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Olivier Giroud is 1 of the main reasons Arsenal are sitting in 3rd place on the English Premier League table. The Gunners forward has scored in 6 consecutive league matches making him only the 3rd player for the club to set such a mark in the EPL era.  The French international continued his streak in the last game against Liverpool, a stingy defense that had not allowed an away goal in over 9 hours of league play.  The run of goals upped his tally to 14 on the Premier League Golden Boot Table which is good for a tie for 3rd most in the league.

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Aston Villa has had trouble scoring at times this season but with Christian Benteke back in the line-up it does not seem to be so problematic.  The Belgian striker single-handedly earned a point for his side with a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers in the Tuesday night fixture and added another goal earlier on the weekend.  He now has 9 goals on the campaign.

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Glenn Murray surprisingly has the best strike rate in the Premiership.  The Crystal Palace forward scored for the 2nd consecutive game and has 5 total in the last 5 games.  The 31-year-olds goals have come in only 447 minutes of Premier League action.  Don’t bother doing the match in your head, it is a league leading goal every 89.4 minutes.

After playing second fiddle to Wilfried Bony, Bafetimbi Gomis has wasted little time with his chance.  The striker had a great overhead goal before adding a second in Swansea’s 3-1 win over Hull City.  He has scored 3 goals in the last 2 matches and 4 in the last 6.

Despite being well into the campaign, there are still the players opening their accounts.  Last week saw Joey Barton and Clint Hill for QPR, Paul McShane for Hull City, and Leicester City’s Andy King find the back of the net.

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