‘VINGS’ SEC­OND AMONG DEADLY DOU­BLES

VOKES and Ings may be deadly – but they aren’t the only strike pair fill­ing their boots this sea­son. Here are Eng­land’s most fear­some duos…

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1. LIVER­POOL

Luis Suarez ....................23 Daniel Stur­ridge ............16 To­tal:................................39 Eng­land’s dead­li­est pair have racked up 39 in the league and are cur­rently first and sec­ond in the Pre­mier League scor­ing charts. Come the sum­mer, they’ll be fac­ing off in the colours of Eng­land and Uruguay.

2. BURN­LEY

Danny Ings......................19 Sam Vokes......................15 To­tal:................................34 The clas­sic big man, lit­tle man, ‘Vings’ wouldn’t even have been paired to­gether had last sea­son’s top scorer Char­lie Austin not joined QPR on the eve of the sea­son. Now they are both on the radar of Pre­mier League sides.

3. COVEN­TRY

Leon Clarke ....................15 Cal­lum Wil­son ................14 To­tal:................................29 Docked ten points at the start of the sea­son, Coven­try have hauled them­selves into play­off con­tention through the ef­forts of young­ster Wil­son and jour­ney­man Clarke – al­though the lat­ter has since joined Wolves.

4. PETER­BOR­OUGH

Britt As­som­ba­longa ......16 Nicky Ajose ....................11 To­tal:................................27 One was watched by Ar­se­nal, the other on the books at Man United. Now As­som­ba­longa – Peter­bor­ough’s record sign­ing – and Ajose are show­ing why with goals ga­lore.

5. LEY­TON ORI­ENT

David Mooney ................15 Kevin Lis­bie ....................12 To­tal:................................27 Like Burn­ley, noth­ing was ex­pected of Ori­ent in Au­gust, but the skil­ful link-play of Mooney and the bustling hold-up play of vet­eran Lis­bie is fir­ing a tilt at au­to­matic pro­mo­tion.

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