Liverpool's Salah wins Premier League Golden Boot for 3rd time

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 May 2022

Mohamed Salah won the Premier League's Golden Boot after scoring in Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Wolves in the final game of the season on Sunday.

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Liverpool s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates with his two trophies golden boot and playmaker of the year at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on May 22, 2022. AFP

The Egyptian wizard put Liverpool 2-1 up six minutes from time with a trademark poacher's effort to end the season on a high, even though the Reds lost the title to Manchester City, who came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in a thrilling contest.

Salah, who came on as a second-half substitute, finished as the elite competition's joint top scorer with 23 goals, on level with Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min.

Son had briefly threatened to overtake Salah when he scored a quick-fire double as Tottenham demolished Norwich City 5-0.

However, Salah made the most of a rebound to slot home at the far post following a goal-mouth scramble to go level with Son on top of the scoring chart.

The 29-year-old also finished the Premier League with the biggest number of assists, having created 13 goals in another remarkable campaign.

Salah, who joined Liverpool from AS Roma in the summer of 2017, also won the Golden Boot in 2018 and 2019.

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