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Salah breaks Drogba’s record to become highest scoring African in Premier League

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Mohamed Salah netted a hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 5-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

His three goals sees him overtake Didier Drogba as the highest scoring African in Premier League history.

Salah now has 107 goals to his name in the English top flight, taking him above Chelsea legend Drogba, who scored 104.

He reached the milestone in just 167 Premier League matches.

Two of the goals were scored during his time at Chelsea and he has now struck 105 in 154 matches for Liverpool.

Sadio Mane is also high up the charts of African scorers in the Premier League, having netted 100 goals.

Salah made further Liverpool history with his first goal of the game against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side.

He is the first ever Reds player to score in three consecutive matches at Old Trafford, and has now scored in 10 straight appearances in all competitions.

Additionally, Salah has become the first player in more than 18 years to score a treble for an away team at Old Trafford, matching Ronaldo‘s feat for Real Madrid in 2003.

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