‘Multi-goal’ Liverpool’s Salah ties Son Heung-min for top scoring spot

Liverpool’s Muhammad Salah, 32, scored a multi-goal game to overtake Son Heung-min as the English Premier League (EPL)’s top scorer.
Salah scored twice to lead Liverpool to a 4-2 victory over Newcastle in the 20th round of the 2023-2024 EPL at Anfield in Liverpool, England, on Sunday (Feb. 2).

With the win, their second in a row and unbeaten in their last 13 matches, Liverpool consolidated their lead atop the standings with 13 points (6 wins, 1 draw) and 45 games played.

They opened up a three-point gap on second-place Aston Villa (13W3D4L).

Newcastle is ninth with 9 wins, 2 draws, and 9 losses (29 points).
Salah opened the scoring in the fifth minute of the second half with the score tied 0-0 when teammate Darwin Newnes headed home a low cross from the right side of the penalty area.

Newcastle’s Alexander Isaacs equalized nine minutes into the second half, but Liverpool’s Curtis Jones put the hosts ahead with a 29th-minute goal.

Cody Hackford rattled the net again in the 33rd minute from Salah’s cross, before Salah sealed the win from the penalty spot in the 41st minute.
Salah’s two-goal outburst took him to 14 goals in the league this season, tying him with Manchester City’s “monster striker” Elling Holland for the top spot. 카지노사이트가이드

The double top spot pushes Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth), Jared Boyne (West Ham), and Son Heung-min, who was tied for second with Salah, down to third.

Salah has won the top scorer’s title three times before, in the 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2021-22 seasons.
Salah, who has played for Liverpool since the 2017-18 season, also surpassed the 150-goal plateau with 151 EPL goals for the Reds.

He is only the fifth player in the EPL to score more than 150 goals for one club, joining Harry Kane (Tottenham – 213), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City – 184), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United – 183), and Thierry Henry (Arsenal – 174).
Salah also added an assist on the day, his eighth in the league, tying him with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins for first place in assists.

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