A significant weekend of Premier League fixtures has passed with things tightening up at the top thanks to Chelsea's defeat of Aston Villa and wins for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
The weekend's action saw 24 goals go in with a handful of the league's top scorers adding to their tallies.
Luis Suarez continued his campaign to finish the season at the top of the scoring list, while Sergio Aguero's continued absence was not a hindrance for City as they beat Hull.
Read on for an up-to-date list of top scorers as well as an analysis of its component players.
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||15|
|Yaya Toure||Manchester City||13|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||11|
|Robin van Persie||Manchester United||11|
Luis Suarez, 25 goals
The irresistible Suarez added yet another goal to his total this weekend, scoring the third in Liverpool's terrific win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
He reached 25 league goals for the season, joining Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler in the record books, per OptaJoe:
25 - Luis Suarez is only the 2nd player to score 25 Premier League goals for Liverpool in a single season (after Fowler, twice). Milestone.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 16, 2014
The Reds completely outplayed United in Manchester and their victory closes the gap to league leaders Chelsea to just four points. And Liverpool have a game in hand.
Suarez was terrific at Old Trafford, the key cog in their attacking machine which saw them devastate the Red Devils on the counter attack.
The Uruguayan's form will be essential for Liverpool to continue their campaign to win a first league title since 1990.
Along with Daniel Sturridge, second on the top scorers list, they form the most potent attacking pair in the Premier League this season.
Daniel Sturridge, 18 goals
While he did not register a goal against Manchester United, he did provide the assist for Suarez's strike.
Sturridge and Suarez on same wavelength, constantly looking for and making runs for each other. Compare and contrast with Rooney and RVP— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) March 16, 2014
He was also a constant thorn in the United defence, most notably Nemanja Vidic who was sent off for taking the Englishman down in the penalty area.
The 24-year-old is a shoe-in for England's World Cup squad this summer, with many eager to see him play in his favoured, central role, rather than Wayne Rooney.
Think Sturridge must play centrally for England. Gives options behind the opposition's defence, which Rooney doesn't.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 16, 2014
His continued excellence has been a real fillip for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool this season, and he will be hoping that he can record at least 20 league goals by the end of the season.
Jay Rodriguez, 12 goals
Rodriguez was on target again for Southampton this weekend, as they overcame a struggling Norwich side 4-2 at St Mary's.
The Englishman's goals have been essential for the Saints this season and they currently sit eighth in the table while defeated Norwich are 15th and flirting with relegation.
Rickie Lambert and Rodriguez have scored over 20 goals between them this season and are both making a claim to be included in Roy Hodgson's squad for Brazil.
If the 24-year-old can continue to bang in the goals and drive Southampton to a strong finish to the season, he may well be selected and deservedly so.