The 2018/19 Premier League season ended with a three-way tie for the Golden Boot, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah level at the top as the award was shared for the first time since 2011.
The trio amassed the most goals over the course of the season with 22 strikes each, but how did they rank for minutes to goal ratio? With the season over, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the best stats of the campaign.
Here are the five players with the best minutes per goal stats in the Premier League…
Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City – 147 minutes per goal
The Brazilian international has had to get used to life in a back-up role for Pep Guardiola’s champions, though that didn’t prevent the forward from notching one of the division’s best minutes per goal ratios.
The 22-year-old scored seven Premier League goals in 2018/19, coming in just eight starts at an average of a goal every 147 minutes.
Jesus may be Sergio Aguero’s understudy for Man City at present, but the forward remains clinical in and around the box and a is a reliable source of goals for Guardiola’s side.
Harry Kane, Tottenham- 143 minutes per goal
England captain Kane enjoyed a frustrating season for Spurs, with a series of ankle problems having hampered his progress.
That said, the two-time Golden Boot winner remained a ruthless presence in front of goal, scoring 17 league goals in 27 starts for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Kane’s tally came at a rate of 143 minutes per goal, the fourth-highest in the division.
Sadio Mane, Liverpool – 140 minutes per goal
Liverpool’s Mane enjoyed the most prolific season of his career so far, netting 22 goals to earn a share of the Golden Boot.
Mane’s form was a major factor in Liverpool finishing the season as Premier League runners-up, seeing him nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.
The Senegal international netted at a rate of a goal every 140 minutes, ranking him amongst the division’s top three deadliest finishers.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal – 120 minutes per goal
Another of the trio of Golden Boot winners, Arsenal’s Aubameyang enjoyed a fine first full season in North London, scoring 22 league goals.
The Gabon international has now netted 32 goals in just 49 league appearances since arriving at the Emirates, developing a reputation as one of the top flights finest finishes.
Alongside Alexandre Lacazette, the duo played a key role in the success of Unai Emery’s side last season, with Aubameyang finding the net every 120 minutes on average.
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City – 118 minutes per goal
The Premier League’s deadliest finisher in 2018/19 was Manchester City star Sergio Aguero, with the Argentine netting 21 goals as Pep Guardiola’s side retained their title.
In doing so, Aguero became just the second player in Premier League history to score 20+ goals in five consecutive seasons, matching the feat of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
The 30-year-old’s total came at an average of a goal every 118 minutes, with Aguero’s latest superb campaign seeing him rise to sixth in the Premier League’s list of all-time record goal scorers.
Of players to have scored more than 10 Premier League goals, Aguero also boasts the best minutes to goal ratio in the league’s history.
The City striker tops the all-time chart just ahead of Henry and bizarrely, former Reading forward Adam Le Fondre.
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) May 23, 2019