Another milestone for Salah in EPL history
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored his 50th Premier League goal to inspire a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday; the milestone seeing the Egyptian becoming joint-fourth quickest player to reach the landmark in the history of the competition.
Jurgen Klopp's side was behind at half-time on Salah's 72nd Premier League appearance before he prodded home number 49 on the volley to make it 1-1.
The former Chelsea FC man then capitalized upon an error from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni to put Liverpool 3-2 ahead 15 minutes from time. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane scored the other goals.
According to stats provided by Opta, Andy Cole has the quickest to a Premier League half-century, reaching the landmark after 65 appearances-one fewer than Alan Shearer and three better than another Manchester United hero, Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Salah is the joint-fasted Liverpool player to 50, level with Fernando Torres, while ex-Anfield favorite Luis Suarez now rounds out the top 10.
Fewest matches to score 50 Premier League goals
- Luis Suarez (86)
- Diego Costa (85)
- Kevin Phillips (83)
- Thierry Henry (83)
- Sergio Aguero (81)
- Fernando Torres (72)
- Mohamed Salah (72)