Sergio Aguero knocked in 4 goals as Manchester City defeated Tottenham 4-1. It marked the first time this season that a player has scored 4 goals and was the highest scoring matchday thus far with 36 goals in addition to a season record 4 own goals.
The 4-goal outing took the Argentine level with Diego Costa at the top of the EPL Golden Boot table with 9 goals. It was Aguero’s first multiple goal game and his third consecutive game with a goal. Aguero has quietly stocked up on goals after battling some injuries that saw him playing in from the bench earlier in the season.
West Ham’s Diafra Sakho extended his run of form with a goal in a 5th consecutive game in the London club’s 3-1 win over Burnley. The run has helped the Hammers to 4th place on the table.
The focus of last week’s Premier League Trends was the Senegal trio’s scoring prowess thus far this season and Hull City’s Mohamed Diame did his part as well keeping that trend alive with the Tiger’s first goal in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal. The midfielder now has 4 goals over the last 5 matchdays.
West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino continues to be the top English scorer in the Premier League. The Burundi born Birmingham raised England international scored the winner in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United. It was the striker’s third consecutive game with a goal.
Joining Aguero with a multiple goal outing were Southampton’s Graziano Pelle’s brace in the 8-0 drubbing of Sunderland. Eduardo Vargas (above) opening his account with a double in Queens Park Rangers 2-3 loss to Liverpool.
9 other players joined Vargas in opening their account but could only manage a single goal. It took Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas (above) to matchday 5 to find the back of the net taking care of business in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. The other players joining the Spaniard with their opening goals were Southampton’s Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane, Gabriel Obertan of Newcastle in the 1-0 win over Leicester City, Burnley’s George Boyd in their losing effort, Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters, Marouane Fellaini and Daly Blind for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw with West Brom, and Liverpool’s Coutinho.
Surprisingly, the 4 own goals came in 2 matches. And they were critical in QPR’s loss to Liverpool. Richard Dunne’s goal was the first of a tight match in the 67th minute and Stephen Caulker (above) had the winner go in late into stoppage time when it looked like the teams would share the points.
Sunderland’s Santiago Vergini did not help his side’s confidence with the opener against Southampton but the 8-0 scoreline gives little to doubt about its influence especially when Liam Birdcutt also got in on the action with his own own goal in the 2nd half.