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Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring against Aston Villa at Villa Park, Birmingham, April 2022.

The Premier League has continued at a relentless speed at the start of 2022, but which players have scored the most goals in the competition since the turn of the year?

Fourteen men have scored five or more Premier League goals since January 1, with a few surprise names mixing it with the more familiar faces in England’s top flight.

Here are the top 10 goalscorers in the Premier League over the first third of 2022, ranked from 10th to 1st with minutes played used to separate those with the same totals.

10. Riyad Mahrez – 5

A selection of players have scored five times in 2022 – including Kai Havertz, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Teemu Pukki – but Mahrez has scored that number in the fewest minutes.

Mahrez has endured a torrid time at international level – with Algeria flopping at the Africa Cup of Nations and failing to reach the World Cup – but the winger has enjoyed better success with City.

He hasn’t always been named in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI but the 31-year-old scored a vital equaliser against Arsenal on New Year’s Day and netted twice against a sorry Manchester United in March.

=6. Jarrod Bowen – 6

Bowen has blossomed this season, becoming West Ham’s main source of goals and winning the respect of Danny Dyer. The lucky bastard…

=6. Kevin de Bruyne – 6

After a slow start to the season, with injuries disrupting his involvement at the Euros for Belgium, De Bruyne has returned to his imperious best in 2022.

The midfielder scored the winner against Chelsea in January, poached a brace during the spanking of Manchester United and opened the scoring during the title showdown against Liverpool in April.

He remains arguably the greatest midfielder in the world and central to City’s hopes of success at home and in Europe.

=6. Wilfried Zaha – 6

Crystal Palace have been one of this season’s success stories, with Patrick Vieira reinvigorating a stale squad and building an exciting side full of young attacking talent.

But Zaha remains the main man at Selhurst Park. He may have an uncanny knack for winding up opposition supporters but the Ivory Coast international leads by example with his bravery on the ball.

His six goals, scored at a rate of one every 135 minutes, have helped Palace spend the year comfortably in mid-table while enjoying a run to the FA Cup semi-finals.

And, considering Zaha played at AFCON in January and February, his tally becomes even more impressive.

=6. Sadio Mane – 6

He may have the irrepressible Luis Diaz breathing down his neck but Mane has enjoyed a sensational 2022 so far.

His exploits with Senegal, captaining them to the AFCON title and World Cup qualification, have ensured Mane’s place in his nation’s history, but the forward has also been in good form for Liverpool.

Mane scored the winner during March’s 1-0 over West Ham, a game Liverpool could easily have lost, and has also netted against Chelsea and Manchester City since the turn of the year.

=4. Jack Harrison – 7

Probably the most surprising name on this list, Harrison has shone as the fortunes of Leeds United have fluctuated throughout 2022.

His three goals at West Ham earned Marcelo Bielsa’s side a sensational win in January but the beloved boss was sacked at the end of the following month.

Yet the midfielder has continued his goalscoring form under Jesse Marsch, netting in victories at Wolves and Watford that have steered the club away from relegation worries.

=4. Cristiano Ronaldo – 7

Ronaldo’s seven goals have come in just three matches – with hat-tricks against Norwich and Tottenham and one strike against Brighton – as United have endured an inconsistent second half of the season.

Is he the problem or the solution at Old Trafford? Your guess is as good as ours. But you can’t argue with Ronaldo’s goalscoring record…

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo during their victory over West Ham in Manchester, England, January 2022.

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=2. Harry Kane – 8

Yes, Kane has been brilliant in 2022 with eight goals and dovetailing expertly with Son Heung-min. It’s easy to forget his torrid start to the campaign…

=2. Ivan Toney – 8

Brentford will be a Premier League club next season and, while Cristian Eriksen has pulled the strings from midfield, Toney has scored the goals that have fired the west Londoners towards safety.

A hat-trick against Norwich, just when Brentford were beginning to wobble, could not have been timed better and the striker followed that with a crucial double against Burnley.

Strikes against Manchester United, West Ham and Wolves bring the striker’s tally to eight and he’ll be in high demand from other Premier League clubs this summer.

1. Son Heung-min – 9 

Only Salah has scored more Premier League goals this season than Son – and nine of the Spurs’ forward’s 17 efforts have come since the beginning of the current calendar year.

The South Korea captain began 2022 with the winner at Watford and helped himself to a goal during the thrashings of Leeds and Everton.

Son scored twice as Spurs beat neighbours and top-four rivals West Ham in March while netting a hat-trick during the dismantling of Aston Villa in April.

If Spurs are to beat the odds and qualify for the Champions League, they’ll need him to keep firing.


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