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Burnley’s Ashley Barnes edges closer to Sadio Mane’s Premier League goals total

8:05 PM IST 17/08/19
Ashley Barnes Burnley Premier League 2018-19
The Austrian struck against Arsenal, pulling him within striking distance of the Liverpool star’s English top-flight feat in 2019

Ashley Barnes continues to light up the Premier League and is closing in on a historic marker set by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.

After netting a brace in this season’s opener against Southampton, Barnes was on target again on Saturday, scoring against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

The 29-year-old forward netted his third goal of the current Premier League season, making him the joint-top scorer in the scoring chart with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.

The goal was the 12th netted by the former Brighton and Hove Albion man in 2019, the same amount as Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.

That leaves Barnes just two goals shy of Mane, who has scored 14 goals in 2019.