Golden Boot Winners 2016/17

Here is a list of the golden boot winners in the biggest leagues and tournaments in the world.

English Premier League: Harry Kane- 29 goals- Tottenham Hotspur

La Liga: Lionel Messi- 37 goals- FC Barcelona

Bundesliga: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- 31 goals- Borussia Dortmund

Portuguese Liga: Bas Dost- 34 goals- Sporting CP

Ligue 1: Edinson Cavani- 35 goals- PSG

Serie A: Edin Dzeko- 29 goals- AS Roma

UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo- 12 goals- Real Madrid

UEFA Europa League: Giuliano- 8 goals- Zenit St Petersburg                                                                                                Edin Dzeko- 8 goals- AS Roma

FA Cup: Heung-Min Son- 6 goals- Tottenham Hotspur                                                                                  Adam Morgan- 6 goals- Curzon Ashton

Copa del Rey: Wissam Ben Yedder- 5 goals- Sevilla FC                                                                                             Lionel Messi- 5 goals- FC Barcelona

Congratulations to all of these players!

English Premier League, Championship Sunday

Here is a brief recap of Championship Sunday, matchday 38 (the last match day of the EPL). Liverpool beat already relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 to secure a spot in the Champions League playoffs. Man City crushed Watford 5-0 to finish third, two points ahead of Liverpool. Tottenham tore apart Hull 7-1 as Harry Kane netted a second hat-trick in four days to win the race for the Golden Boot with 29 goals. Ten man Arsenal just edged Everton 3-1, but fell short of a Champions League spot. Manchester United dominated Crystal Palace and won 2-0 with the youngest squad in Premier League history. Last years champions Leicester, drew with the Cherries (Bournemouth) 1-1. Southampton fell to Stoke 1-0. Swansea won 2-1 against West Brom, thanks to a late winner from Fernando Llorente. Burnley lost to West Ham 2-1. Chelsea had already won the title and finished the season with a 5-1 win against last place Sunderland. That’s all for Championship Sunday.

English Premier League, Match Day 37

Here is a brief recap of match day 37’s EPL action. Manchester City just edged Leicester, 2-1. Josh King netted in the 85th minute (two minutes after Burnley’s equalizer) to secure Bournemouth a 2-1 win over The Clarets. Already relegated Middlesbrough fell 2-1 to Southampton. Swansea clinched safety with a 2-0 victory against Sunderland. Arsenal defeated Stoke, 4-1, keeping their UCL hopes alive. Hull City were relegated to the Championship after a 4-0 thumping from Crystal Palace. Liverpool routed West Ham, 4-0. Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-1 in their final match at White Hart Lane. Watford lost 1-0 to Everton. Chelsea were crowned champions after defeating West Brom, 1-0. Well, that’s all for match day 37. Congratulations to Chelsea, the 2016/17 EPL Champions.

English Premir League, Match Day 36

There are only three matches remaining in the 2016/17 EPL season and almost every result is crucial. If you missed any of the action here is a brief recap. West Ham all but ended Tottenham’s title dreams with a stunning 1-0 victory. Manchester City routed Crystal Palace, 5-0. Stoke and Bournemouth drew, 2-2. Sam Vokes’ brace helped Burnley to a 2-2 tie with West Brom. A struggling Hull City fell 2-0 to already relegated Sunderland. Leicester cruised to a 3-0 win against Watford. Swansea just edged Everton 1-0 to lift them out of the drop zone. Southampton keeper Fraser Forster saved a penalty to salvage his side a 0-0 draw against Liverpool. Arsenal comfortably beat Manchester United, 2-0. League-leaders Chelsea moved within three points of winning the title as they defeated Middlesbrough, 3-0. Well, that’s all for match day 36’s Premier League action.

Click on the link below for the current EPL table:

http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/23/table

English Premier League, Match Day 35

Here is a brief recap of match day 35’s English Premier League action. Southampton and Hull drew 0-0. Bournemouth just edged Sunderland, 1-0, condemning the Black Cats (Sunderland) to life in the Championship next year. Crystal Palace fell 2-0 to Burnley. Jamie Vardy’s solo goal in the 43rd minute gave Leicester a 1-0 victory over West Brom. Stoke tied 0-0 with West Ham. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s spectacular free kick in the 79th minute secured a vital point for relegation-threatened Swansea against an injury-weakened Manchester United (the final score was 1-1). The Icelandic international’s late equalizer also denied Mourinho’s men (Manchester United) the opportunity to commandeer third place. Manchester City came from behind twice to tie Middlesbrough, 2-2.  In a thrilling London Derby, Tottenham assured their position above Arsenal, and canceled Sir Totteringham’s Day, as they defeated the Gunners 2-0 with goals coming from Harry Kane and Dele Alli. This is the first season in 22 years that Spurs will finish above their archrivals. Although we are nearing the end of the season, not everything is set in stone. All of these teams still have a lot to play for (except for maybe Sunderland*) and the last three match days are sure to be more exciting than ever. Make sure you check back for more recaps and other football news.

Click on the link below for the current EPL table:

http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/23/table

*Sorry Sunderland fans.

English Premier League, Match Day 30

Here is a brief recap of the EPL matches that took place on match day 30. Liverpool defeated Everton 3-1 in a thrilling Merseyside Derby. Crystal Palace upset league-leaders Chelsea, 2-1, allowing second place Tottenham, who beat Burnley 2-0, to narrow the gap between them and Antonio Conte’s men (Chelsea) to seven points. Hull City came back from 1-0 down to edge West Ham, 2-1. Wilfred Ndidi netted a screamer in Leicester’s 2-1 win over Stoke. West Brom held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw. Miguel Britos’ solo goal propelled Watford to a 1-0 victory against Sunderland. Southampton tied Bournemouth, 0-0. Swansea and Middlesbrough were both unable to convert their chances resulting in a 0-0 draw. Arsenal came back twice to salvage a 2-2 tie against Manchester City. Well, that’s all for match day 30’s Premier League action.

Click on the link below for the current EPL table:

http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/23/table

English Premier League, Match Day 21

Here is a brief recap of the Premier League matches that took place on match day 21. Harry Kane netted a hat-trick as Tottenham dismantled West Brom, 4-0. Burnley just edged Southampton 1-0. Hull City came back from 1-0 down to defeat Bournemouth 3-1. Stoke City beat Sunderland 3-1. Arsenal cruised to an easy 4-0 win over Swansea. Watford and Middlesbrough drew 0-0. West Ham secured a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace with Andy Carrol scoring an absolute cracker; an acrobatic overhead kick that flew past a helpless  Hennessey. The absence of top scorer Diego Costa didn’t seem to faze league leaders Chelsea as they dispatched Leicester, 3-0. Everton shocked Manchester City, 4-0, handing Pep Guardiola his heaviest defeat ever as a manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header salvaged a point for Mancheser United in a heated match with rivals Liverpool; the final score was 1-1. Well, that’s all for match day 21’s EPL action.

Click on the link below for the current EPL table:

http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/23/table

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