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Salah edged only by Shearer in time to 50 goals

24 Jan 2019

Liverpool star fourth-fastest to landmark for matches but second-fastest in terms of minutes

With his double against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Mohamed Salah reached 50 Premier League goals in the second-fewest minutes in the competition's history.

See: Fowler - Salah's 50th goal for Liverpool his most important

The Egyptian hit the half-century in just his 72nd PL appearance, Liverpool's 4-3 win over Crystal Palace, going level with Fernando Torres with the fourth-fewest matches required.

But, when taken on minutes played, only Alan Shearer required fewer than Salah in hitting 50 goals.

Shearer, the League's all-time leading goalscorer, took just 5,337 minutes to reach the mark, 37 ahead of Salah. 

Fastest scorers of 50 PL goals
Player Date of 50th goal Apps Mins
Andrew Cole 04/03/1995 65 5844
Alan Shearer 10/09/1994 66 5337
Ruud van Nistelrooy 23/08/2003 68 5600
Fernando Torres 29/12/2009 72 5483
Mohamed Salah 19/01/2019 72 5374

The player requiring the fewest appearances to 50 goals was Andrew Cole, who hit the mark in his 65th PL match. 

Shearer took 66 matches for Blackburn Rovers, while Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy was ahead of Salah and Torres with 68 PL appearances. 

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