Miner's son Villa working rich seam of goals

The 28-year-old striker has rattled in 43 in 64 games since making his debut in 2005, one short of the national scoring record of 44 in 102 held by Raul, and is the 2010 World Cup's joint-leading marksman with five goals in six matches.

His scoring prowess in La Liga earned him a 40 million-euro move to Barcelona following five campaigns with Valencia, and after being overshadowed by new Barca team-mate Lionel Messi in La Liga last season has burst spectacularly into the spotlight at his second World Cup.

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