Premier League Golden Boot Race: Haaland Extends Lead Over Palmer After 4 Goal Barrage vs Wolves

Premier League Golden Boot Race: Haaland Extends Lead Over Palmer After 4 Goal Barrage vs Wolves

Joel Reyes
updated at May 6, 2024 at 6:11 AM
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  • Erling Haaland extended his lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race over the weekend
  • Chelsea's Cole Palmer remained in second place after scoring once against West Ham United
  • Alexander Isak moved up to third place after netting a goal for Newcastle in their Burnley win

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Erling Haaland is inevitable.

He moved ever closer to retaining his Premier League Golden Boot award after punishing Wolves in their Premier League encounter on Saturday.

Sports Brief looks at the leading scorers in the English top flight this season.

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Manchester City's Erling Haaland and Chelsea's Cole Palmer. Images: Joe Prior/ HENRY NICHOLLS.
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Premier League 23/24 top scorers

1. Erling Haaland (Manchester City, 25 goals)

Haaland extended his lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race after scoring four goals against Wolves on Saturday.

He was firing on all cylinders right from the get-go, completing a hat-trick in the first half. He added a fourth goal in the 54th minute to help Manchester City record a convincing 5-1 victory.

The Norwegian forward's goal tally this season has reached 25, putting him in pole position to capture the Golden Boot award yet again.

2. Cole Palmer (Chelsea, 21 goals)

Palmer moved within four goals of Haaland's lead after scoring against West Ham United on Sunday.

He opened the scoring in the 15th minute, helping Chelsea record an emphatic 5-0 victory. He reacted quickest to a loose ball to score his 21st goal of the season and give the Blues an early 1-0 lead.

He has now scored eight goals in Chelsea's last four home league matches, per TransferMarkt.

3. Alexander Isak (Newcastle United, 20 goals)

Isak moved up to third place after scoring a goal in Newcastle United's 4-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.

He punished some poor defending from the Clarets in the 55th minute to become just the fifth player in Newcastle history to score at least 20 goals in a single season in the English top flight, per the BBC.

He has been on fire of late, scoring 10 goals in his last nine league matches.

4. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa, 19 goals)

Watkins lost ground in the Golden Boot race after he failed to find the back of the net in Aston Villa's 1-0 loss to Brighton on Sunday.

The Englishman dropped to fourth place with 19 goals scored this season. His last goal in the Premier League came against Arsenal on April 14.

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 18 goals)

Salah is currently in fifth place, scoring 18 goals for Liverpool this season.

He finally found the back of the net in the Reds' 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur, opening the scoring in the 16th minute. It was his first league goal since April 7 against Manchester United.

5. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth, 18 goals)

Solanke also has scored 18 goals in the Premier League this season, putting the Bournemouth star in a tie for fifth place in the Golden Boot race.

He has not scored in his last three league outings.

Salah leads Liverpool past Tottenham

Sports Brief also recently reported on Liverpool's win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Salah made an immediate impact after returning to the Reds' starting line-up.

He helped Liverpool keep their slim title hopes alive with a goal in the first half.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.