Jamie Vardy has been cut to 2/1 favourite in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after bagging a brace in Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
The 33-year-old striker returned from injury to end a goal drought stretching back to before Christmas and move two clear at the top of the table on 19.
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers said: “It was good to get him on for that final half-hour and that was him back to what he’s good at. He was aggressive on the back line and a threat.
“He showed really good composure for the penalty, because he was only on the pitch a couple of minutes and he showed real confidence and calmness to put it away.
“The second goal was just natural for him, it just falls to him in the box and he finishes it.”
Vardy has now scored 99 top-flight goals for City and told LCFC TV: “When you come off the bench, you always want to try and make as good an impact as possible.
“Luckily tonight, my first two shots have gone in, so I’m over the moon with it.
“Obviously, I’ve gone through a little bit of a patch with not scoring and I’ve been making sure that I’ve been trying to work as hard as possible on the training field to try and get back to scoring ways.”
Liverpool duo on target
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in second place after drawing a blank in Arsenal’s 1-0 triumph over West Ham and can be backed at 7/2.
Mohamed Salah improved his tally to 16 by netting in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory against Bournemouth and is quoted at 9/2 for Golden Boot glory.
That made it 70 Premier League goals in 100 top-flight appearances for the Reds winger.
He also became the first Liverpool player since Michael Owen to score 20 times or more in all competitions for three straight seasons.
“Incredibly important goal, a super performance – a really, really good game for Mo,” Jurgen Klopp told the club website.
“He is an outstanding striker, a world-class striker. It’s really nice, I’m really happy for him that he reached that mark.”
Sadio Mane was also on target at Anfield to reach 14 and is rated a 14/1 chance.
Sergio Aguero is three off the pace after missing out in Manchester City’s 2-0 loss to neighbours United and is 7/2 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds.
Danny Ings stayed on 15 following Southampton’s 1-0 home loss to Newcastle and can be backed at 20/1.
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