Premier League high scorers 2020/21: Kane beats Salah and Bruno to win Golden Boot

Harry Kane has seen off the problem of Mohamed Salah and topped the standings to win the Premier League Golden Boot for 2020/21.

An exciting race ended on Sunday as Kane scored in a 4-2 victory for Tottenham at Leicester City.

Salah, in the meantime, didn’t discover the goal as Liverpool nonetheless defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 to safe Champions League soccer.

Bruno Fernandes, Son Heung-min and Patrick Bamford have been the gamers who acquired closest to Kane and Salah, who battled it out for a lot of the marketing campaign.

The race for a spot within the Premier League high 4 went all the way down to the final week of the season and so did the battle for Golden Boot glory, with Kane and Salah sitting degree on 22 going into the ultimate match.

Liverpool ahead Salah was on a run of 5 targets in six Premier League begins as he completed spectacular particular person marketing campaign with a flourish, however crucially didn’t web towards Burnley or Palace within the last week.

Tottenham striker Kane, in the meantime, didn’t web towards Aston Villa previous to his essential strike at Leicester and wins the Golden Boot regardless that he has scored simply twice since netting a double in a 2-2 draw towards Everton on April 16, his exploits earlier within the season proving essential.

Kane finishes with 23 targets, one away from Salah on 22.

Man Utd star Fernandes completed his marketing campaign by scoring twice – towards Aston Villa and Liverpool – in his final three Premier League video games, ending a run the place he had scored simply as soon as in eight top-flight matches.

However Fernandes was rested for the final sport at Wolves forward of the Europa League last and finishes 5 off the tempo with 18 strikes, whereas Son and Bamford each find yourself on 17.

READ MORE: Where do Salah and Kane rank in the European Golden Shoe?

Kane and nearest rival Salah have been each seeking to be topped the highest scorer in England for a 3rd event.

The England captain has now been named high scorer within the Premier League as many occasions as Alan Shearer (three), with solely Thierry Henry (4) attaining the feat on extra events.

Final 12 months’s Premier League Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy was among the many chasing pack this season, as have been Ilkay Gundogan and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

READ MORE: Champions League all-time top scorers

Now we have taken an in-depth take a look at the ultimate standings for the gamers who’ve probably the most targets within the EPL.

2020/21 EPL high goalscorers

Because the begin of 2021, Kane noticed his probabilities of ending because the European Assists King slip away. Nevertheless, he has continued to attain at a prolific charge all through the season till that small late dry run in entrance of objective induced a tense finale.

Regardless of a tricky season for Spurs which led to the sacking of Jose Mourinho, the England captain has scored 23 targets from 35 top-flight matches, all of which have been begins.

The Everton sport final month noticed Kane move the 20-goal mark within the Premier League for the fifth time.

Salah has had a formidable particular person season regardless of Liverpool being unable to defend their Premier League title.

The Egypt star has 22 targets in 37 appearances, having began in 34 of these.

Scoring towards Newcastle on April 24 meant Salah turned the primary Liverpool ahead in Premier League historical past to attain 20 targets in three separate seasons.

READ MORE: Who has the most assists in Europe?

Strikes towards Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Man Utd and West Brom for Salah meant he challenged Kane till the top, having overcome a five-match top-flight scoring drought that had at one stage thwarted his Premier League Golden Boot probabilities.

Fernandes has impressed within the Premier League and Europa League of late however recaptured his scoring contact too late within the context of this award, with goalless league outings towards Tottenham, Burnley and Leeds final month ending his hopes.

The second Tottenham consultant Son, who scored the winner for Spurs towards Southampton earlier than his newest targets towards Sheffield United and Leeds, finishes only one behind Participant of the 12 months candidate Fernandes after having fun with a wonderful marketing campaign.

Son has reached double figures for league targets and assists in consecutive seasons.

Bamford reached the identical objective complete in fewer minutes than Son, having scored for Leeds towards Southampton and West Brom of their final two video games, whereas Calvert-Lewin rounds out the highest six with 16 targets for the marketing campaign.

Alexandre Lacazette has 13 targets for Arsenal, 10 of which got here since Boxing Day, whereas Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was solely capable of transfer into double figures within the 2-0 win over Newcastle on Might 2.

READ MORE: Which team has had the most penalties in Europe this season?

Gundogan is the highest Man City scorer with 13 targets, whereas Chelsea should not have any gamers within the high 20.

Jorginho was their high scorer with simply seven targets and amazingly all of them got here from the penalty spot.

Jesse Lingard was on the leaderboard with 9 targets for the season – all scored since February as his mortgage spell with West Ham from Man Utd acquired off to a wonderful begin.

He was named Premier League Participant of the Month for April, although completed the season by going six video games with no objective, that means he misplaced his spot within the high 20 within the final week.

There are 27 gamers who’ve reached double figures for targets within the Premier League standings.

Who’re the previous winners of the Premier League Golden Boot?

The document for many targets in a season is shared by Alan Shearer (1994/95) and Andy Cole (1993/94).

Each gamers scored an astonishing 34 targets, although the season was longer then – Shearer did it in 42 matches and Cole in 40.

Mohamed Salah got here near that document in 2017/18, scoring 32 occasions in 36 outings, producing the most effective Premier League goalscoring season for 13 years.

The Golden Boot winner with the most effective targets per sport ratio is Harry Kane.

England’s captain netted 29 occasions in simply 30 video games to win the 2016/17 title, averaging 0.97 targets per sport.

Arsenal and Liverpool have had probably the most Premier League Golden Boot winners, with six every. Man Utd have had 5 whereas Tottenham and Chelsea are on 4.

There are solely three gamers who’ve scored probably the most targets within the EPL greater than twice.

Shearer received the Golden Boot 3 times, as soon as with Newcastle and twice with Blackburn Rovers.

Thierry Henry holds the document, although, having been named the highest scorer within the Premier League on 4 events for Arsenal.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez have each received the award, scoring 31 targets in 2007/08 and 2013/14 respectively.

The Premier League started from the 1992/93 season.

Previous to that, Ian Wright was the final highest goalscorer in England when it was the outdated First Division.

Gary Lineker and Alan Smith have been additionally winners within the Nineties earlier than the league was rebranded.

Premier League: Player stats including appearances, goals and assists