EPL 2012-13: Top 5 strikers to watch this season

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EPL: Top 5 strikers to watch this season
London, Oct 1: After six Game Week's, here is a look at Premier League's leading scorers and in form strikers this season.

Robin van Persie - Manchester United

The former Arsenal captain has been the focal point since making his shocking move from Arsenal to Manchester United. The 29-year-old Dutch hitman scored the first hat-trick to help the Red Devils comeback to win against Southampton. Van Persie has scored five goals in six appearances so far.

Steven Fletcher - Sunderland

Sunderland earned their first win this season, thanks to a solitary goal from £12 million striker Steven Fletcher. The 25-year-old Scot has scored five goals in as many appearances for the Black Cats. Martin O'Niel's side are still unbeaten this season.

Carlos Tevez - Manchester City

In form Argentine Tevez has been Premier League champions talisman this season scoring three goals and providing four assists in six games. City remains unbeaten so far sitting in fourth place but have not started the season so well. Tevez, 28, is leading scorer for the reigning champions along with striker Edin Dzeko.

Demba Ba - Newcastle United

With six goals in six games, the Senegalese striker is the leading goal scorer at the moment. Ba, 27, has come to Newcastle's rescue twice this season, securing draws against Reading and Everton.

Jermain Defoe - Tottenham Hotspur

Defoe, 29, was part of the playing XI which beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, ending Spurs 23-year winless run at The Theatre of Dreams. Although Defoe did not score against United, the England international has already scored four goals in six games including an assist.

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Story first published: Monday, October 1, 2012, 16:49 [IST]
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