Harry Kane can do no wrong and the Premier League is hopefully gearing up for a high-scoring finish.
The Tottenham striker knocked in a hat-trick to see off Leicester City 4-3 and in the process has run down Diego Costa at the top of the Premier League Golden Boot table. The 2 target men are tied on 19 goals thus far this season. Whereas Costa was the player who could not be stopped the first half of the season, it is Kane that has taken that role in 2015 with 14 goals (compared to Costa’s 6 goals in this calendar year).
Kane was leading the way for an uptick in goals across the Premier League. 31 goals were scored on the weekend (29 goals and 2 own goals). This is the highest goal tally in the EPL since 32 were scored on New Year’s Day.
Olivier Giroud is the 2nd hottest striker in the league. The Arsenal striker has 8 goals in 2015 with a brace in the Gunners 2-1 win over Newcastle.
Juan Mata scored a double as well knocking in both goals in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over rival Liverpool. The goals, his first since the middle of December, could not have come at a better time helping the Red Devils take control in the race for a coveted top 4 finish with a Champions League berth on the line.
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is on his own mini-streak scoring in back-to-back games. His finish well into 1st half stoppage time was the difference in the Eagles 2-1 win over Stoke City.
All the Scorers –
3 Goals – Harry Kane (Tottenham)
2 Goals – Juan Mata (Manchester United) and Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
1 Goal – Diego Costa (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Diafra Sakho (West Ham), Wilifried Bony (Manchester City), Mame Diouf (Stoke City), Abel Hernandez (Hull City), Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace), David Nugent (Leicester City), Loic Remy (Chelsea), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea City), Shane Long (Southampton), Mohamed Sissoko (Newcastle), Eduardo Vargas (QPR), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Fernando (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Wes Morgan (Leicester City), Aaron Lennon (Everton).
Own Goals – Jason Shackell (Burnley) and Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City)
The Premier League is off this weekend with international fixtures taking center stage.
Saturday, April 4th
Arsenal vs Liverpool 8:45 ET
Everton vs Southampton 11:00 ET
Leicester City vs West Ham United 11:00 ET
Manchester United vs Aston Villa 11:00 ET
Swansea City vs Hull City 11:00 ET
West Bromwich Albion vs Queens Park Rangers 11:00 ET
Chelsea vs Stoke City 1:30 ET
Sunday, April 5th
Burnley 13:30 Tottenham Hotspur 9:30 ET
Sunderland 16:00 Newcastle United 12:00 ET
Monday, April 6th
Crystal Palace 20:00 Manchester City 4:00 pm ET
Tuesday, April 7th
Aston Villa 19:45 Queens Park Rangers 3:45 pm ET