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Mohamed Salah, Leroy Sane pick up PFA awards

Salah, Sane pick up PFA awards
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah edges out Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne to win the PFA Player of the Year award, while Leroy Sane picks up the Young Player accolade.

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has won the PFA Player of the Year award, edging out Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

The pair were the only realistic contenders for the accolade but it it Salah who has been rewarded for a stellar first campaign at Anfield, with 31 goals and nine assists coming from his 33 outings in the Premier League.

After the announcement, Salah said: "It's an honour and especially as it's voted by the players. I am happy and proud. I didn't have my chance at Chelsea. It was clear I would return and show everyone my football. I think I left and came back a different person, man and player."

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane was named in third position and the England international also missed out in the race for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, which went to Man City's Leroy Sane.

The 22-year-old has contributed nine goals and 12 assists from his 28 league outings for City during the current campaign.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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