Mo Salah misses out on Premier League top scorer award

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 May 2021

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield (AFP)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah missed out on the Premier League's top scorer award on the final day of the season after being pipped to the prize by Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane on Sunday.

Both sides entered the final day level on 22 goals but Kane struck in Tottenham's 4-2 victory over Leicester City to scoop the Golden Boot award with 23 goals.

Salah missed a couple of gilt-edged chances against Crystal Palace, including a one-on-one situation in the first half.

However, he fed Sadio Mane for Liverpool's second goal in a 2-0 victory that ensured a fourth-place finish for the Reds and a place in next season's European Champions League.

Despite missing out on the top scorer award, Salah still reached another milestone.

He became only the second player in Liverpool's history to finish as the club's top scorer in all competitions in each of his first four seasons with the club, after Harry Chambers (from 1919-20 to 1922-23), according to OptaJoe stats.

Salah has won the Premier League's Golden Boot award twice in his four seasons with Liverpool (in 2018 and 2019).

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