Premier League Top Scorers: Ronaldo moves closer to the big prize
Another game yiel’ded anot’her goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and moved him to with’in touching distance of the Prem’ier Lea’gue Golden Boot.
Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to within a single goal of fi’rst place in the Premier League Gol’den Boot race.
In only two Premier Lea’gue games so far, Ronaldo has scored three goals. The Portug’uese ace extended his tally at the wee’kend to help Manch’ester United beat West Ham 2-1 in London.
Ronaldo is level with nine other players, inclu’ding Chels’ea star Romelu Lukaku and Man’chester United teammate Mason Green’wood, in a jo’int-fourth place.
Mohamed Salah, meanw:hile, has moved level with Golden Boot leaders Michail Anto’nio and Bruno Ferna’ndes on four goals after finding the back of the net in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Satu’rday.
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Paul Pogba didn’t get an assist this time, but the Manc hester United midfiel’der is still in pole position for the Premier League’s Playma’ker of the Year award.
The World Cup winner’s closest rivals are Mic’hail Antonio (West Ham), Mateo Kovacic (Che’lsea), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), and Abdoul’aye Douc’oure (Everton) on 3 as’sists.
What about the league standi’ngs?
While it’s still early days, Ronaldo surely has one eye on a fourth Premier Leag’ue title. The Portug’uese is a serial wi’nner and will expect nothing less at Manch’ester United, who have started the season on a prom’ising note.
The Red Devils are level on 13 points with league lead’ers Chelsea and Liver’pool, who are ahead in the table thanks to a superior goal difference.
Elsewh’ere, Arsenal have pulled away from the relegation zone follow’ing a 1-0 win over Burnley at the weekend. Totten’ham’s down’ward spiral continued with a second consec’utive 3-0 defeat on Sunday, at the hands of Chelsea this time.