Charlie Austin level as the Premier League's top scoring Englishman

The Queens Park Rangers star is in a rich vein of form in front of goal.

QPR striker Charlie Austin has underlined his Premier League quality in recent weeks, and is now level with Saido Berahino as the Premier League's top scoring Englishman with 7 goals, managing that total in less minutes than the West Brom forward.

His match winning header against Leicester on Saturday was Austin's fifth strike in five games, and proved that the former Burnley and Swindon man is one of the most natural goalscorers the country has in its ranks.

Austin has been a goalscoring machine wherever he has played, moving up from non-league football just 5 years ago with ease to star for League One side Swindon.

After two seasons banging the goals in at the County Ground, Burnley snapped him him, only for the striker to acclimatise to the Championship without batting an eyelid. This in turn led QPR to bank on him to return them to the Premier League at the first attempt last season, something Austin more than helped them achieve, and even though the R's are struggling in the top flight this year, one player who has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water is 25-year-old Austin.

With his goal tally now seeing Austin among the division's top scorers, it is no surprise to see his name linked with some of the biggest teams in the league, and weekend news reported that both Liverpool and Tottenham were monitoring the frontman, who will surely have impressed both with how quickly he settles into new clubs as well as in more competitive divisions.

If he keeps firing like he is now, QPR may find it difficult to hold onto a player surely on the cusp of an England call up.

  PositionTeamGoalsGoal AssistOntarget Scoring AttAppearancesMins Played
Sergio Agüero FW Man City 12 0 31 12 882
Diego Costa FW Chelsea 11 0 21 11 916
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 8 2 19 12 961
Charlie Austin FW QPR 7 1 19 12 1028
Saido Berahino FW West Brom 7 0 15 13 1155
Wayne Rooney FW Man Utd 5 2 8 10 869
Danny Welbeck FW Arsenal / Man Utd 3 2 13 12 920
Daniel Sturridge FW Liverpool 1 0 5 3 270

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