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Liverpool star Mo Salah scored again at the weekend… now netting more goals than five Premier League teams

Salah has now scored 29 times in the Premier League this season more than five and level with three top-flight teams

Liverpool’s Egyptian king Mo Salah is certainly ruling the Premier League at the moment.

He hasn’t stopped scoring since his £36.9million move from Roma last summer.

Mo Salah has now scored 29 times in the Premier League this season

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Mo Salah has now scored 29 times in the Premier League this season

Salah’s strike in the 84th-minute at Crystal Palace on Saturday saw him find the back of the net for the 29th time in England’s top flight this season.

That means the 25-year-old, who was once written off as a Chelsea flop, has more goals than several Premier League sides.

So we asked our friends at Football Whispers to look into the top-flight teams Salah is out-scoring – and matching – this term.

Swansea (25 goals)

Jordan Ayew is Swansea's leading scorer, but they've only found the net 25 times

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Jordan Ayew is Swansea’s leading scorer, but they’ve only found the net 25 times

Sitting in 15th, Swansea have had a resurgence after replacing Paul Clement with Carlos Carvalhal, who looks to be steering them towards Premier League safety.

Given they only average 8.1 shots per game, the lowest in the league, it is perhaps no surprise they have scored just 25 times.

Their top scorer is Jordan Ayew, with six, while Tammy Abraham has failed to replicate his Championship form.

The Chelsea loanee found the back of the net 23 times while at Bristol City last season. He has just four in the Premier League for the Swans.

Huddersfield (25 goals)

Steve Mounie leads the way for Huddersfield with just six strikes

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Steve Mounie leads the way for Huddersfield with just six strikes

Huddersfield’s first season in the Premier League has been a success so far, with the Terriers sitting in 16th, three points clear of the drop zone with six matches to play.

David Wagner has done a great job at the John Smith’s Stadium but he has struggled to get his side scoring in the top flight of English football.

His players have managed just 25 goals so far.

Summer signings Steve Mounie (six) and Laurent Depoitre (five) have 11 of those strikes.

Meanwhile Aaron Mooy (three) and Rajiv van La Parra (three) are the only other Terriers players to score more than once this season.

West Brom (25 goals)

Salomon Rondon has scorted just six times for West Brom this season

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Salomon Rondon has scorted just six times for West Brom this season

It has been a pretty disastrous campaign for West Brom.

Sitting bottom of the league, they look certain to go down and parted company with their second permanent manager of the season as Alan Pardew left by mutual consent.


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A big reason for their struggles this season is from them failing to put the ball in the back of the net.

Their most prolific man is Salomon Rondon with six, closely followed by Jay Rodriguez on five.

With defenders Ahmed Hegazi, Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson level with Hal Robson-Kanu on two as their joint-third top scorers, it’s no surprise they’re in trouble.

Brighton (28 goals)

Glenn Murray has an impressive 11 goals, but Brighton as a team have struggled

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Glenn Murray has an impressive 11 goals, but Brighton as a team have struggled

Under Chris Hughton, Brighton have established themselves as a side that’s hard to beat in the Premier League, and currently they sit in 14th.

The Seagulls are unlikely to go down, and could even better their best ever finish in the top flight, which was 13th.

Glenn Murray’s 11 goals are an impressive 39 per cent of Brighton’s total of 28 this season.

He will want support from elsewhere, with only seven other players scoring in the league.

Burnley (29 goals)

Chris Wood leads the line for Burnley with eight goals this term

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Chris Wood leads the line for Burnley with eight goals this term

Burnley may be seventh, but that doesn’t mean they are particularly good in front of goal.

Salah may not have outscored them, but he is level with the Clarets.

Sean Dyche has based his side on an impressive defence. They have only conceded 27 times, fewer than Chelsea (30), Liverpool (35) and Arsenal (41).

Without top scorer Chris Wood’s eight goals, they could be a lot worse off this season.

Southampton (29 goals)

Charlie Austin is Southampton's leading man with just six goals

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Charlie Austin is Southampton’s leading man with just six goals

Goalscoring hasn’t come easy to Southampton in recent years.

Last season, under Claude Puel, Saints found the back of the net just once in their last five home matches.

Mauricio Pellegrino led them to 29 goals in 30 games, while his replacement Mark Hughes has overseen just one Premier League match.

That game saw them fail to score in a disappointing 3-0 defeat to West Ham United.

It’s no shock they are currently in the relegation zone.


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Saints have struggled to find a striker who can deliver the goals, with top scorer Charlie Austin managing just six in the league despite long periods out injured.

Stoke (29 goals)

Xherdan Shaqiri leads the way in terms of goals for Stoke this season

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Xherdan Shaqiri leads the way in terms of goals for Stoke this season

Like their fellow teams in the bottom three, Stoke City have also failed to score more goals than Salah.

They sacked Hughes in January after a run of five defeats in seven Premier League games, but it has not got much better under new boss Paul Lambert.

The Potters are 19th as the season draws to a close.

Top scorer Xherdan Shaqiri has seven in 2017-18, while Eric Choupo-Moting and Mame Biram Diouf have both managed five.


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