Goal machine Ibrahimovic joins Aguero and Shearer in Premier League debut total

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The Man Utd striker matches two Premier League icons for their goalscoring records after 20 top-flight games but is short of Ruud van Nistelrooy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was among the goals again on Sunday as he netted in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

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A dramatic late leveller at Old Trafford – with his header squeezing over the line off the underside of the crossbar – was the Swede's 14th effort in Premier League action this season.

That return has come in just 20 games, with the enigmatic frontman slipping seamlessly into life in the English top flight.

He now sits level with Chelsea's Diego Costa and Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez in the race for the 2016-17 Golden Boot, with that battle set to be as intense as the scrap for the title.

Ibrahimovic's efforts through a little over half a season have also seen him match the achievements of two goalscoring icons of the modern era.

While he can claim to have been as productive as Newcastle legend Shearer – who started out in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers - and Manchester City talisman Aguero, Ibrahimovic falls short of a couple of United favourites.

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Ruud van Nistelrooy netted 15 times in his first 20 appearances, while Andy Cole hit 18 in the colours of Newcastle – with those efforts earning him a move to Old Trafford.

It is, however, Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips who tops the chart, with the former England international finding the target 19 times in his first 20 appearances back in 1999-2000.

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