Premier League Top Scorers: Haaland Closes In on 2nd Golden Boot Award After Scoring Brace vs Spurs

Premier League Top Scorers: Haaland Closes In on 2nd Golden Boot Award After Scoring Brace vs Spurs

Joel Reyes
May 15, 2024 at 1:42 PM
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  • Erling Haaland extended his lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race on Tuesday
  • Cole Palmer and Alexander Isak remained in second and third position, respectively
  • Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke and Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins round off the top 5

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Erling Haaland is simply unstoppable.

The Norwegian forward moved ever closer to retaining his Premier League Golden Boot title after punishing Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash on Tuesday night.

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

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Erling Haaland applauds the fans after he scored a brace in Manchester City's win over Tottenham Hotspur on May 14, 2024. Image: Marc Atkins.
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Premier League 2023/24 top scorers

1. Erling Haaland (Manchester City, 27 goals)

Haaland extended his lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race after scoring a brace against Spurs on Tuesday night.

He stepped up big time in City's most important match of the season, netting two goals in the second half. He opened the scoring in the 51st minute, tapping in Kevin De Bruyne's pass.

He then scored a penalty in second-half injury time to seal the win for the defending champions.

The Manchester City star's goal tally this season has reached 27, putting him in pole position to win the Golden Boot prize yet again.

2. Cole Palmer (Chelsea, 21 goals)

Palmer has two matches remaining to catch up with Haaland's tally. He failed to score in Chelsea's last game against Nottingham Forest, leaving him stuck at 21 goals.

The Blues will face Brighton and Hove Albion on the road later tonight before concluding their league campaign with a home match against Bournemouth on May 19.

He will fancy his chances of scoring in Chelsea's league finale, as he has been on fire at Stamford Bridge of late. He has scored eight goals in the Blues' last four league outings there.

3. Alexander Isak (Newcastle, 20 goals)

Isak has two matches left to erase Haaland's lead in the Golden Boot race. He failed to score in Newcastle United's last game against Brighton, leaving him in third place with 20 goals.

The Magpies will face Manchester United on the road later tonight before concluding their 2023-24 season with another away match against Brentford on May 19.

4. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa, 19 goals)

Watkins will look to reach the 20-goal mark this coming Sunday when Aston Villa face Crystal Palace in their final league match of the season.

The Englishman last scored a goal in the Premier League on April 14, when they played Arsenal.

4. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth, 19 goals)

Solanke also has scored 19 goals in the Premier League this season, putting the Bournemouth star in a tie for fourth place in the Golden Boot race.

He moved up the scoring charts after scoring a goal in the Cherries' 2-1 loss to Brentford, per the BBC.

Salah's records with Liverpool

Sports Brief recently reported on the records Mohamed Salah set with Liverpool this season.

The Egyptian now holds the record for the most goals scored for an English club in Europe.

He is also the first to record at least 10 goals and 10 assists in three straight EPL campaigns.

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