Salah goal seals double record

1 Apr 2018
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

See how Liverpool winger matched Ronaldo, Van Persie and Drogba with his strike at Crystal Palace on Saturday

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With his late winner at Crystal Palace, Mohamed Salah equalled two Premier League records.

The goal in the 84th minute at Selhurst Park was his league-leading 29th of the season. It was also the 21st different match in which the Liverpool winger had scored in 2017/18.

This brought Salah level with Cristiano Ronaldo, in 2007/08, and Robin van Persie, in 2012/13, who both did so for Manchester United in a 38-match season.

Salah has six matches left to not only move ahead of these but also aim for the overall record for scoring in the most Premier League matches within one season, which belongs to Andrew Cole.

The Newcastle United forward struck in 26 of the 40 matches in which he played during the 1993/94 campaign.

Salah's remaining matches
Date Opponent Venue
7 Apr Everton A
14 Apr AFC Bournemouth H
22 Apr West Brom A
28 Apr Stoke H
5 May Chelsea A
13 May Brighton H

Salah’s total also took him level with the record for the most goals scored by an African in a Premier League season.

He is now level with Didier Drogba, from Ivory Coast, who struck 29 times in 2009/10 for Chelsea.

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