Premier League top goal scorers 2023/2024: Updated EPL golden boot rankings as Watkins overtakes Salah – Sporting News

After setting a new single-season Premier League goals record (36 goals) en route to the Golden Boot award in 2022/23, Manchester City star Erling Haaland came out of the gates strong once again.
After 15 appearances, Haaland was comfortably the leader in the 2023/24 Golden Boot race, with 14 goals. However, after suffering a foot injury in December, he did not play again until he made a substitute appearance in the 3-1 win over Burnley on January 31.
Despite needing time to reacclimate himself after returning from injury, Haaland’s brilliant brace to down Everton 2-0 on February 10 put him out in front of the race once more.
He then scored against Brentford on February 20, giving him a goal against all 21 Premier League opponents he has faced thus far in his glittering young career. Haaland’s next outing saw him draw a blank as City beat Bournemouth 1-0.
Mohamed Salah has long been on Haaland’s tail, his goal against Brentford taking him to 15 as he made a timely return from injury and Africa Cup of Nations duty. He missed the games against Luton Town and Nottingham Forest, though.
That recent absence gave Ollie Watkins the chance to get back in the Golden Boot mix. He duly did, with two goals for Aston Villa against Luton Town seeing him move above Salah in the standings.
The Sporting News will update the top scorers’ table below, with assists and minutes played serving as the first and second tiebreakers as per major European tournaments run by UEFA.
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The Sporting News will be updating the table below during every matchday of the 2023/24 Premier League season through to the final matches on May 19, 2024.
Updated on March 2, 2024
MORE: Premier League’s all-time top scorers
Below are the top scorers in each season of the Premier League era (since 1992-93).
Andy Cole and Alan Shearer saw their record for most goals in a Premier League season shattered by Erling Haaland in 2022/23.
Thierry Henry finished atop the Premier League scoring chart in four different seasons, more than any player all-time. Shearer and Harry Kane follow with three scoring titles each.
MORE: Premier League all-time top scorers
Manchester City star Erling Haaland won the 2022/23 Premier League Golden Boot with a new Premier League single-season record of 36 goals.
The City striker had built an insurmountable lead over Harry Kane (30 goals), who previously won the Golden Boot three times. Brentford’s Ivan Toney was the other to hit the 20-goal mark, while the previous season’s joint-top scorer Mohamed Salah slowly rose up the ranks to fourth.
There were 1,084 total goals scored in the Premier League in 2022/23, including 45 own goals.
It came down to the final day of the 2021/22 season between Tottenham’s Son Heung-min and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Son’s two goals at Norwich City on the final day allowed him to momentarily move ahead of Salah in the scoring table. But the Liverpool star came off the bench and netted late to catch Son, as the two stars shared the Golden Boot on 23 goals.
Full Premier League goalscoring leaders & statistics from 2021/22 season.
There were 1,071 goals scored in the 2021/22 Premier League season, including 34 own goals.
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Kyle Bonn is a soccer content producer for The Sporting News.


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