Calendar Goals

Before last week’s game, there was talk that van Persie’s hot run might result in him becoming the leading goalscorer in an EPL calendar season. In the event, he failed to add to his total against City but still has an outside shot at earning the distinction
Here are the leading scorers in the past 20 years

The 1992 data starts from August, so Shearer’s total in that time period is impressive. Also of note is that Lampard topped the field in 2005. Henry won the actual season Golden Boot in both 2004/5 (25) and 2005/6 (27) but only scored 19 in the overlapping year

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