CR7 is quickly catching up with the Premier League leaders!
Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to within a sin’gle goal of first place in the Premier League Golden Boot race.
In only two Prem’ier League games so far, Ronal’do has scored three goals. The Portuguese ace extended his tall’y at the weekend to help’ Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1 in Lond’on.
Ronaldo is lev’el with nine other players, inclu’ding Chelsea star Romelu Luka’ku and Manchester United teamm’ate Mason Greenwood, in a joint-four’th place.
Moham’ed Salah, mean’while, has moved level with Golden Boot leaders Michail Anto’nio and Bruno Fernandes on four goals after finding the back of the net in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Satur’day.
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Paul Pogba didn’t get an assist this time, but the Manc’hester Uni’ted midfiel’der is still in pole position for th’e Premier League’s Playmaker of the Year aw’ard.
The World Cup winn’er’s closest rivals are Mich’ail Antonio (West Ham), Mateo Kovac’ic (Chelsea), Gabriel Jesus (Man’chester City), and Abdoul’aye Doucoure (Everton) on three assists.
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While it’s still early days, Ronaldo surely has one eye on a fourt’h Premier League title. The Portug’uese is a serial winner and will expect nothing less at Manche’ster Uni’ted, who have started the season on a promi’sing note.
The Red Devils are lev’el on 13 points with league leaders Chelsea and Liver’pool, who a’re ahead in the table tha’nks to a superior goal differ’ence.’
Elsewhere, Arse’nal have pulled away from the relegation zone follow’ing a 1-0 win over Burnley at the weekend. Totte’nham’s downw’ard spiral continued with a second consecutive 3-0 defeat on Sunday, at the hands of Chel’sea this time.