Top 5 goal scorers in the Premier League 2022-23 season

Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

The Premier League’s 2022-23 season came to a conclusion on Sunday after what had been another riveting campaign. With 1084 goals scored in 380 games, it created a new record for the highest number of goals in a single term in the competition.

Many players enjoyed a prolific run in front of the net, but the top five alone accounted for just over 11% of the total goals in the season. So, without further ado, let’s look at the top five goalscorers of the Premier League from the latest campaign.

#5 Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) – 18 goals

Since his £20 million transfer from Bournemouth in 2020, Callum Wilson has spearheaded Newcastle United’s attack with aplomb. After scoring 12 and eight goals in his first two Premier League campaigns with the Magpies, the striker posted his best figures yet with 18 in the 2022-23 season, also his career-best.

He wasn’t merely stat-padding – Wilson stepped up in the big games too, scoring in both league meetings with Tottenham Hotspur, as well as netting against Manchester City, Manchester United and Brighton. Accounting for over 26% of Newcastle’s total goals, it’s safe to say the Englishman played a crucial role in helping finish inside the top-four.

#4 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 19 goals

For just the second time in six years with Liverpool, Mohamed Salah failed to hit the 20-goal mark in the Premier League, but nonetheless struck 19 times, which is good enough. During a tumultuous season that saw the Reds blow hot and cold, the Egyptian ace was one of the few bright spots for the side. He also chipped in with 12 assists.

#3 Ivan Toney (Brentford) – 20 goals

Ivan Toney has been a force of nature since returning to the Premier League with Brentford in 2021. He struck 12 goals last year and netted another 20 times this term in 30 games, which is remarkable when you consider that the Bees only finished ninth in the standings.

His spectacular campaign, however, met with a premature end after being slapped with a nine-month ban for breach of betting rules. That forced Toney to miss Brentford’s last three games of the season, wherein he could’ve bagged a few more.

#2 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 30 goals

Tottenham Hotspur were a train-wreck this season, but Harry Kane gave their fans something to cheer with 30 goals. The English hitman was at the top of his game even as the rest of the squad went through the motions, and without him leading the charge, Spurs might as well have finished well below the eighth position they secured at the end.

#1 Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – 36 goals

With a record-breaking 36 goals scored in his debut season, Erling Haaland took the Premier League by storm. He made the so-called ‘toughest league in the world’ look like a farmer’s league with his blistering exploits that also fired Manchester City to a third consecutive league title. The Norwegian cantered to the Golden Boot while also winning the Player of the Year award.

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