Premier League Top Scorers Week 9: Updated List of EPL's Best Marksmen
With the Premier League's games in Week 9 all contained within the weekend, there's no need to wait until after any rogue Monday night fixtures to find out who will be topping the charts as the division's leading goalscorer heading into November.
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge was able to see off the challenge of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero for first place, with both strikers scoring a goal each in their respective games against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.
The Englishman remains ahead of the Argentinian by just one goal with eight strikes versus Aguero's seven.
The City striker fired off an absolutely clinical finish to beat Petr Cech in his team's 2-1 away defeat to their title rivals, after bursting out from the Chelsea defensive line onside and making the most of his exceptional technique when it comes to striking the ball.
Rocketing up the list thanks to his first ever Anfield hat-trick was Luis Suarez, who foreshadowed his striker partner's incredible chip over Boaz Myhill from the border of the West Brom penalty area with three of his own stunning goals to take third spot going into Week 10 with six goals.
With his quick feet and constant hunger to drive towards the opposition's penalty area making him an unpredictable yet constant threat to the Baggie's defence, the Uruguayan was just too much for Steve Clarke's team to handle.
Suarez would have made it four late on with an audacious bicycle but could soon find himself ahead of Sturridge at the top of the Premier League's table of top goalscorers if he can turn his rampant display at home into a consistent purple patch of form in front of goal.
In joint fourth place with five goals each are Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, Aaron Ramsey, Loic Remy and Robin van Persie, with the Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United frontman each bagging a goal each against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Stoke City, respectively.
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All three found the net under different circumstances.
Giroud's finish came on the 87-minute mark to round off an away win for Arsenal who had been reduced to ten men while Lukaku's goal was the opener for Everton's 2-0 victory at Villa Park.
Van Persie's goal was an early equaliser to cancel out Peter Crouch's fourth-minute stunner that set nerves jangling at Old Trafford.
It didn't quite hand United control over the game, however, with headers from Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez required to ensure David Moyes' side finished the game as 3-2 winners after Stoke's Marko Arnautovic scored just before half-time.
Rooney's looping header over Asmir Begovic ensured that the England striker remains a noteworthy inclusion on the list in ninth place, alongside another one of the weekend's goalscorers, Roberto Soldado, who once again fired home from the spot to seal Tottenham's home win over Hull.
They are both joined on four goals by Christian Benteke, Yaya Toure and Oscar.
Of the players now tied in 15th place with three goals, Rickie Lambert was the only one to score in Week 9, finding the net against Fulham after 20 minutes at St. Mary's Stadium.
A full list of the Premier League's top scorers after Week 9 can be found below.
|2||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||7|
|4||Loic Remy||Newcastle United||5|
|4||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||5|
|9||Christian Benteke||Aston Villa||4|
|9||Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||4|
|9||Roberto Soldado||Tottenham Hotspur||4|
|9||Yaya Toure||Manchester City||4|
|15||Robert Brady||Hull City||3|
|15||Alvaro Negredo||Manchester City||3|
|15||Gylfi Sigurdsson||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
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