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Salah sets record with goal against AFC Bournemouth

7 Mar 2020
Mohamed Salah

Liverpool star takes the Premier League's 100 per cent scoring record against an opponent to new heights

Mohamed Salah set a Premier League record in the 2-1 home victory over AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Liverpool forward's equalising goal against the Cherries was the sixth consecutive Premier League match in which he has scored against them.

In so doing Salah became the first player to boast a 100 per cent scoring record over six meetings with a single side in the competition.

Wood beaten

He edged past Chris Wood, who had scored for Burnley in each of his five appearances against West Ham United

Salah is two short of the record for a player's scoring streak against a single opponent in the competition.

Robin van Persie did not manage to score in all of his meetings with Stoke City, missing out on a 100 per cent record, but struck in eight consecutive Premier League matches against them.

The Dutchman's run began in 2008/09 at Arsenal and ended in a 2-1 loss for Manchester United in 2013/14.

Salah hits century on a high 

The goal was Salah's 70th for Liverpool in 100 Premier League matches for the club.

This is seven more than Fernando Torres, his nearest Liverpool rival. 

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In fact, only Alan Shearer has hit more goals in his first 100 appearances for a club in the competition, having scored 79 for Blackburn Rovers.

Top scorers in first 100 PL matches for club
Player Goals
Alan Shearer (BLB) 79
Mohamed Salah (LIV) 70
Ruud van Nistelrooy (MUN) 68
Sergio Aguero (MCI) 64
Fernando Torres (LIV) 63

It was also Salah's 20th goal in all competitions this season, the third campaign in a row the Egyptian has hit that mark.

He became the first Liverpool player to do so since Michael Owen between 2000/01 and 2002/03.

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