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Monday, January 1, 2018

Who were the top scorers in England's top four leagues in 2017?

Harry Kane's record-breaking 39-goal haul in 2017 puts him well ahead of any other player in England's top four divisions for the calendar year.
The Tottenham striker broke Alan Shearer's previous record of 36 goals for Blackburn in 1995 with his hat-trick against Southampton on Boxing Day.
Kane finished 14 goals clear of nearest competitor Romelu Lukaku, who hit 25 goals for Everton and Manchester United in 2017, the same number as Luton Town's Danny Hylton.
With 22 Premier League goals for Manchester City, Sergio Aguero is joint-third long with Sheffield United's Billy Sharp, whose total is split across League One and the Championship.
Burnley's Chris Wood is one of five players to have scored 21 league goals in 2017 along with Bradford's Charlie Wyke, Stevenage's Matt Godden, Doncaster striker John Marquis and Jack Marriott, who swapped Luton for Peterborough in the summer.
The other players to have reached the 20 mark are Britt AssombalongaJames CollinsLeon Clarke, Billy Kee and Adebayo Akinfenwa, with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez the next-highest Premier League scorer for the calendar year on 19.
The other players to complete the top 20 are the Premier League pair of Jamie Vardy and Mohamed Salah, along with Jorge GrantLasse VibeChris DagnallBilly Bodin and Reuben Reid.

Top scorers from England's top four divisions in 2017

Harry KaneTottenham39
Romelu LukakuEverton, Man Utd25
Danny HyltonLuton25
Sergio AgueroMan City22
Billy SharpSheffield United22
Chris WoodLeeds, Burnley21
John MarquisDoncaster21
Matt GoddenStevenage21
Jack MarriottLuton, Peterborough21
Charlie WykeBradford City21
Leon ClarkeSheffield United20
James CollinsCrawley, Luton20
Britt AssombalongaNottm Forest, Boro20
Adebayo AkinfenwaWycombe20
Billy KeeAccrington20
Alexis SanchezArsenal19
Jorge GrantNotts County19
Lasse VibeBrentford19
Chris DagnallCrewe19
Billy BodinBristol Rovers18
Reuben ReidExeter17
Jamie VardyLeicester17
Mohamed SalahLiverpool17