3, 54

8. Everton: 36, -12, 48

9. Leicester City: 35, -3, 44

10. Newcastle United: 35, -9, 41

11. Crystal Palace: 36, -13, 38

12. Bournemouth: 36, -18, 38

13. Watford: 35, -18, 38

14. Brighton & Hove Albion: 35, -15, 37

15. West Ham United: 35, -24, 35

16. Huddersfield Town: 35, -29, 35

17. Swansea City: 35, -25, 33

18. Southampton: 35, -19, 32

19. Stoke City: 36, -33, 30

20. West Bromwich Albion: 36, -24, 28

Premier League Top Scorers

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, 31 goals

Harry Kane, Tottenham, 26 goals

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City, 21 goals

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, 18 goals

Jamie Vardy, Leicester City, 17 goals

Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United, 16 goals

Roberto Firmino, Liverpool, 15 goals

Sunday Recap

Champions Manchester City put on a masterclass against West Ham, as they scored four and could easily have had more.

Leroy Sane opened the scoring after just 13 minutes, as his shot deflected off Patrice Evra and wrong-footed Adrian in the West Ham goal.

An unfortunate own goal from former City defender Pablo Zabaleta saw the visitors double their lead and also make it 100 top-flight goals for the season.

Aaron Cresswell gave West Ham brief hope, as he curled a free-kick past Ederson just before half-time, but City responded well after the break with Raheem Sterling the star of the show.

The England international teed up Gabriel Jesus and then Fernandinho, and he recorded three assists in a match for the first time in his career, as he had earlier set up Sane, per Opta:

Sterling was also denied a penalty after Cresswell brought him down, and Adrian denied an effort from him.

City played with the swagger of champions throughout, and their 30th Premier League win of the season equals Chelsea’s record:

Manager Pep Guardiola’s side still have three games left to play and look set to break more records in what has been a fantastic season for the Citizens.

Later on Sunday, Arsene Wenger took his team to Old Trafford for the last time as Arsenal manager and received a warm welcome from the crowd, per Goal’s Kris Voakes:

Former rival and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson presented the Frenchman with a gift. Manager Jose Mourinho also joined in with the pre-match pleasantries, as shown by Arsenal:

Arsenal rested plenty of first-teamers ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg at Atletico Madrid in mind. James Olley at the Evening Standard shared the two teams:

The hosts were less generous on the pitch, as they took the lead on 16 minutes. Former Gunner Alexis Sanchez headed Romelu Lukaku’s cross onto the post, and Paul Pogba volleyed home the rebound.

Suddenly, with the end of the Premier League season clearly in sight, the top flight feels alive again.

After last weekend’s results, the fight to stay afloat in the division is back on, as Southampton—still in 18th place—are breathing down the necks of Swansea City, Huddersfield Town and West Ham United.

Manager Mark Hughes takes his Saints side to Everton on Saturday evening seeking to keep their positive momentum going.

Elsewhere, the battle for the top four isn’t done yet, as Chelsea will be hoping either Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur slip up in forthcoming clashes. The Blues welcome the Merseyside giants to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for what should be an absorbing encounter.

Here are the fixtures from the penultimate weekend of Premier League games and a focus on a couple of the standout encounters.

Friday, May 4

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United

Saturday, May 5

Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace

Bournemouth vs. Swansea City

Leicester City vs. West Ham United

Watford vs. Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Everton vs. Southampton

Sunday, May 6

Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town

Chelsea vs. Liverpool

Arsenal vs. Burnley

Everton vs. Southampton

Suddenly, with the end of the Premier League season clearly in sight, the top flight feels alive again.

After last weekend’s results, the fight to stay afloat in the division is back on, as Southampton—still in 18th place—are breathing down the necks of Swansea City, Huddersfield Town and West Ham United.

Manager Mark Hughes takes his Saints side to Everton on Saturday evening seeking to keep their positive momentum going.

Elsewhere, the battle for the top four isn’t done yet, as Chelsea will be hoping either Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur slip up in forthcoming clashes. The Blues welcome the Merseyside giants to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for what should be an absorbing encounter.

Everton vs. Southampton

It was all or nothing for Southampton a week ago, as only three points would do against Bournemouth if they were to keep their slender hopes of survival alive.

Hughes would have been delighted with the performance the team turned in, with Dusan Tadic becoming a two-goal hero in the 2-1 win. The relief was palpable at St Mary’s Stadium and will have intensified when Swansea lost to Chelsea later in the day.

Saints remain in 18th, a point behind Swansea and three behind Huddersfield and West Ham. With a showdown with champions Manchester City on the final day, this clash on Saturday is so important.

Southampton will feel they can get something from Goodison too. While the Toffees have pulled clear of trouble under Sam Allardyce, supporters remain unhappy with the manager, and a strong start from the visitors could trigger a testing atmosphere for the home players.

As noted by Tony Scott of the Liverpool Echo, it’s been a mixed bag for Everton under the former England manager:

They have been strong at home, though, and will be a difficult nut to crack under Allardyce. Saints will have to settle for a point ahead of what promises to be a huge game against Swansea on May 8.

Chelsea vs. Liverpool

A victory for Tottenham over Watford on Monday meant Spurs moved five points ahead of Chelsea again in the table. But the Blues will hope they can make things nervy for Liverpool with victory on Sunday.

Chelsea are six points behind Liverpool with a game in hand, meaning victory at the weekend and their extra fixture could set up a nail-biting final day for the Reds. The Blues also meet Huddersfield at home on May 9.

After a tough start to the year, manager Antonio Conte has found a way of getting results out of this side again, keeping their slender hopes of Champions League football alive for next term; this Liverpool side will not be easy to get the better of, though.

For Chelsea supporters, it will be another reminder of what the team let go in Mohamed Salah. As noted by WhoScored.com, only the great Lionel Messi has been more prolific than the Egypt international this term:

After their trip to Rome in midweek for the UEFA Champions League semi-final, there’s a chance Liverpool may be a little jaded, and manager Jurgen Klopp may bring fresh legs into the XI with a final in mind.

Chelsea will be keen to impress against their longstanding rivals and keep both Liverpool and Spurs on edge on the final weekend. But the Reds have the firepower to match the Londoners in what should be an intriguing game.

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    1. Yes you are right sir, the league ended last weekend and week 37 games were played on weekdays that’s why I had to wait till this weekend to update week 37 and 38 which is the final rounds.

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