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Premier League top scorer odds: Ronaldo hot streak continues

Cristiano Ronaldo is 2/1 favourite in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after netting again in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at West Ham.

The 36-year-old made it three goals in two domestic appearances for the Red Devils when latching onto a cross from compatriot Bruno Fernandes at London Stadium.

Ronaldo, who also struck in United’s Champions League loss to Young Boys after an assist by Fernandes, saw his initial effort saved but pounced on the rebound.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been delighted with how the international teammates have combined so far.

He said: “They’ve played together for Portugal for a little while but, for me, those are top players. Ronaldo arrives in the box again – as he does.”

Most onlookers felt Ronaldo was unlucky not to be awarded at least one penalty during an impressive performance.

Solskjaer added on MUTV: “I’m going to be careful with what I’m saying, but you’ve got to be wondering what’s he’s got to do to get a penalty.

“The first and the third fouls are 100 per cent nailed on. The one where he gets pulled back backstick is probably, but it’s still a foul, he gets pulled down in the box.

“It’s frustrating but they’ve got to look at it. It’s two clear penalties. I think they’re stonewall. You can’t even argue against them.”

Fernandes drew a blank versus the Hammers but is still joint-top of the Golden Boot table on four and can be backed at 16/1.

Fellow pacesetter Michail Antonio missed the match through suspension and is available at 33/1.

Mohamed Salah joined that pair at the early summit when striking in Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat of Crystal Palace and is 4/1.

Mane hits century milestone

Sadio Mane made it 100 goals for the club when breaking the deadlock at Anfield and is 20/1 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after reaching three for the season.

Mane became the first player in the competition’s history to score against the same opponent in nine consecutive meetings.

His close-range strike just before half-time made him the 18th man to bring up a century of Liverpool goals in his 224th appearance.

“People forget around these 100 goals he worked incredibly hard, defended for us, pressed high, counter-pressed, created goals, set up chances,” said Jurgen Klopp.

“So, the 100 goals are just one, there are so many numbers that are important. I am really happy for him he could reach it, a massive achievement in the glorious history of this club.

“Nowadays, players are not normally as long at clubs, so I am really happy I could work so long with him.”

Jamie Vardy is on the same mark after netting in Leicester’s 2-1 loss at Brighton and can be backed at 20/1 to repeat his success from two seasons ago.

Last term’s table topper, Harry Kane, has yet to get off the mark following Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat by Chelsea and is quoted at 12/1.

Romelu Lukaku remained on three after also drawing a blank in that game and is 5/2 here.

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