Tom Cleverly should be given some credit in salvaging Aston Villa’s Premier League status if the team is able to avoid relegation. The Villa midfielder, on loan from Manchester United, has scored in the last 3 matches with 2 1-goal wins coming over the run. The 3 goal tally represents his entire account for the 2014/15 campaign.
The weekend resulted in 23 goals being scored with only 1 player opening his account.
The hottest player in the league at the moment, however, is Sergio Aguero. The Manchester City striker knocked home a hat-trick in the 6-0 win against Queens Park Rangers and is creating some distance between himself and the challengers on the 2014/15 EPL Golden Boot Table. Aguero has scored 8 goal over the last 5 games.
Steven Gerrard is winding down his 17-year career with Liverpool with a fine run of form. The Reds midfielder scored the equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and when substituted off received a standing ovation from the Stamford Bridge faithful, who had for years given him grief after snubbing an offer to move to the Blues back in 2004. The soon-to-be Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder also scored the winner the week before in the 2-1 match with QPR.
John Terry became the most prolific scoring defender in the Premier League era with his header against Liverpool. The Chelsea captain has scored 39 goals in the Premier League over his 457 appearances. The mark is impressive for the captain’s longevity and the fact that none of his goals have come from set pieces or penalties.
The only other player joining Aguero with a multiple goal game was Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian international doubled his season’s account with his brace against Southampton.
The other players to score on the weekend were: Charlie Adam (Stoke City), Victor Anicehbe (West Brom), Jermaine Defoe (Sunderland), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea City), Danny Ings (Burnley), Aleksander Kolarov (Manchester City), Juan Mata (Manchester United), James Milner (Manchester City), Steven N’zonzi (Stoke City), Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United), Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace), David Silva (Manchester City).
And opening his account was Sunderland’s Danny Graham.