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Mohamed Salah brings up century of Premier League goals with strike at Leeds

The Egypt international reached the landmark in his 162nd top-flight match, making him the fifth-fastest man to reach his century.

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Mohamed Salah has scored his 100th Premier League goal (Joe Giddens/PA)

Mohamed Salah has scored his 100th Premier League goal (Joe Giddens/PA)

Mohamed Salah has scored his 100th Premier League goal (Joe Giddens/PA)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah joined an exclusive club by scoring his 100th Premier League goal against Leeds at Elland Road.

The Egypt international reached the landmark in his 162nd top-flight match, making him the fifth-fastest man to reach his century.

Here, the PA news agency looks at Salah’s individual achievement and compares it to the players who have done it before him.

Golden spell

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Salah has scored 100 Premier League goals (Mike Egerton/PA)

Salah has scored 100 Premier League goals (Mike Egerton/PA)

Salah has scored 100 Premier League goals (Mike Egerton/PA)

The majority of Salah’s 100 goals have come for Liverpool, but he actually scored twice in 13 appearances for Chelsea between 2013 and 2015. Following his return to the Premier League in 2017 he has been the model of consistency and averages almost 24 per season over his first four campaigns, which is why his Liverpool record of 98 league goals in 149 matches is so impressive.

Top-five fastest

Only four other players have reached three figures quicker than Salah, Alan Shearer leading the way with a remarkable 100 goals in just 124 matches. There is then a significant gap to Harry Kane (141), Sergio Aguero (147) and Thierry Henry (160). Salah is, however, comfortably the quickest Liverpool striker to a century as Michael Owen reached the milestone in 185 games and Robbie Fowler in 175, while the club’s record goalscorer Ian Rush did so after 168 matches in the pre-Premier League era.

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Former Liverpool captain Gerrard is one man in Salah's sights
Former Liverpool captain Gerrard is one man in Salah’s sights (Peter Byrne/PA)


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