Wayne Rooney pipped to post by United strike partner…
fanatix runs down the five top goalscorers in the Premier League since the 2009/10 season…
Stats courtesy of Who Scored.
Joint 5) Darren Bent – 54 goals
The 29-year-old has scored an impressive 54 Premier League goals since the 2009/10 season for Sunderland, Aston Villa and now Fulham. After losing his place to Christian Benteke at Villa Park last term, Fulham have snapped up Bent on loan, and hope to reap the rewards of his proven goalscoring record.
Joint 5) Dimitar Berbatov – 54 goals
Fulham have two of the Premier League’s most lethal forwards in recent seasons in their line-up. Berbatov – the world’s best walking footballer – has bagged 54 goals since the 2009/10 season for Manchester United and the Cottagers. The rangy Bulgarian posses sublime touch and wonderful vision, but is also capable of scoring goals, proved by his Golden Boot award in 2010/11.
4) Carlos Tevez – 58 goals
Despite the controversy that often surrounded the Argentine, Tevez proved since moving to England way back in 2006 that he is one of the league’s greatest foreign imports. His 58 goals since 2009/10 were all scored for Manchester City, who allowed him to join Juventus this summer. Tevez’s hustling style and clever movement helped City to a maiden Premier League title in 2011/12.
3) Frank Lampard – 59 goals
Despite playing as a midfielder, only two Premier League players have scored more goals than Lampard since 2009/10, which shows how brilliant the England midfielder has been for the Stamford Bridge club. Lampard has a wonderful ability at arriving late into the box, and is lethal from the edge of the area, too.
2) Wayne Rooney – 76 goals
Since 2009, only one man has scored more Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney. No wonder the England man is desperate to be played as a striker for United, and no wonder Chelsea were so keen to sign the unsettled forward this summer.
1) Robin Van Persie – 85 goals
The brilliant Dutch forward has won the Golden Boot for the past two seasons for Arsenal and then Manchester United, and few would bet against him adding a third to his collection. RVP’s unrivalled knack of finding a winning goal was a primary reason United waltzed to the title last year, and new manager David Moyes will need the striker to be on top form if the Red Devils have any chance of retaining the trophy this season.