Premier League Top Scorers Week 17: Updated List of EPL's Top Marksmen

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistDecember 15, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 4:   Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores his first goal from a long range effort during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield on December 4, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Sergio Aguero closed the gap on Luis Suarez at the top of the Premier League’s leading scorers standings to two goals. Aguero’s strike against Arsenal puts him on 12 goals for the season, and he continues to help himself to goals as City march up the Premier League table.

Here are the current standings after Saturday of Week 17:

Premier League Top Scorers
Player NameTeamGoals
Luis SuárezLiverpool15
Sergio AgüeroManchester City13
Daniel SturridgeLiverpool9
Romelu LukakuEverton8
Aaron RamseyArsenal8
Loïc RemyNewcastle United8
Wayne RooneyManchester United8
Yaya TouréManchester City8
Olivier GiroudArsenal7
Álvaro NegredoManchester City7
BBC Sport

 

Luis Suarez, 15 goals

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 4:   Luis Suarez celebrates the goal of team mate Raheem Sterling during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield on December 4, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty I
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Suarez still leads the way atop the scorers chart, and he will be looking to add to his remarkable tally of 15 goals in 10 games this season when he takes to the field on Sunday.

Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to White Hart Lane, the Uruguayan will be licking his lips at the prospect of going up against a Tottenham side without Jan Vertonghen at the heart of their defence. The Belgian looks set to miss this one through injury.

Suarez has scored six times in his last two outings, but they were against much less capable opposition than Spurs. Can he fire Liverpool to victory over their fellow European challengers and extend his lead at the peak of the top scorer standings?

 

Sergio Aguero, 12 goals

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium  on December 14, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Pho
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Sergio Aguero is a couple of goals back from Suarez on 12 goals after he netted a superb volley against Arsenal.

The Argentinian forward was taken off with an injury early in the second period, but when he was on the pitch, he ran the Arsenal defenders ragged in typical fashion. He was driving at players, firing off shots and making key contributions in the final third.

From a Manchester City point of view, hopefully Aguero won’t be out of the team for too long.

 

Yaya Toure, 8 goals

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores the sixth goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Pho
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Not only are City’s strikers in red-hot form, but they also have goals coming from midfield too.

Fernandinho bagged two against Arsenal, but Yaya Toure bagged another to continue his prolific season.

Toure slotted away a penalty in the dying embers of the rip-roaring 6-3 win over Arsenal, and he is now the top scoring midfield player in the Premier League along with Aaron Ramsey.

 

Alvaro Negredo, 7 goals

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal fails to stop Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013
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Alvaro Negredo finds himself in the top 10 after netting Manchester City’s crucial second goal against Arsenal. The Spanish forward has forged a remarkable partnership with Aguero, and their link-up play is often a joy to behold.

Negredo’s strike in this one capped off a fine Manchester City move, after he tapped in after excellent work from Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure.