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Egyptian king Mohamed Salah Premier League’s most prolific African

Cape Town – Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has become the most prolific scoring African-born player in Premier League history following his hat-trick in the 5-0 hammering of Manchester United.

Sunday’s three goals saw him eclipse the mark of hitherto pacesetter Ivorian Didier Drogba.

He is followed by Togo-born Emmanuel Adebayor with 97. Next is Nigerian Yakubu Ayegbeni on 95 to make up the record of the five leading African scorers.

After this sublime performance, Salah can lay claim to being the best player in the world after scoring 15 goals in his last 12 matches. Apart from his hat-trick, he also had a hand in the opening goal.

He was a constant threat whenever in possession, and his three-goal haul on Sunday was the end product of clinical finishing, which on the day went unmatched.

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He also became the first Premiership player in an away team to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford.

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