Premier League will be back on our screens this coming weekend. Manchester United will travel to face West Ham at the London Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday. Arsenal and Manchester City will play Watford and Brighton at home. Tottenham will pile more misery on winless Huddersfield. Chelsea will welcome League leaders Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the late kick-off. Today, we want to celebrate seven legends who scored 30-plus goals in a 38-game EPL season.
7. Kevin Phillips- 30 Goals (1999/2000)
MOST PL AWAY GOALS
Kevin Philips 1999/2000 16 goals
Harry Kane 2015/16 15 goals pic.twitter.com/McwpXnNJf2
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In 1999 Manchester United became the only English club in history to lift a treble. They lifted UEFA Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup. However, Sir Alex Ferguson side did not get the Golden Boot. Sunderland striker Kevin Philips netted 30 goals in 36 matches to lift the coveted award.
6. Robin van Persie- 30 Goals (2011/12)
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Arsenal and Manchester United legend Robin Van Persie also makes the special list. The former Dutch international netted 30 goals in 38 matches for the Gunners in his final season in 2011/12. He won no trophy that season. Sir Alex Ferguson signed him the following year and he helped him win his 13th Premier League title before retiring in 2013.
5. Thierry Henry- 30 Goals (2003/04)
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Arsenal best scorer of all times Thierry Henry scored 30 goals in 37 Premier League appearances in 2003/04 season. It is the year the Gunners went unbeaten to become the ‘Invincibles’. The Frenchman netted 39 goals in 51 matches that season. It remains the last time the Emirates side lifted the League crown.
4. Luis Suárez- 31 Goals (2013/14)
Luis Suarez had a great final season at Anfield before joining Barcelona in 2014. Uruguay forward netted 31 goals in 33 Premier League matches for Liverpool but unfortunately won zero trophies. It is a fact that made him decide to switch to Camp Nou and his decision was rewarded with a treble in his first season in La Liga.