Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored his 50th Premier League goal to inspire a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Salah is the joint-fourth quickest player to reach the landmark in the history of the competition.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were behind at half-time on Salah’s 72nd Premier League appearance before he prodded home number 49 on the volley to make it 1-1.
And the Egypt international capitalised upon an error from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni to put Liverpool 3-2 ahead 15 minutes from time. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were also on target.
50 – Mo Salah has scored his 50th Premier League goal in his 72nd appearance in the competition – only Andy Cole (65), Alan Shearer (66) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (68) have reached the milestone in fewer appearances. Landmark. #LIVCRY pic.twitter.com/sEeA42GCjg
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2019
Andy Cole has the quickest to a Premier League half-century, reaching the landmark after 65 appearances – one fewer than Alan Shearer and three better than another Manchester United hero, Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Salah is the joint-fasted Liverpool player to 50, level with Fernando Torres, while ex-Anfield favourite Luis Suarez now rounds out the top 10.
Fewest matches to score 50 Premier League goals
10. Luis Suarez (86)
9. Diego Costa (85)
=7. Kevin Phillips (83)
=7. Thierry Henry (83)
6. Sergio Aguero (81)
=4. Fernando Torres (72)
=4. Mohamed Salah (72)
3. Ruud van Nistelrooy (68)
2. Alan Shearer (66)
1. Andrew Cole (65)
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