PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Premier League 2016 - 2017 Top Goal Scorers: Alexis Sanchez

This season Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Romelu Lukaku, Everton; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal; Diego Costa, Chelsea; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; Dele Ali, Tottenham Hotspur; Kun Aguero, Manchester City; Sadio Mane, Liverpool; and Eden Hazard, Chelsea are the top 10 goal scorers to date in the England Premier League. Arsenal’s top goal scorer this season to date is Alexis Sanchez. After Matchweek 27’s Round of EPL fixtures, Chelsea is in first place on the 2016-17 England Premier League Table. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Liverpool is in fourth, Arsenal is in fifth, Manchester United in in sixth, and Everton is in seventh.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

Arsenal defeated by Liverpool without Sanchez

Liverpool goals: Roberto Firmino 9, Sadio Mane 40, Georginio Wijnaldum 90 +0:44

Arsenal goal: Danny Welbeck 57

With Alexis Sanchez starting the match on the bench, Arsenal lost to Liverpool. Gunners fans were baffled as to why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided not to start Sanchez who is currently one of the highest goal scorers in the England Premier League. After the loss Wenger defended his decision to drop Alexis Sanchez against Liverpool by suggesting that he wanted to take a more direct approach. Wenger's decision to drop Sanchez to the bench for the trip to Anfield on Saturday was questioned but the Arsenal boss moved to clarify his stance before the game. Asked why he had replaced the Chilean with Olivier Giroud, after opting to play with a lone target man, Wenger replied, “We've decided to play with Welbeck and Giroud because we decided that we will have to fight in the air as well.”

Liverpool defeated the Gunners to move up to third behind Spurs. Liverpool Fc beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield Stadium on Saturday evening with goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead and opened the match scoring when Firmino responded to a cross by Mane and the Brazilian slotted the ball cooly past Gunners No 1 goalie Petr Cech. Mane then doubled the lead at 40 minutes firing the ball low into the net. Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scored at 57 minutes putting pressure briefly on the hosts but Georginio Wijnaldum scored the third for the Reds to wrap up proceedings, scoring in injury time.

Wenger’s plan to win without Sanchez backfired, with Liverpool 2-0 up at half-time, andWenger decided to bring Sanchez into the action in the second half. Alexis helped to inspire a partial comeback, setting up Danny Welbeck to score for the Gunners. Sanchez has made 34 appearances for Arsenal this season and has scored 20 goals. There is speculation over the 28-year-old striker’s future at the Gunners after Juventus bid £25million for him. The Gunners know they may lose the Chilean forward in the summer transfer window so Wenger may have wanted to see how his side would do without Alexis, Rumor has it that Sanchez is demanding a huge pay increase to remain with Arsenallll. Sanchez's contract expires in the summer of 2018. Arsenal have offered Sanchez a contract worth around £180,000-a-week, a £50,000 per week increase.

 

Reportedly Alexis Sanchez wants to quit Arsenal at the end of the season after being dropped by Wenger for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool. The Chilean’s relationship with Wenger, the Arsenal coaches and his team-mates is reportedly after the Gunners Champions League loss to Bayern Munich with a bust-up after Sanchez stormed off the training pitch in the build-up to the trip to Anfield. Sources say Wenger has been unimpressed with Sanchez’s attitude, particularly his behavior during the 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month. Sanchez publicly berated his felside at the Allianz Arena and he continued to point the finger in the dressing room after the game. Team-mates say Sanchez has become distant in recent weeks, and Wenger and his staff have not been happy with his attitude at the training ground since the Bayern trumping. The 28-year-old was confronted by angry team-mates after walking out in the middle of a training session last week, a possible reason why Wenger axed his leading goal-scorer from the starting XI at Anfield. Sanchez was clearly upset and distraught by the 5-1 humiliation at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Wenger has spoken privately to Sanchez about his negative attitude. Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are expected to bid for Alexis, who has reportedly rejected Wneger’s offer of a new deal worth £180,000 a week. PSG are willing to pay him £300,000 a week.

 

Alexis Sanchez’s record to date at Arsenal:

 

 

  • Games: 128
  • Goals: 62
  • Assists: 40
  • Points per match: 1.91 
  • Honors: FA Cup

 

Squads

Alexis Sanchez was left out, with Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud starting for the Gunners.

Liverpool

Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Alexander, Lovren, Origi, Woodburn.

Arsenal

Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Welbeck; Giroud Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Ramsey, Alexis, Walcott, Lucas.

Referee Robert Madley

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Club: Arsenal
Number: 7 
Born: December 19, 1988
Age: 28  
Place of Birth: Tocopilla 
Nationality: Chile 
Height: 5’ 7” 
Weight; 137 pounds 
Position (s): Forward, Winger 
Foot: 
Manager: Arsene Wenger  
Stadium: Emirates 
Location: London, UK  
Nicknames: Gunners 
Leagues: Premier League

Honors:

Colo-Colo

Chilean Premiera División2006 Clausura2007 Apertura

Copa Sudamericana Runner-up: 2006

River Plate

Argentine Primera División2008 Clausura

Barcelona

La Liga2012–13

Copa del Rey2011–12

Supercopa de España20112013

UEFA Super Cup2011

FIFA Club World Cup2011

Arsenal

FA Cup2014–15

FA Community Shield20142015

International

Chile

Copa América20152016

FIFA U-20 World Cup Third place: 2007

Individual

Copa América Golden Ball: 2016

BBC Goal of the Month: October 2015

PFA Fans' Player of the Year2015

Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year: 2015

Facebook FA Premier League Player of the Year2015

Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK Footballer2015

Arsenal Player of the Season: 2014–15

Premier League PFA Team of the Year2014–15

Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2016

Serie A Player of the Month: February 2011

PFA Fans' Player of the Month: October 2014, October 2015

History

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez was born 19 December 1988, known as Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Arsenal and the Chilean national team. After his debut season of first-team football with Cobreloa, Sánchez was signed by Italy's Udinese in 2006. Following successful loans at Colo-Colo and River Plate, he began playing in Serie A. In 2011, he was signed by Barcelona for £25 million, becoming the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history. Sánchez signed for Arsenal in July 2014 for a fee reported to be £31.7 million, making him the third-most expensive signing in the club's history after Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka. Sánchez, also nicknamed El Niño Maravilla, has competed for Chile since 2006, and has earned 100 caps, making him the team's second-most capped player of all time after goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. With 36 goals, he is La Roja's second highest top scorer of all time. He played in two FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014 as well as three Copa América tournaments, winning two Copa Americas.

Barcelona (2011-2014)

Supercopa de España

La Liga

FIFA Club World Cup
UEFA Super Cup
Copa del Rey
Supercopa de España

Udinese (2008-2011)

Serie A Player of the Month (Feb. 2011)

River Plate (2007-2008)

Primera División de Argentina: 2008 Clausura'

Colo-Colo (2006-2007)

Chilean Primera División: Clausura

Chilean Primera División: Apertura

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Milestones in Alexis Sanchez's Career

5 July 2007: Scores for Chile vs. Congo in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007 Canada.
7 September 2007: Scores his first goal for the Chilean National Team vs. Switzerland
19 October 2008: Scores his first goal for Udinese Calcio vs. Lecce in Serie A.
27 February 2011: Sanchez scores 4 of 7 goals as Udinese defeat Palermo.
13 March 2011: Scores last goal for Udinese vs. Cagliari in Serie A.
20 July 2011: Barcelona announces signing of Sanchez for $43 million as he becomes the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history.
29 August 2011: Scores first goal of his Barcelona career as they beat Villareal 5-0 in La Liga.
10 December 2011: Scores the equaliser vs. Real Madrid as Barcelona goes on to win the game 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
26 October 2013: Alexis scores the winning goal as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2–1 at Camp Nou in the first El Classico of the 2013/14 La Liga season.
5 January 2014: Sanchez scores his first hat-trick for Barcelona in a 4–0 win against Elche CF.
17 May 2014: Scores his last goal for Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid in the last game of La Liga.
28 June 2014Scores for Chilean National Team vs. Brazil in Round of 16, FIFA World Cup 2014.
28 June 2014: Misses the penalty kick as Chile are eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2014.
10 July 2014Arsenal announces the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for £35 million
4 July 2015 Wins Chile's first ever Copa America on a 4-1 definition against Argentina on penalties scoring the final and definitive penalty after a 0-0 draw
26 June 2016 Wins Chile's second Copa America ever in a row on a 4-2 definition against Argentina on penalties after a 0-0 draw
26 June 2016 Wins the Copa America Centenario Golden Ball for best player of the tournament

PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: HARRY KANE

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring

PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: HARRY KANE

Premier League 2016 - 2017 Top Goal Scorers: Harry Kane

This season Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Romelu Lukaku, Everton; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal; Diego Costa, Chelsea; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; Dele Ali, Tottenham Hotspur; Kun Aguero, Manchester City; Sadio Mane, Liverpool; and Eden Hazard, Chelsea are the top 10 goal scorers to date in the England Premier League. Tottenham’s top goal scorer this season to date is Englishman Harry Kane. After Matchweek 27’s Round of EPL fixtures, Chelsea is in first place on the 2016-17 England Premier League Table. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Liverpool is in fourth, Arsenal is in fifth, Manchester United in in sixth, and Everton is in seventh.

Tottenham 3-2 Everton

Spurs goals: Harry Kane 20, Harry Kane 56, Dele Alli 90 +1:46

Everton goals: Romelu Lukaku 81, Enner Valencia 90 +2:56

An Everton team that arrived at White Hart Lane unbeaten in nine Premier League games, with five clean sheets in the last seven, left in defeat with Harry Kane being a key in their loss. Harry Kane’s opening goal at 20 minutes paved the way for one the Spurs best spells of the season. The second half started just as well as Harry finished clinically for 2-0. With 10 minutes left, Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back. Dele Alli made it safe at 3-1 on 92 minutes before Enner Valencia pulled another goal back seconds later, but Spurs had another massive three points in the bag.

Tottenham Hotspur superstar striker Harry Kane outplayed Everton’s Lukaku to lay claim to being the current Premier League's sharpest striker, scoring a brace in the Spur’s 3-2 victory against Everton on Sunday. Deli Ali scored the late winner for Tottenham. Kane claimed top spot on the EPL goal scoring charts, while manager Mauricio Pochetino’s Tottenham Hotspur side fortified their hold on second place in the standings and put pressure on leaders Chelseea with a ninth successive  league win at home, moving to within seven points of league leaders The Blues. Despite missing 10 games of the campaign due to injury, Kane has amassed 24 goals in all competitions in the 2016-17 season — only four goals behind his haul last season with more than two months remaining to add to his goal tally. Kane had already sent Tottenham into a two-goal lead, including a spectacular long-range dipping strike, when Romelu Lukaku finally managed his first attempt on target in the 81th minute. Enner Valencia scored Everton’s second goal.

Squads

Tottenham Hotspur

Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, Kane. Subs: Son, Janssen, Vorm, Trippier, Sissoko, Wimmer, Winks.

Everton

Robles, Coleman, Ashley Williams, Funes Mori, Baines, Barry, Gana, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barkley, Lukaku. Subs: Jagielka, Mirallas, McCarthy, Valencia, Stekelenburg, Holgate, Lookman.

Referee: Michael Oliver

Soon White Hart Lane will be rebuilt, and the Spurs are treating fans to great memories of their last matches as Tottenham delivered their ninth straight Premier League victory at the old stadium that has been their home since 1899. The Spurs plan is to vacate White Hart Lane for the entire next season before they return to a rebuilt 61,000-seat stadium in 2018-19.

Mauricio Pochettino’s players are on a massive roll that it feels as though visiting teams are forced to play against Pochettino’s 3-4-2-1 system. Romelu Lukaku’s late goal threatened an Everton revival but Dele Alli’s stoppage-time goal turned the tide. Pochettino’s was obviously thrilled with Tottenham’s result that keeps them on the heels of the league leaders, Chelsea.

Kane began the game with three hat-tricks since the start of the year. He was denied in two attempts by the goalkeeper Joel Robles, with the second on 82 minutes a great opportunity. However Kane managed to defeat Robles in his next attempts and scored twice. The 23-year-old is now the outright top scorer in the league this season, with 19 goals, one more than Lukaku, and he has 24 in all competitions.

Tottenham policed Lukaku diligently, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen keeping the prolific striker to only one goal.However Lukaku managed to race through to send a low shot past Hugo Lloris giving the Spurs a scare. Then Alli’s goal put the result beyond doubt. Valencia had the last word, when he converted from Séamus Coleman’s free-kick. But Italian Pochettino’s team had done already done enough to earn three points.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with the win and three points added to their tally. The Italian also commented on Hugo Lloris’s 200th appearance for the Spurs. Lloris has been one of the best keepers in the EPL this season, conceding a league-best 17 goals, with 23 clean sheets. The French international is a key reason why the Spurs have the best defensive record in the league and are undefeated this season at White Hart Lane.

“We played with a lot of confidence, always knowing what we needed to do in every moment and that was fantastic,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “The team showed big confidence and that’s important for us because now we’re at the most important period with the Premier League and FA Cup and we have that consistency and that belief. Overall, it was a very good win, a fantastic performance. Okay, in the end we’re a little disappointed to concede the last goal. The first can happen, the second when the game was over after Dele scored, I’m a little disappointed because we showed a lack of concentration and that can’t happen again, but without that, we played very well. We played a fantastic first half and the second half we dominated and played with good quality and a high tempo. I’m very pleased for everyone and we have to keep going.”


“Everton was a very difficult opponent, we knew that,” continued Pochettino. “We played much, much better and if you see the score, 3-2, maybe that’s not fair because that makes it look like a very competitive game but we deserved more. Sometimes that happens. The most important thing for us was to get the three points, important to keep our position in the table fighting for the highest position and to be there if Chelsea fail.”


“It’s amazing for him and I congratulate him. Hugo is a great professional, a great goalkeeper and it’s fantastic for him," added Pochettino about Spurs captain and No. 1 goalie Hugo Lloris.

HARRY KANE

Club: Tottenham Hotspur, England National Team
Number: #10 (Spurs); #19 England 
Born: July 28, 1993
Age: 23  
Place of Birth: Waithamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest 
Nationality: England  
Height: 6’2” 
Weight; 188 lbs 
Position (s): Forward 
Foot: Right 
Manager: Mauricio Pochetino  
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Training Ground: Enfield Training Centre   
Owner: ENIC Group
Location: London, UK  
Nicknames: Spurs, Lilywhites  
Leagues: Premier League

History

Kane made his senior debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in a UEFA Europa League match against Hearts. Before establishing himself in Tottenham's first team, he spent time on loan in League One playing for Leyton Orient, in the Championship playing for Millwall and Leicester City and in the Premier League for Norwich City. He became a regular starter and goalscorer for Tottenham in the 2014–15 season, winning the Premier League Player of the Month award twice, for January and February 2015. With 31 goals across the campaign, 21 of which were in the league, he was also named the PFA Young Player of the Year. Kane finished top scorer of the 2015–16 Premier League season with 25 goals, and aided Tottenham in qualifying for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League. Kane represents England as a striker in International football. He scored on his senior international debut on 27 March 2015 and was selected for UEFA Euro 2016.
Honors: Millwall Young Player of the Season: 2011–12; Premier League Player of the Month: January 2015, February 2015, March 2016; Goal of the Month (England): January 2015; Premier League PFA Team of the Year2014–152015–16; PFA Young Player of the Year: 2014–15; Premier League Golden Boot2015–16.

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