Chicharito closing in on Cahill record

2 Dec 2018
Chicharito scored twice in West Ham's win at Newcastle

West Ham striker's double edges him towards best PL total of goals scored exclusively in the penalty area

By scoring twice for West Ham United against Newcastle United on Saturday Chicharito not only helped his side on their way to a rare 3-0 away victory at St James' Park, but he closed in on a Premier League record.

Chicharito's goals in the 11th and 63rd minute of the match gave the Hammers their greatest Premier League victory at Newcastle since October 1998, which was also a 3-0 triumph.

They also helped the Mexican striker to close in on an individual landmark set by Tim Cahill.

Australian midfielder Cahill is the player to have scored the most PL goals exclusively from inside the penalty area, with 56.

Chicharito's double took him to 48 goals in the competition, all of which have been scored in the 18-yard box.

Most PL goals only in penalty area
Tim Cahill56
John Terry41
David Unsworth38
Kevin Doyle37
Top-ten performer

Chicharito is also among the very best when it comes to his goal ratio.

He is in the top 10 for goals scored per minute in the Premier League, with an average of 141.5 minutes per strike.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero leads the way (108.1 minutes per goal) for those who have scored at least 20 PL goals.

Sergio Aguero15116329108.1
Mohamed Salah414570111.5
Harry Kane11513364116.2
Thierry Henry17521313121.8
Ruud van Nistelrooy9512178128.2
Gabriel Jesus212703128.7
Luis Suarez699577138.8
Robin van Persie14420155139.7
Hernan Crespo202813140.7

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