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Premier League Top Scorers Week 30: Updated List of Top Marksmen

Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Manchester United, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

A significant weekend of Premier League fixtures has passed with things tightening up at the top thanks to Chelsea's defeat of Aston Villa and wins for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

The weekend's action saw 24 goals go in with a handful of the league's top scorers adding to their tallies. 

Luis Suarez continued his campaign to finish the season at the top of the scoring list, while Sergio Aguero's continued absence was not a hindrance for City as they beat Hull.

Read on for an up-to-date list of top scorers as well as an analysis of its component players.

 

2013/14 Premier League Top Scorers
PlayerClubGoals
Luis SuarezLiverpool25
Daniel SturridgeLiverpool18
Sergio AgueroManchester City15
Eden HazardChelsea13
Loic RemyNewcastle13
Yaya ToureManchester City13
Olivier GiroudArsenal12
Jay RodriguezSouthampton12
Wayne RooneyManchester United11
Robin van PersieManchester United11
BBC Sport

 

Luis Suarez, 25 goals

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The irresistible Suarez added yet another goal to his total this weekend, scoring the third in Liverpool's terrific win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

He reached 25 league goals for the season, joining Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler in the record books, per OptaJoe:

The Reds completely outplayed United in Manchester and their victory closes the gap to league leaders Chelsea to just four points. And Liverpool have a game in hand.

Suarez was terrific at Old Trafford, the key cog in their attacking machine which saw them devastate the Red Devils on the counter attack.

The Uruguayan's form will be essential for Liverpool to continue their campaign to win a first league title since 1990.

Along with Daniel Sturridge, second on the top scorers list, they form the most potent attacking pair in the Premier League this season.

 

Daniel Sturridge, 18 goals

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool competes with Michael Carrick of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 16, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (
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While he did not register a goal against Manchester United, he did provide the assist for Suarez's strike.

He was also a constant thorn in the United defence, most notably Nemanja Vidic who was sent off for taking the Englishman down in the penalty area.

The 24-year-old is a shoe-in for England's World Cup squad this summer, with many eager to see him play in his favoured, central role, rather than Wayne Rooney.

His continued excellence has been a real fillip for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool this season, and he will be hoping that he can record at least 20 league goals by the end of the season.

 

Jay Rodriguez, 12 goals 

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15:  Jay Rodriguez of Southampton is marshalled by Alexander Tettey of Norwich City  during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Southampton, England.
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Rodriguez was on target again for Southampton this weekend, as they overcame a struggling Norwich side 4-2 at St Mary's.

The Englishman's goals have been essential for the Saints this season and they currently sit eighth in the table while defeated Norwich are 15th and flirting with relegation.

Rickie Lambert and Rodriguez have scored over 20 goals between them this season and are both making a claim to be included in Roy Hodgson's squad for Brazil.

If the 24-year-old can continue to bang in the goals and drive Southampton to a strong finish to the season, he may well be selected and deservedly so. 

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