Frontrunners for EPL's Golden Boot

Robin van Persie, Demba Ba are among the early season favorites

Originally Published: October 4, 2012
By Joe Prince-Wright | ESPN Insider
Robin van PersieMatthew Peters/Getty ImagesRobin van Persie has been on fire in the early part of the season for Manchester United.

With several strikers in blistering form to start the English Premier League (EPL) season, it's already shaping up to be a hotly contested race to win the Golden Boot, the award given to the league's top goal scorer.

Joe Prince-Wright is a freelance writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a former college soccer player and now plays for Arbroath FC in the Scottish Second Division. He's covered the English Premier League, Serie A, Major League Soccer and the U.S. national team for several years.

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