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Liverpool's Salah sets Premier League record with 32nd goal

Monday, 2018-05-14 07:32:27
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (Photo: Reuters)
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah crowned a superb campaign by scoring against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, taking his tally to a record 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season. The 25-year-old Egyptian struck in the 26th minute to eclipse the previous mark of 31 goals achieved by Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.

* Juventus sealed a seventh straight Serie A title on Sunday (May 13) after a goalless draw against ten-man Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. The Turin giants had needed just a point to officially seal victory, and become the first team to complete the league and Cup double for four consecutive seasons.

* Neymar was named as France's player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday (May 13), and later brushed away questions over his future. The world's most expensive player scored 19 goals in just 20 league games for PSG before suffering a foot injury in February that required surgery in his native Brazil.

* Liverpool warmed-up for the Champions League final in style by ensuring they are back in the competition next season as Mohamed Salah set a new Premier League record of 32 goals in a 4-0 thrashing of Brighton on Sunday (May 13).

* Swansea City's seven-season stay in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday (May 13) as the Welsh side joined West Brom and Stoke City in being relegated to the Championship.

* Chelsea's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League was confirmed as they completed a disappointing Premier League campaign by collapsing to a dismal 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday (May 13). A double scored by Ayoze Perez after Dwight Gayle's opener ensured the below-par Blues a fifth-place finish.

* Swiss star Stan Wawrinka struggled on his return after almost three months on the sidelines, falling to a first round defeat in the clay-court Italian Open on Sunday (May 13). The three-time Grand Slam champion lost 6-4, 6-4 to 55th-ranked American Steve Johnson.

* A dramatic 94th-minute winner from Gabriel Jesus gave Manchester City a 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday to ensure they became the first team to reach 100 points in a Premier League season.

* Manchester United treated their stalwart Michael Carrick to a memorable farewell on Sunday after a first-half goal by Marcus Rashford gave them a 1-0 home win over Watford on the final day of the season.

Reuters, CNA