Mohamed Salah beats Cristiano Ronaldo to Player of the Month award

Salah rewarded for scintillating September

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah continues to be the bane of the Premier League and was rewarded for his excellent vein of form after being voted as PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for September.

Salah has one again been the brightest attacking star under Jürgen Klopp at Anfield in the opening weeks of the 2021-22 Premier League season, netting six goals in seven league appearances thus far while currently sitting on goals in five consecutive outings for the Reds.

Three of those five goals came in September against Leeds United, Crystal Palace, and Brentford, while his form also boiled over into Europe to the tune of three goals during Liverpool’s two Champions League wins against AC Milan and FC Porto.

Salah went into the international break off yet another instrumental performance as the Egyptian icon bagged a goal and added an assist in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with holders Manchester City at Anfield.

Salah also was voted as Standard Charter’s Men’s Player of the Month for September after fans voted on the clubs official website.

Ronaldo already trailing in Premier League goal race

While Mohamed Salah sits joint top of the Premier League goal charts level with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy on 6-goals, Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo is already lagging behind.

The Portuguese great began his return to Old Trafford brightly after leaving Juventus this summer, bagging a brace in his second home debut for the club in a 6-1 thrashing of Newcastle United. He then followed it up with his third goal of the season against West Ham in just his second appearance, but has now gone two matches without finding the back of the net domestically. He has continued to score on the continent, however, with two goals in as many games in the Champions League group stage play.

Mo Salah beats Cristiano Ronaldo to Premier League award

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates their side’s victory after the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Villarreal CF at Old Trafford on September 29, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

But with his return to England, many expected Ronaldo – and a brilliant supporting cast, at least on paper – to be right up in the thick of it for the Premier League golden boot. Salah may have won the early exchanges, but Ronaldo’s record speaks for itself.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 6
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 3
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 2
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City 2

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