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Salah set to beat Drogba's African record

18 Mar 2018
Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Four goals on Saturday moved Liverpool star close to most goals by a player from the continent in one season

Mohamed Salah's four goals on Saturday edged the Egyptian closer to becoming the African player to score the most in a Premier League season.

The Liverpool star's haul in the 5-0 home win over Watford took his tally for the campaign to 28 goals.

Not only did those strikes propel him four ahead of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, they also took him to within one goal of the tally returned by Chelsea's Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba, who scored 29 in 2009/10.

On Saturday Salah moved clear of Emmanuel Adebayor, the Togolese who struck 24 times for Arsenal in the 2007/08 campaign.

Most goals by Africans in a PL season
SeasonPlayerClubCountryGoals
2009/10DrogbaCHEIvory Coast29
2017/18SalahLIVEgypt28
2007/08AdebayorARSTogo24
2006/07DrogbaCHEIvory Coast20
2013/14Y ToureMCIIvory Coast20
2006/07McCarthyBLBS Africa18
2015/16MahrezLEIAlgeria17
2011/12AdebayorTOTTogo17
2011/12YakubuBLBNigeria17

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