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Salah set to beat Drogba's African record

MAIN MAN: Mohamed Salah

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:

Season Player Club Country Goals

2009/10 Drogba CHE Ivory Coast 29

2017/18 Salah LIV Egypt 28

2007/08 Adebayor ARS Togo 24

2006/07 Drogba CHE Ivory Coast 20

2013/14 Y Toure MCI Ivory Coast 20

2006/07 McCarthy BLB S Africa 18

2015/16 Mahrez LEI Algeria 17

2011/12 Adebayor TOT Togo 17

2011/12 Yakubu BLB Nigeria 17

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