Robin Van Persie, Manchester United
England Premier League Top Goal Scorers : Robin Van Persie
Man United Van Persie acknowledged the Red Devils fans from an open-top bus at the start of their Barclays Premier League Trophy Parade through Manchester on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. The Premiership Championship victory under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson was Van Persie’s first.
Arsenal supporter, and former Fox Soccer sports reporter Piers Morgan has fussed about Arsenal selling star striker Robin Van Persie to rivals Manchester United. RVP was a key figure in Man United winning the title again this season. Morgan complained about Arsene Wenger and took repeated shots throughout the season at "Van Pursestrings."
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez was close behind in second. However Suarez received a five match ban late in the season for biting an opponent or he could have finished on top.
And super-popular Gareth Bale finished the campaign with 21 goals playing in what may be his last season with Tottenham Hotspur.
Other top goal scorers this season include Christian Bentekem Aston Villa with 19 goals; Michu, Swansea City with 18 goals; Romelo Lukaku, West Bromwic Albion with 17 goals; Frank Lampard, Chelsea; Dimitar Berbatov, Fulham; Demba Ba, Chelsea; and Rickie Lambert, Southampton all with 15 goals; Theo Walcott, Arsenal and Edin Dzeko, Manchester City both with 14 goals; Wayne Rooney, Man Utd, Santi Cazorla, Arsenal, Adam Le Fondre, Reading, Juan Mata, Chelsea and Sergio Aguero, Man City all with 12 goals.
Jermain Defoe, Tottenham Hotspur, Lukas Podolski, Arsenal, Steven Fletcher, Sundeerland, Carlos Tevez, Manchester City, Arouna Kone, Wigan Athletic, Marouane Fellaini, Everton, Daniel Sturidge, Liverpool and Oliver Giroud, Arsenal all with 11 goals.
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