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Who’re the highest African goalscorers in Premier League historical past? Liverpool star Sadio Mane set to hit 100 targets whereas Mohamed Salah closing in on Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s report

Who are the top African goalscorers in Premier League history? Liverpool star Sadio Mane set to hit 100 goals while Mohamed Salah closing in on Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s record


Liverpool star Sadio Mane is closing in on one other milestone as he’s only one objective away from scoring 100 instances within the Premier League.

The Senegalese hit his century in all competitions for the Reds final month, serving to the membership to a 3-Zero win over Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah and his teammate Sadio Mane for a formidable partnership for Liverpool
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And now, the 29-year-old has the prospect to hit 100 Premier League targets in Liverpool’s journey to Watford on Saturday which might be reside on talkSPORT.

Mane thought he had scored his first in England’s top-flight in Southampton’s historic 8-Zero win over Sunderland again in 2014.

Nonetheless, his effort was later credited as a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal leaving Mane to attend one other week for his maiden Premier League strike which got here in a 1-Zero residence win over Stoke.

The winger – who additionally scored on his Liverpool debut – is now the third highest African goalscorer in Premier League historical past with 99.

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Mane needed to wait an additional seven days for his first Premier League objective after this effort was dominated a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal[/caption]

Salah didn’t make the grade at Chelsea however scored his first in England at Stamford Bridge
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He’s nonetheless behind Reds teammate Mohamed Salah who’s on 103 targets in 165 appearances – which is 71 lower than Mane’s 236 outings.

Though the Egyptian has bagged the majority of his strikes underneath Jurgen Klopp, the ahead’s first effort got here throughout his time at Stamford Bridge.

Salah, 29, scored as a late substitute in Chelsea’s 6-Zero win over London rivals Arsenal in Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th sport in cost in 2014.

The ex-Roma star is now chasing down a Blues icon in his effort to turn into the very best African goalscorer in Premier League historical past.

Drogba nearly stays on the prime
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Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba is only one objective forward of Salah having netted 104 instances in 254 appearances over two spells at Chelsea.

Emmanuel Adebayor is fourth after spells at Manchester Metropolis and north London rivals Arsenal and Spurs whereas Everton hero Yakubu is fifth.

Alergia’s Riyad Mahrez has a steep job hoping to interrupt into the highest 5 and is now one objective forward of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

High African goalscorers within the Premier League

Didier Drogba (Chelsea)

  • Targets: 104
  • Matches: 254

Mohamed Salah (Chelsea, Liverpool)

  • Targets: 103
  • Matches: 165

Sadio Mane (Southampton, Liverpool)

  • Targets: 99
  • Matches: 236

Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal. Man Metropolis, Tottenham, Crystal Palace)

  • Targets: 97
  • Matches: 242

Yakubu Ayegbeni (Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Blackburn)

  • Targets: 95
  • Matches: 252

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester Metropolis, Man Metropolis)

  • Targets: 67
  • Matches: 231

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

  • Targets: 66
  • Appearances (120)

Yaya Toure (Man Metropolis)

  • Targets: 62
  • Matches: 230

Nwankwo Kanu (Arsenal, West Brom, Portsmouth)

  • Targets: 54
  • Matches: 273

Efan Ekoku (Norwich, Wimbledon)

  • Targets: 52
  • Matches: 160