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Premier League golden boot: Ings moves closer to Aubameyang

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 The Premier League title has been decided, with Liverpool picking it up for the first time in 30 years, but the race for the golden boot is still on.

Southampton striker, Danny Ings has continued his impressive form by joining the big boys on top of the scoring charts.

The former Liverpool man is now a genuine contender for the prize after scoring for the Saints against Brighton in their 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s on Thursday night.

Last season’s was shared by Sala, Aubameyang and Mane

With the league’s top scorer Jamie Vardy failing to find the net in Leicester City’s win over Sheffield United, the fight has now become a four-horse race.

Who will win the Premier League golden boot?

Although Vardy is still topping with 23,  Ings has leveled up with Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emeric Aubameyeng, who couldn’t score against Liverpool as well after coming off from the bench.

With Ings reaching his 20th goal of the season, are we looking at three players sharing the boots as well as what was witnessed last season between Mohammed Salah, Aubameyang, and Sadio Mane?

Salah
Salah looking for another golden boot

This season could be different, with Vardy leading the other three contenders with three goals with just two matches to go.

The third on the spot is Salah with 19. The Egyptian, who tried to add to his tally against Arsenal at the Emirates, is expected to be looking forward to retaining the prize. This had already been attested to by his manager, Jurgen Klopp after the Brighton game, which was the last time the left-footer scored for the Reds.

Although it might look like Vardy has got to his final stop in terms of goals this season with the striker focusing more on his team. He was a huge contributor to the Foxes’ both goals against the Blades. Vardy laid the assist of the second for Demarai Gray to stab home the second for the Lactic yesterday.

With two difficult last games for the Lactic against Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United, Aubameyang may have the opportunity to close up on the English man. Arsenal is set to complete their season with games against Aston Villa and Watford. 

Salah can also fancy his chances as he is set to play against his former club, Chelsea and Newcastle United to wrap up a successful season with the Reds.

Ings, on the other hand, will have another shot at the prize with Southampton taking on Bournemouth and Sheffield United. 

Premier League goalscorer chart

RankPlayerClubNationalityStat
1.Jamie VardyLeicester City England23
2.Pierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal Gabon20
2.Danny IngsSouthampton England20
4.Mohamed SalahLiverpool Egypt19
5.Raúl JiménezWolverhampton Wanderers Mexico17
5.Sadio ManéLiverpool Senegal17
5.Anthony MartialManchester United France17
5.Marcus RashfordManchester United England17
5.Raheem SterlingManchester City England17
10.Sergio AgüeroManchester City Argentina16
11.Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur England15
12.Tammy AbrahamChelsea England14
13.Dominic Calvert-LewinEverton England13
13.Gabriel JesusManchester City Brazil13
15.RicharlisonEverton Brazil12
15.Chris WoodBurnley New Zealand12
17.Kevin De BruyneManchester City Belgium11
17.Teemu PukkiNorwich City Finland11
17.Son Heung-MinTottenham Hotspur South Korea11
20.Alexandre LacazetteArsenal France10

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