Top 10 English Premier League Leading Goalscorers

Michael KohCorrespondent IIIApril 25, 2012

Top 10 English Premier League Leading Goalscorers

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    Every season there are players that can bang in goals with ease. From simple tap-ins to howlers from the edge of the arena, these players perform week in and week out to help their team stay afloat in the league.

    This season is no different.

    Here is a list of ten players that have scored in the double digits in the English Premier League.

    We start with No. 10.

10. Grant Holt (ST)

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    Grant Holt of newly promoted Norwich City has been on form, scoring 13 goals in 29 games. That rounds out to about .44 goals per game. That's not bad considering he's been on target 33 times and has two assists to his name.

    Holt has scored three match-winning goals and has won 12 corners and 53 fouls.

9. Edin Dzeko (ST)

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    Next on our list is Manchester City's Bosnian striker, Edin Dzeko.

    He's made the list with 13 goals in 28 games (averaging about .84 goals per game) and 33 shots on target (like Grant Holt). Dzeko has three assists and four game-winning goals to his name as well as winning 20 corners and 25 fouls.

8. Mario Balotelli (ST)

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    Notorious Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli is No. 8 on the list with 13 goals in fewer games than Grant Holt (NOR) or fellow teammate Edin Dzeko.

    Balotelli has made 22 appearances for his club and has scored 13 goals from 33 shots on target. He has had four match-winning goals and has won 20 corners and 43 fouls for his team, leading to 3 successful penalty goals.

    He unfortunately has no assists to his name.

7. Emmanuel Adebayor (ST)

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    Adebayor makes the list at No. 7 for Tottenham. On loan from Manchester City, the towering striker has found the back of the net 13 times from 29 games, averaging .44 goals per game.

    He has 11 assists to his name, and to his credit, has been on target 43 times, with three match-winning goals.

    The striker has been successful in winning corners (22) and has won Tottenham 18 fouls, scoring twice from the penalty spot but missing one.

6. Yakubu (ST)

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    Yakubu, the powerful striker playing for Blackburn, has made 27 appearances for the club. He's been able to score 16 times, averaging just about .6 goals per game. He has made one game-winning goal so far.

    Yakubu has two assists while hitting the target 30 times. He has won 16 corners and 25 fouls, from which he has been able to score from the penalty area four separate times while missing once.

5. Clint Dempsey (MC)

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    Fulham's Clint Dempsey has been a prolific scorer as well as ever present for his club this season.

    Although played as a midfielder (and the only midfielder on the list to boot), he as been able to score 16 goals for the club (10 more than his teammate Pavel Pogrebnyak who comes in as No. 2 for Fulham's leading goalscorer) from 34 games. Dempsey averages about .5 goals per game, which has helped Fulham stay afloat in the Premier League at ninth place, with 46 points from 34 games.

    He has made six assists and has hit the target an incredible 53 times while winning 63 fouls and 19 corner kicks, albeit missing from the penalty spot once.

    Dempsey has five game-winning goals to his name.

4. Demba Ba (ST)

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    Newcastle's outstanding Demba Ba has played 30 games this season, scoring 16 times. He averages about .53 goals per game and has made two assists. He has been successful in getting his shots off, as he has 41 shots on target.

    Ba has three match-winning goals to his name and has scored from the penalty spot two times, missing one. He has won 49 fouls.

3. Sergio Agüero (ST)

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    The former Atletico Madrid player has been sensational this season.

    Wearing the blue shirt of Manchester City, he has made 31 appearances, scoring 22 times. Agüero averages an incredible .71 goals per game. He has made seven assists and has been able to hit the target 46 times, making about 48 percent of his shots.

    He has seven game-winning goals to his name and has won 24 fouls, where he has made three penalty goals and has not yet missed one.

2. Wayne Rooney (ST)

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    Wayne Rooney. You either hate him or love him.

    The Manchester United forward has been on form this season, scoring 26 goals for his club in 31 appearances with four assists. Rooney averages an incredible .84 goals per game and has been able to get 67 shots on target. In doing so, however, he is able to net just 39 percent from his attempts on target.

    Rooney has won 27 fouls, scoring from the spot six times while missing two and has eight game-winning goals to his name.

1. Robin Van Persie (ST)

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    Leading the table with 27 goals to his name, Arsenal's Robin van Persie has been absolutely sensational this season. He has made all 35 starts for his club, averaging .77 goals per game. He has 10 assists and has hit the target 73 times. Van Persie nets about 37 percent of his goals per attempt, but it just means he is confident.

    Van Persie has won 51 corner kicks and 32 fouls, where he has struck the back of the net twice, but missed once. He has 11 game-winning goals to his name. Surely, he deserves his PFA and FWA award this 2011-12 season.

     

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