Ronaldo races up top scorers chart

Saturday 12 March 2022 21:07

Only Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has now scored more Premier League goals this season than Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo.

At the time of writing, the 37-year-old's magnificent hat-trick against Tottenham has sent up him soaring up the scorers' chart into joint-second place.

Although Egypt international Salah has a huge lead in the race for the top-flight Golden Boot, it is a marker of the Portugal forward's contribution that he has climbed the individual table.

Ronaldo now has 12 league goals to his name this term after his first treble in the division since 2008, eight behind Salah.

Two more Liverpool players, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane, are also in joint-second spot behind their colleague.

Three men are one goal further back on 11 - Spurs duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, plus Brentford's Ivan Toney, who scored both goals for the Bees in their 2-0 victory over struggling Burnley on Saturday.

Ronaldo also has three assists to his name in the league this season and, of course, has been outstanding in the Champions League.

The centre-forward has struck six times in the European competition and will be out to add to that tally in Tuesday night's round-of-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes is our next-best scorer in the Premier League with nine goals but he missed the win over Spurs due to illness.


20: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
12: Diogo Jota (Liverpool)
12: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
12: Cristiano Ronaldo (United)
11: Harry Kane (Tottenham)
11: Son Heung-min (Tottenham)
11: Ivan Toney (Brentford) 

Stats correct as of 12 March 2022.