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Aubameyang matches Torres with winner

12 Aug 2019
Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

Goal for Arsenal at Newcastle was his 33rd in his first 50 PL matches, putting him among elite company

With his winner at Newcastle United on Sunday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirmed his place as one of the Premier League's most lethal strikers, as well as beating an Arsenal legend to a goal mark.

The match at St James' Park was Aubameyang's 50th in the Premier League and his decisive strike was his 33rd in the competition.

Only five other players have scored more in their first 50 Premier League matches.

Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole lead the way in this ranking, having scored 41 times in their first 50 Premier League appearances.

They are a long way ahead of Mohamed Salah, who scored 35 goals, and Kevin Phillips, with 34. 

Aubameyang's total of 33 goals matches that of Fernando Torres for Liverpool at the same point.

Most goals after 50 PL matches
Player Goals
Alan Shearer 41
Andrew Cole 41
Mohamed Salah 35
Kevin Phillips 34
Fernando Torres 33
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 33
Ruud van Nistelrooy 31
Diego Costa 31

Among Arsenal players, Aubameyang is above Thierry Henry's leading total of 30 goals in his first 50 Premier League matches for the Gunners. 

Most goals for Arsenal after 50 PL matches
Player Goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 33
Thierry Henry 30
Ian Wright 24
Alexis Sanchez 22
Alexandre Lacazette 20
Lukas Podolski 19

Aubameyang admitted that another Premier League Golden Boot was in his sights this season, even if the three points were more important. 

"As a striker of course it’s in the mind," Aubameyang told Arsenal's official website about the award. "But first of all, as I’ve always said, the most important is the team.

"I’m really happy that the goal could help us to win the game."

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