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Premier League Top Scorers Week 34: Updated Table, Top Stats and More

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, centre, celebrates with teammate Steven Gerrard, left, after he scored the third goal of the game for his side during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday April. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)
Clint Hughes
Rory MarsdenFeatured Columnist IVDecember 7, 2016

Sunday's top-of-the-table clash between Manchester City and Liverpool lived up to its billing, providing five goals in a thrilling 3-2 win for Liverpool that hands them the initiative in the title race.

However, none of the league's top four scorers, who were all on the Anfield pitch at some time, could add to their tallies for the season.  

The same was true at the Liberty Stadium, where Chelsea kept pace with Liverpool with a 1-0 victory over Swansea. Demba Ba notched another vital goal after his strike against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday. The Senegalese frontman will not be challenging the top scorers this season, however. 

A relatively low-scoring Saturday in Week 34 of the Premier League saw five 1-0 victories along with the thriller at the Hawthorns, where Tottenham came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with West Brom.

Sunderland look to be all but down after a loss to Everton, while Fulham's victory over Norwich makes their great escape from relegation a genuine possibility.

Read on for an updated list of top scorers as well as a look at some top stats from the weekend's action.

 

Top Scorers

Premier League Top Scorers 2013/14
PlayerClubGoals
Luis SuarezLiverpool29
Daniel SturridgeLiverpool20
Yaya ToureManchester City18
Sergio AgueroManchester City15
Jay RodriguezSouthampton15
Wayne RooneyManchester United15
Eden HazardChelsea14
Steven GerrardLiverpool13
Olivier GiroudArsenal13
Romelu LukakuEverton13
Loic RemyNewcastle13
BBC Sport

Not one of the league's top scorers added to their contributions for the season over the weekend as low scores dominated proceedings.

All together there were 11 different goal scorers in Saturday's games, with Jason Puncheon adding his third in two games for Crystal Palace.

Hugo Rodallega impressed for Fulham, and his second goal in as many games was enough to defeat Norwich City.

It is highly unlikely that anybody will catch Luis Suarez, who heads the top-scorers list by nine goals from team-mate Daniel Sturridge—especially as Sturridge limped of action at Anfield and as there are only four games remaining for the majority of sides in the league.

Another player who left the field injured in Liverpool was Yaya Toure, whose goal tally for the season is very impressive, per ESPN's Paul Carr.

With Liverpool now seven points clear of City, who have six games remaining, they will need the returning Sergio Aguero to start scoring again soon if they want to stay in with a chance of claiming the title.

 

Top Stats

Liverpool set a new club record for goals scored during a single top-flight season with their three goals on Sunday, per Opta:

The Reds' tenth win in a row was slightly marred by the sending off of Jordan Henderson, Liverpool's first red card in 83 games, per Martin Tyler on Sky Sports.

Chelsea had a remarkable 26 shots on goal against Swansea, but profligacy in front of Michel Vorm's goal saw the Blues net only one goal, despite the sending off of Chico Flores early on, as per BBC Sport.

Chelsea enjoy Sunday games, and today was no different, as OptaJoe tweeted.

And Everton continued their very impressive season with their victory over Sunderland, breaking two club records—as reported by the Liverpool Echo's Tony Scott:

Fulham picked up a second consecutive win for only the second time this season, per ESPN FC, and Felix Magath's side now sit just two points from safety.

Tony Pulis' Crystal Palace moved seven points clear of relegation and picked up a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa, and their defence has been impressive this season:

Meanwhile, Newcastle continued their terrible run of form in defeat to Stoke and have now lost four games in a row—conceding 12 goals and not scoring once, per BBC Sport.

The prolonged absence of top-scorer Loic Remy is proving something of a problem for the Toon, whose fans expressed their displeasure, per the Northern Echo's Scott Wilson:

Cardiff claimed a lifeline in their fight against relegatio with a 1-0 victory over Southampton and are now three points off safety.

In Tottenham's game with West Brom there were six different scorers, with Christian Erikson bagging the equaliser in the fourth minute of injury time. 

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