The rivalry between Manchester’s top football teams continues as both Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez topped the Barclays Premier League goal scoring table for the season with 20 goals each, meaning both have been awarded the Barclays Golden Boot.
The joint top goal scorers also contributed to a record Barclays Premier League season as a new standard was set with 1063 goals scored beating the previous record of 1060 set in the 1999/2000 season.*
United striker Berbatov made the early running in the race for the Barclays Golden Boot with an opening weekend goal against Newcastle and continued his hot streak with a superb hat-trick against Liverpool and a phenomenal five goals in a 7-1 home win against Blackburn.
Manchester City talisman Tevez opened his account with a brace against Liverpool in August, as well as scoring a memorable solo goal in a home win over defending champions Chelsea. A hat-trick against West Brom in February helped him stay in touch with Berbatov, and a recent brace against Stoke City brought him level to jointly win the award.
Berbatov and Tevez will now each receive a Barclays Golden Boot trophy and will be given £20,000 each by Barclays to donate to a charity of their choice.
* Photo courtesy of Barclays.