5 Players Who Could Be the Highest Goal Scorers in FA Cup 2019

Highest Goal Scorers in FA Cup 2019

Highest Goal Scorers in FA Cup 2019

Founded 148 years ago in 1871, the Football Association Challenge Cup, also known as the FA Cup, is a knockout football competition in men’s domestic English football that happens annually. Clearly being the oldest national football competition in the world, it was first played during the 1871-72 season. Due to sponsorship reasons, the FA Cup is also known as the Emirates FA Cup from 2015 through to 2019.

Any football club that is eligible down to Level 10 of the English football league system, including all the 92 professional football clubs in the Level 1 of the Premier League, Levels from 2 to 4 of the English Football League and hundreds of non-league football teams in the Steps from 1 to 6 of the Levels from 5 to 10 of the National League System, can take part in the FA Cup. In the 2011-12 season of the FA Cup, a record number of 763 contested in the competition.

The FA Cup is a qualifying round for the UEFA Europa League and the winners hold a place in the FA Community Shield match as well. Winners are also awarded the FA Cup trophy. Chelsea became the current title holders after defeating Manchester United with a score of 1-0 in the final match of 2018 season, bagging their 8th FA Cup title. But leading the board is Arsenal with 13 FA Cup titles.

5 Players who could be the Highest Goal scorers in the Emirates FA Cup 2019 based on statistics are:

#1 Padraig Amond (Newport)

Padraig Amond (Newport)

Padraig Amond, an Irish football player, plays for League Two side Newport County as a striker. This talented striker was honored with the title of SRFC Young Player of the Year – Shamrock Rovers in 2018. Not to forget the Grimsby Town Player of the Year 2016 and National League Team of the Year in the season of 2015-16.

Newport have been flying this season in the FA Cup thanks to a great run of goals by Padraig Amond. He currently sits at the top of the goal scoring charts with 5 goals and 1 assist to his name. This has been a significant run in the club’s history in the competition, but it came to an end last weekend with the clash against the league champions Manchester City.

#2 Matt Doherty (Wolves)

Matt Doherty (Wolves)

Matthew James Doherty, born 16 January 1992, aged 27, is an Irish professional football player. Matt plays for the Premiere League club Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Republic of Ireland national football team as a right back and can also play as left back. He has earlier been titled as Wolverhampton Wanderers Player of the Year 2015-16 and Professional Footballers’ Association Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month of September 2018.

Matt Doherty is enjoying his run with Wolves this season in the Premier League and especially in the FA Cup. With Matt scoring 3 goals and assisting 2 in the competition. Wolves path was never easy as they faced and eliminated Liverpool in the 3rd round. Wolves face Manchester United in the quarter finals and Matt Doherty can really hurt United with his technical abilities.

#3 Phil Foden (Man City)

Phil Foden (Man City)

Philip Walter Foden plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the English under-21 national football team as a midfielder. He was titled BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2017 and awarded the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball in the same year.

Phil Foden was phenomenal against Newport when the sides met last weekend at Spytty Park. He scored 2 brilliant solo goals and has scored 3 overall in the FA Cup. The academy graduate has become a regular under Pep Guardiola, in the competition and can really top the charts towards the end of the competition.

#4 Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, a Brazilian professional football player, plays for the Premier League club Manchester City and the Brazilian national football team as a forward. He was titled Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Best Newcomer in 2015, Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Best Player in 2016 and was awarded the Bola de Ouro in 2016 and Bola de Prata in 2016.

Manchester City have progressed towards the quarterfinals of the competition and are about to face Swansea. Gabriel Jesus couldn’t have asked for a more easy fixture to increase his goal scoring tally in the competition. With Sergio Aguero the number one pick for Pep in the Champions League and the Premier League, Jesus would like to make the most of this opportunity. He has currently scored twice.

#5 Paul Pogba (Man United)

Paul Pogba (Man United)

Paul Labile Pogba, born 15 March 1993, aged 25, is a French professional football player who plays for the Premier League club Manchester United and the French national football team as a central midfielder. He also play as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder and deep-lying playmaker.

Over the years, he has been honoured with the titles like Golden Boy in 2013, FIFA World Cup Best Young Player of 2014, UEFA Europa League Player of the Season 2016-17 and has been awarded FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball in 2013, Bravo Award in 2014, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award in 2015 and even FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 (15th place), in 2016 (14th place) and 2018 (15th place).

Paul Pogba has been having the season of his life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the world cup winner hitting blistering form in all competitions. He has scored one and assisted one this season in the FA Cup, but he can’t be ignored due to form he has been in this season. Manchester United face Wolves away in the quarterfinals.

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