Premier League Top Scorers 2022/23: Erling Haaland Leads Golden Boot Race As Harry Kane Keeps Pace

Premier League Top Scorers 2022/23: Erling Haaland Leads Golden Boot Race As Harry Kane Keeps Pace

Fred Kennedy
March 23, 2023 at 10:45 AM
  • Erling Haaland remains the firm favourite to win the Premier League Golden Boot award this season
  • The Manchester City striker has been in sensational form in his debut season in the English top flight
  • However, he faces stiff competition from Tottenham's Harry Kane in his bid to win the league crown

The race for this season's Premier League Golden Boot award is slowly taking shape, with a few matches left to end the season.

Manchester City hotshot, Erling Haaland remains the outright favourite to cart home the prestigious award in his debut season in the EPL.

Haaland has enjoyed an impressive start to life since he joined City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022.

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Erling Haaland celebrates his hat-trick during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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The Norwegian ace has been firing on all cylinders, with his incisiveness in front of the goal seeing him score an eyewatering 28 goals in the English top flight.

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The tally has Haaland topping the goal-scorers charts ahead of three-time Golden Boot award winner, Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.

Kane keeping pace with Haaland

Despite Spurs' on-field and off-field struggles, Kane has been in his usual sensational form under Antonio Conte.

The England international has scored 21 league goals so far this term to sit second on the goal-scorers charts.

Kane is just seven goals behind Haaland and will be keen to add to his tally after the international break.

Meanwhile, Brentford superstar, Ivan Toney is third with 16 goals to his name, with Manchester United in-form forward, Marcus Rashford placed fourth with 14 goals.

In spite of Arsenal topping the Premier League standings, their leading goalscorer, Gabriel Martinelli is placed fifth on the goal-scorers charts.

The Brazilian ace has been in incredible form this term, having already netted 14 times in the Premier League.

The current EPL top scorers:

1. Erling Haaland (Man City) - 28 goals

2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 21 goals

3. Ivan Toney (Brentford) - 16 goals

4. Marcus Rashford (Man United) - 14 goals

5. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) - 13 goals

6. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) - 12 goals

7. Miguel Almiron (Newcastle) - 11 goals

8. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) - 11 goals

9. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 11 goals

10. Rodrigo (Leeds) - 11 goals

Updated Ballon d'Or rankings

Sports Brief also reported on Lionel Messi remaining the front-runner to win a record eighth Ballon d'Or title at the ceremony around October this year.

His World Cup heroics with Argentina have given him a head start over Kylian Mbappe, who almost single-handedly won the World Cup for France.

All this was before Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Champions League by a ruthless Bayern Munich, which could impact the rankings.

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