Top five: Premier League's foxes in the box

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5. Gareth Bale - Goals: 17; in the box: 10

Gareth Bale's position as fifth in the rankings is owing more to his ability to score from distance, rather than an inability to contribute frequently enough when the ball is at his feet in the area.

Of Bale's 17 Premier League goals this season, seven of them have been scored from outside the penalty box, making him more potent from beyond 18 yards than any other player in the division.

The Tottenham star does, however, possess a neat goalscoring touch inside the area - shown with 10 successes this term - and perfectly demonstrated by his finish against Arsenal in the north London derby.

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