Pl top scorers without penalties

We’ve all seen the memes and the jokes “Bruno Penandes” “Penchester United” but how do the top goal scorers in the Premier League stack up without penalties? We’ll look over this season’s live stats, all-time stats, and season by season to find the top scorers without penalties!

2020-2021 Top Scorers Excluding Penalties

With VAR the controversy around penalties has grown this season rather than subsided. At the start of the season every time a ball connected with a hand a penalty seemed to be given. Fortunately, the lawmakers saw sense and changed the interpretation in November.

Full season stats

Top Scorers excluding penalties (All players with over 10 goals)

  1. Kane – 19
  2. Son – 16
  3. Calvert Lewin – 16
  4. Salah – 16
  5. Bamford – 16
  6. Watkins – 13
  7. Gundoguan – 12
  8. Iheanacho – 12
  9. Rashford – 11
  10. Bale – 11
  11. Mane – 11
  12. Lacazette – 10
  13. Wood – 10
  14. Ings – 10
  15. Fernandes – 9

This paints a very different picture from the overall view of goal scorers.

2019-2020 Top Scorers Excluding Penalties

  1. Jamie Vardy – 21
  2. Danny Ings – 21
  3. Aubameyang – 20
  4. Raheem Sterling – 20
  5. Sadio Mane -18
  6. Anthony Martial – 17
  7. Mo Salah – 16
  8. Harry Kane – 16
  9. Tammy Abraham – 15
  10. Sergio Aguero – 14
  11. Gabriel Jesus – 14

These changes move it to a joint win between Vardy and Ings although Vardy would still have won the golden boot by virtue of his 5 assists to Ins 2. When we think of how this season goes and how the media cover certain players some of the results are striking. Martial got more goals from open play than Salah, Sterling got more than Mane and Abraham got more than Aguero and one less than Kane!