Premier League Goal Sharks Starve In South Africa


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(Reuters photo) — Ivory Coast captain DIDIER DROGBA (11) sees his shot turned aside in spectacular fashion by Brazil’s Italian-based goalkeeper, JULIO CESAR of Inter Milan, during the World Cup Group G match at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In a World Cup final tournament that has been dominated by resolute defending and low-scoring games, many highly-rated attackers from all across the globe have found the sledding to be particularly rough in South Africa.

Players from the Premier League in England have been no exception.

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2009-10 ENGLISH Premier League
top goal-scorers

29 goals (32 app) — Didier DROGBA — Chelsea — (IVORY COAST)
26 goals (32 app) — Wayne ROONEY — Manchester United — (ENGLAND)
24 goals (38 app) — Darren BENT — Sunderland — (England)
23 goals (35 app) — Carlos TEVEZ — Manchester City — (ARGENTINA)
22 goals (36 app) — Frank LAMPARD — Chelsea — (ENGLAND)
18 goals (22 app) — Fernando TORRES — Liverpool — (SPAIN)
18 goals (34 app) — Jermain DEFOE — Tottenham Hotspur — (ENGLAND)
15 goals (27 app) — Cesc FABREGAS — Arsenal — (SPAIN)
14 goals (26 app) — Emmanuel ADEBAYOR — Manchester City — (Togo)
13 goals (33 app) — Louis SAHA — Everton — (France)
13 goals (36 app) — Gabriel AGBONLAHOR — Aston Villa — (England)
12 goals (33 app) — Florent MALOUDA — Chelsea — (FRANCE)
12 goals (33 app) — Dimitar BERBATOV — Manchester United — (Bulgaria)
11 goals (32 app) — Cameron JEROME — Birmingham City — (England)
11 goals (33 app) — Nicholas ANELKA — Manchester City — (FRANCE)
10 goals (30 app) — Andrei ARSHAVIN — Arsenal — (Russia)
10 goals (30 app) — Carlton COLE — West Ham United — (England)
10 goals (32 app) — Craig BELLAMY — Manchester City — (Wales)
10 goals (33 app) — John CAREW — Aston Villa — (Norway)
10 goals (38 app) — Hugo RODALLEGA — Wigan Athletic — (Colombia)

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