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Salah equals Drogba, Van Persie, Ronaldo EPL goalscoring record

Mohamed Salah’s late goal snatched  victory for Liverpool at Crystal Palace and it  brought the Egyptian level on the EPL goalscoring records.

Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates, with teammates, scoring the team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park in south London on March 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

The African Player of the Year took his tally this season to 29 goals, equaling Didier Drogba’s African goals for most English Premier League goals set in the 2009-10 season.

Salah also has equalled a record held by Robin van Persie and Cristiano Ronaldo, by scoring in 21 games of the Premier League season, and is only the third person since 1992 to do so. With six more games to go, Salah looks good to extend his goals haul.

Salah took a touch before firing past keeper Wayne Hennessey after Andy Robertson had crossed in from the left.

Luka Milivojevic had converted from the spot early in the first half to give Palace the lead after Liverpool keeper Loris Karius took out Wilfried Zaha.

And Sadio Mane turned in James Milner’s cross shortly after the break to level.

Liverpool had plenty of chances to score in the first half at Selhurst Park as Salah’s curling effort tested Hennessey and Mane came close with two headed efforts.

The Reds host Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday before making the short trip to Merseyside rivals Everton in next Saturday’s Premier League derby.


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