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Salah, Manchester City: Record breakers,

Holistic Corner with Opeyemi Daniel


Records are meant to be set and of course to be broken though it may take a while, definitely, the day would come than a new one will be set by a new person or set people.
This is what the Premier League experienced at the just concluded season, 2017/18, with the absolutely incredible performance of Pep Guardiola' s team, Manchester City and the African player of the year Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.
Manchester City and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah have ended their remarkable Premier League seasons with a host of new records.
City not only finish the season as champions but have smashed no fewer than three records in the process to dominate the league.
Pep Guardiola's swashbuckling City side have won their last game of the season at Southampton with a lone goal to 0 from a Gabriel Jesus strike on Sunday (13 May) leaving them with the records for the most goals scored in a Premier League season,  106 goals and highest points total in a Premier League season by a team with 100 points making them the first team to reach the points in a Premier League season. 

Both titles had previously been held by Chelsea who scored 103 goals in the 2009/10 season and 95 points under in 2004/5, however the Sky Blues had already broken both records in their penultimate game of the season at home to Brighton.
The two new records are in addition to the 18-match winning run from earlier in the season which earned City the title for most consecutive wins by a team in the top division of English football (soccer).
Over at Anfield, Liverpool's Egyptian superstar, Mohamed Salah ended his season at Liverpool with two Guinness World Records titles of his own, most goals by a football player in an English Premier League season (38 games) and Most English Premier League soccer matches scored in by an individual during a season (38 game).
Going into the final game of the season, the 25-year-old had scored 31 Premier League goals during the 2017/18 campaign, matching the achievements of Alan Shearer at Blackburn Rovers in 1995/96, Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08 and fellow Liverpool fan-favourite, Luis Suárez, in 2013/14

On the match day 38, the African Footballer added a goal to his tally and finally broke the record set by these football legends, 32 goals to end the season.
This is absolutely incredible, no one ever thought Salah would end the season this way especially being his debut season though not in the Premier League but at the Anfield.
Mohammed Salah had started so big and has done the unthinkable in his first season with the Reds, can we say this is his peak or he had just started? Only time will tell.
This is an African player that is not only doing what an African player has never done but at the same time surpassing the long standing joint records of the foreign players. This is so good for Africans.
His team is already at the Champions League final and winning it will qualify him to win the Ballon d'or if Egypt also have a good World Cup run.
Salah, Manchester City: Record breakers, Reviewed by Unknown on May 14, 2018 Rating: 5

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