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Premier League 100 club: Mohamed Salah overtakes Didier Drogba as highest-scoring African

Premier League 100 club: Mohamed Salah overtakes Didier Drogba as highest-scoring African
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Mohamed Salah overtakes Didier Drogba as the top-scoring African player in Premier League history, moving level with Paul Scholes courtesy of his hat-trick at Old Trafford.

Mohamed Salah has overtaken Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as the top-scoring African player in Premier League history.

The Liverpool forward helped himself to a hat-trick during his side's 5-0 hammering of Manchester United on Sunday, taking his tally for the season to 10 Premier League goals in just nine games.

In the process, Salah became the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford, also moving above Drogba and Darren Bent in the list of all-time goalscorers in the competition.

The Egyptian is now level with Man United legend Paul Scholes on 107 Premier League strikes, one behind Peter Crouch and just two adrift of Ryan Giggs.

Here, Sports Mole looks at the latest standings in the Premier League 100 club after Salah's exploits.



1. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United)

Alan Shearer for Newcastle© Reuters

Goals: 260
Appearances: 441
Ratio: 0.59



2. Wayne Rooney (Everton, Manchester United)

Wayne Rooney for Manchester United© Reuters

Goals: 208
Appearances: 491
Ratio: 0.42



3. Andy Cole (Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland)

Andy Cole for Manchester United in 1999© Reuters

Goals: 187
Appearances: 414
Ratio: 0.45



4. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Sergio Aguero pictured during his final Premier League game for Manchester City on May 23, 2021© Reuters

Goals: 184
Appearances: 275
Ratio: 0.67



5. Frank Lampard (West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City)

Frank Lampard in action for Chelsea in 2014© Reuters

Goals: 177
Appearances: 609
Ratio: 0.29



6. Thierry Henry (Arsenal)

Thierry Henry playing for Arsenal© Reuters

Goals: 175
Appearances: 258
Ratio: 0.68



7. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Leeds on January 2, 2021© Reuters

Goals: 167
Appearances: 253
Ratio: 0.66



8. Robbie Fowler (Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City)

Robbie Fowler for Liverpool in 1998© Reuters

Goals: 163
Appearances: 379
Ratio: 0.43



9. Jermain Defoe (West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Bournemouth)

Jermain Defoe in action for Bournemouth on December 17, 2017© Reuters

Goals: 162
Appearances: 496
Ratio: 0.33



10. Michael Owen (Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City)

Michael Owen playing for Liverpool© Reuters

Goals: 150
Appearances: 326
Ratio: 0.46



11. Les Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers)

Les Ferdinand pictured in April 1996© Reuters

Goals: 149
Appearances: 351
Ratio: 0.42



12. Teddy Sheringham (Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United)

Teddy Sheringham celebrates scoring for Tottenham in 2002© Reuters

Goals: 146
Appearances: 418
Ratio: 0.35



13. Robin van Persie (Arsenal, Manchester United)

Robin van Persie celebrates scoring for Arsenal in 2012© Reuters

Goals: 144
Appearances: 280
Ratio: 0.51



14. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic)

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink celebrates scoring for Chelsea in 2002© Reuters

Goals: 127
Appearances: 288
Ratio: 0.44



15. Robbie Keane (Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United, Aston Villa)

Robbie Keane celebrates scoring for Tottenham in 2007© Reuters

Goals: 126
Appearances: 349
Ratio: 0.36



16. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Burnley in the Premier League on September 25, 2021© Reuters

Goals: 125
Appearances: 254
Ratio: 0.49



17. Nicolas Anelka (Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion)

Nicolas Anelka pictured for Chelsea in 2011© Reuters

Goals: 125
Appearances: 364
Ratio: 0.34



18. Dwight Yorke (Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland)

Dwight Yorke celebrates scoring for Manchester United in 2001© Reuters

Goals: 123
Appearances: 375
Ratio: 0.33



19. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Steven Gerrard pictured in 2014© Reuters

Goals: 120
Appearances: 504
Ratio: 0.24



20. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton, Manchester United)

Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal on September 11, 2021© Reuters

Goals: 116
Appearances: 259
Ratio: 0.45



21. Ian Wright (Arsenal, West Ham United)

Ian Wright celebrates scoring for Arsenal in 1997© Reuters

Goals: 113
Appearances: 213
Ratio: 0.53



22. Dion Dublin (Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa)

Dion Dublin celebrates for Coventry City in 1997© Reuters

Goals: 111
Appearances: 312
Ratio: 0.36



23. Emile Heskey (Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa)

Emile Heskey pictured for Liverpool in March 2004© Reuters

Goals: 110
Appearances: 516
Ratio: 0.21



24. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

Ryan Giggs pictured in 2008

Goals: 109
Appearances: 632
Ratio: 0.17



25. Peter Crouch (Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City)

Peter Crouch in action for Stoke City as they tumble out of the Premier League on May 5, 2018© Reuters

Goals: 108
Appearances: 468
Ratio: 0.23



26. Mohamed Salah (Chelsea, Liverpool)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their fifth goal and his hat-trick on October 24, 2021© Reuters

Goals: 107
Appearances: 167
Ratio: 0.64



27. Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Paul Scholes pictured in 2010© Reuters

Goals: 107
Appearances: 499
Ratio: 0.21



28. Darren Bent (Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham)

Darren Bent celebrates scoring for Tottenham in 2009© Reuters

Goals: 106
Appearances: 276
Ratio: 0.38



29. Didier Drogba (Chelsea)

Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15© Reuters

Goals: 104
Appearances: 254
Ratio: 0.41



30. Sadio Mane (Southampton, Liverpool)

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their first goal on September 18, 2021© Reuters

Goals: 100
Appearances: 237
Ratio: 0.42



31. Matt Le Tissier (Southampton)

Matt Le Tissier celebrates for Southampton in 1996© Reuters

Goals: 100
Appearances: 270
Ratio: 0.37


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea1410313362733
2Manchester CityMan City1410222982132
3Liverpool1494143123131
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham147342517824
5Arsenal147251720-323
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs137151317-422
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd146352424021
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves146351212021
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton144731315-219
10Leicester CityLeicester145452225-319
11Crystal Palace143741920-116
12Brentford144461719-216
13Aston Villa145181923-416
14Everton144371724-715
15Leeds UnitedLeeds143651320-715
16Southampton143651320-715
17Watford144191926-713
18Burnley131751420-610
19Norwich CityNorwich14248828-2010
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle140771630-147

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