Premier League Energy Rankings: Nketiah and Saka shine as Haaland nets hat-trick

The most recent spherical of Premier League video games noticed loads of drama and controversy, with Arsenal scoring a Ninetieth-minute winner to down Manchester United 3-2 in a thriller on the Emirates.

Erling Haaland netted a scientific treble to assist Manchester Metropolis ease previous Wolves, and hotshot striker Harry Kane equalled Jimmy Greaves’ all-time goalscoring file for Tottenham with a ruthless end in a 1-0 win in opposition to Fulham. 

West Ham beat struggling Everton – resulting in the Toffees sacking supervisor Frank Lampard – and Aston Villa edged out Southampton in a contentious 1-0 win.

Eddie Nketiah (L) and Bukayo Saka (R) scored as Arsenal beat Manchester United on Sunday

Newcastle's Kieran Tripper (L) and manager Eddie Howe (R) kept hold of third spot in the table

Newcastle’s Kieran Tripper (L) and supervisor Eddie Howe (R) stored maintain of third spot within the desk


10. Harry Kane – down seven 

9. Casemiro – non-mover

8. Brennan Johnson – new entry

7. James Ward-Prowse – new entry

6. Erling Haaland – down two

5. Luke Shaw – new entry

4. Solly March – new entry 

3. Bukayo Saka – up two

2. Marcus Rashford – non-mover 

1. Martin Odegaard – non-mover

The clear sheets continued for Newcastle and Kieran Trippier after a stalemate with Crystal Palace, whereas Liverpool and Chelsea, Leeds and Brentford additionally performed out goalless attracts.

Brighton, shorn of winger Leandro Trossard, scored late to rescue a degree in opposition to Leicester, whereas promoted sides Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth drew 1-1.

With all that in thoughts, this is the newest high 10 of Sportsmail‘s Premier League Energy Rankings.

10. David Raya (new entry)

Brentford will take into account themselves a bit of lucky to have left Elland Street with a draw. 

Jesse Marsch’s facet loved 59 per cent possession, 9 pictures to Brentford’s six and 5 on the right track to an enormous fats zilch from the Bees.

The difficulty is, goalkeeper David Raya was in the way in which of all of them. The Spanish stopper tops the league for saves (86), ball recoveries (212) and correct lengthy balls (216), in addition to rating extremely for clear sheets and man-of-the-match awards.

Thomas Frank’s facet are presently one level off sixth – and on the weekend, they’d Raya to thank for that. 

David Raya's safe hands have helped Thomas Frank's Brentford to one point off sixth position

David Raya’s secure arms have helped Thomas Frank’s Brentford to at least one level off sixth place

9. Kaoru Mitoma (new entry)

It is honest to say there may not have been that a lot hype round Brighton signing Kaoru Mitoma from Kawasaki Frontale again in August 2021, particularly contemplating the Japanese winger went straight to Belgian facet Union Saint-Gilloise on mortgage.

However the 25-year-old was built-in into the Seagulls first workforce this season, and after a quiet begin – usually used as an affect substitute and infrequently performed at left wing-back – he had a solitary help after the primary 13 league video games of the season.

The next eight have seen 4 targets and two assists, with loads of thrilling dribbles getting followers of the south-coast membership off their toes. His newest strike was an absolute pearler, too.

He picked up the ball from Pervis Estupinan perhaps 35 yards out and never removed from the touchline. After breezing previous full-back Timothy Castagne, he casually rifled a wickedly dipping strike into the highest nook. He is bought the hype now. 

Leandro Trossard's exit from Brighton has been eased by the top form of Kaoru Mitoma (above)

Leandro Trossard’s exit from Brighton has been eased by the highest type of Kaoru Mitoma (above)

8. Jarrod Bowen (new entry)

This season has been an actual battle for West Ham, with David Moyes’ males – like Liverpool – struggling to manage after the superhuman exertions of final season, and the emotional rollercoaster of the Hammers’ run to the Europa League semi-finals.

A massively spectacular 29 Premier League aim involvements rocketed winger Jarrod Bowen into the England squad, however the targets have dried up for participant and membership this marketing campaign, with solely Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Everton scoring fewer.

Saturday’s conflict with the Toffees was dubbed ‘El Sack-ico’, the implication being whichever supervisor misplaced the sport would lose their job too. Bowen got here up trumps when his workforce wanted him with two poacher’s finishes, and Everton’s Frank Lampard subsequently bought the axe.

That match doubled Bowen’s targets tally for the season. He and Moyes will hope there are extra to return. 

West Ham's Jarrod Bowen (pictured) scored twice as they beat struggling Everton on Saturday

West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen (pictured) scored twice as they beat struggling Everton on Saturday

7. Harry Kane (up three)

At Jimmy Greaves’ funeral, long-time good friend and creator Norman Giller known as him ‘a (Lionel) Messi with bells on’. 

After Harry Kane equalled Greaves’ all-time Tottenham goalscoring file together with his 266th in opposition to Fulham, what does that make him?

It appears unusual to say however Kane appears oddly unloved by impartial followers and pundits regardless of being maybe one of the best out-and-out goalscorer of his technology, together with Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema.

His aim in opposition to Fulham was quintessential Harry: contact, set, end – simple as one, two, three. The concept of a future with out Kane is sufficient to have Spurs followers quaking of their boots. 

Harry Kane's winner for Tottenham against Fulham on Monday night was quintessential Kane

Harry Kane’s winner for Tottenham in opposition to Fulham on Monday night time was quintessential Kane

6. Kieran Trippier (new entry) 

Newcastle have conceded simply three targets of their final 15 league video games. Three. Of their final 1350 minutes, not together with added time or stoppage time.

Many assumed the primary and flagship signing underneath the massively controversial Saudi Arabian house owners, whose wealth makes them the richest membership on this planet, could be a big-money purchase, maybe a world-class striker or thrilling midfielder.

As a substitute they turned to a 31-year-old (now 32) proper again born in Bury for an preliminary £12million. And it proved a masterstroke. 

Kieran Trippier’s management, excessive requirements and drive make him a mannequin skilled and his performances have been world-class.

On the pitch, other than being a set-piece risk, he precipitated Crystal Palace all types of issues on Saturday, creating a lot of his facet’s possibilities and serving to protect yet one more clear sheet up in opposition to the tough Wilfried Zaha.  

Trippier (right, back) has helped in-form Newcastle keep 12 clean sheets in their last 15 games

Trippier (proper, again) has helped in-form Newcastle preserve 12 clear sheets of their final 15 video games

5. Marcus Rashford (down three)

Rashford’s aim in opposition to Arsenal was a person piece of brilliance. Intercepting Thomas Partey’s slack move, he slipped previous the Ghanaian once more with a intelligent flick.

Three touches and three seconds later he had arrowed it previous the helpless Aaron Ramsdale.

The England ahead is arguably in one of the best type of his profession, with 5 targets in his final six, and though the Gunners shackled him higher within the second half, the actual fact they needed to change their plan to limit him proves his significance. 

4. Eddie Nketiah (new entry)

Final summer time, Eddie Nketiah’s contract was up. As soon as once more, it had been a season of rotation and bench-warming, late cameos and cup appearances. It yielded 5 league targets, double that in all competitions.

For a lot of the marketing campaign he was third alternative, behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, in a one-striker system. Expectations from the place he would find yourself ranged from Crystal Palace to West Ham and far additional afield.

However, after sufficiently impressing boss Mikel Arteta, he signed a brand new and improved five-year contract on the Emirates. In November, £45m summer time signing Gabriel Jesus bought injured, and since then, he is performed 450 minutes out of a potential 450.

That stint has yielded as his facet took 13 factors from a potential 15 from a run together with Brighton, Newcastle, rivals Tottenham and Manchester United. His double in opposition to United confirmed he can step in for Jesus – and will assist hearth them to the title.

Gunners striker Nketiah (No 14) has shown he can fill in for the injured Brazilian Gabriel Jesus

Gunners striker Nketiah (No 14) has proven he can fill in for the injured Brazilian Gabriel Jesus

3. Martin Odegaard (down two)

Martin Odegaard was, as soon as once more, totally central to Arsenal as they sneaked previous Erik ten Hag’s facet on Sunday.

His inch-perfect move to Granit Xhaka to arrange Nketiah’s equaliser. His shot from which Nketiah scored the winner. And in case you take a look at nearly something Arsenal created or did nicely, Odegaard had a hand in it.

The Emirates (plus the away grounds) is his canvas, and in the intervening time Gunners supporters are simply having fun with witnessing his superb brushstrokes. And he’s the favorite to elevate the Premier League trophy on the finish of the season. 

2. Erling Haaland (up 4)

Haaland’s targets in opposition to Wolves might not have been essentially the most spectacular or aesthetically pleasing. A detailed-range header from a fantastically measured Kevin De Bruyne cross, a penalty and a tap-in into an open aim.

Manchester City's Erling Haaland could become one of football's greatest goalscorers ever

Manchester Metropolis’s Erling Haaland may develop into one in all soccer’s biggest goalscorers ever

However look again on the catalogues of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Kane and Lewandowski – they don’t seem to be all 40-yard screamers or flying overhead-kick volleys.

Haaland has 31 targets in 26 video games this season. He may nicely attain 50. And he might nicely additionally develop into probably the greatest goalscorers the sport has ever seen. 

1. Bukayo Saka (up two)

What extra are you able to say about Bukayo Saka? The beaming murderer, who shreds your defence to ribbons with out ever dropping his kilowatt smile.

He turned probably the greatest and most in-form full-backs within the nation, Luke Shaw, into mincemeat time and again and he is presently the sharpest rapier within the Gunners’ assault.

What a pleasure it’s to look at him. And what a ball he appears to be having as he carries Arsenal in direction of the title. 

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