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Salah wins Premier League Goal of the Season award for strike against City

While Liverpool missed out on the Premier League and Champions League titles, Mohamed Salah has picked up another individual award.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on April 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
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Mohamed Salah has won the Premier League’s Goal of the Season award for his fine solo strike in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with eventual champions Manchester City.

Individual effort

Salah beat several City defenders to put Jürgen Klopp’s team 2-1 up at Anfield last October, before Kevin de Bruyne’s equaliser for Pep Guardiola’s side, who went on the win the title by a single point. The Egyptian picked up the ball to the right of the visitors’ area in the 76th minute before weaving his way past João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte, eventually firing a fierce right-footed finish across Ederson and into the far corner.

Liverpool ended up second in the league after a dramatic final day and lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, leaving them with only the EFL Carabao Cup and FA Cup triumphs to their name - despite losing just four out of the 63 games they played throughout the campaign.

While the Reds may have felt disappointed with that haul after a quadruple was potentially on the cards, Salah has enjoyed an incredible individual season, scoring 31 goals and adding 15 assists in all competitions. The Egypt international’s latest award is the latest in a succession of individual gongs, after he shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (both 23 goals) and edged out team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold to register the most assists in the league (13). Salah fended off nine other shortlisted goals, from the likes of Son, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mateo Kovacic, and Rodri, to scoop the award.


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