Premier League: Salah, Son share Golden Boot award


Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min will share the Premier League’s Golden Boot award after finishing the season tied on 23 goals.

Egyptian Salah began the final day one goal clear of the South Korean at the top of the scoring charts.

Son scored twice in Tottenham’s 5-0 win at Norwich but Salah struck late on as the Reds beat Wolves 3-1.

It is the third time Salah has won the award.

He previously claimed the Golden Boot in 2017-18, when he scored 32 times, and in 2018-19 season, when he finished with 22 goals.

In the latter case, Salah was involved in a three-way tie at the top of the scoring charts alongside his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and then-Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Salah’s total of 23 goals this season includes one hat-trick, which he scored in a 5-0 win at Manchester United on 24 October.

Twenty of his strikes had come by 12 March but his scoring form tailed off after that, with two in a 4-0 win at home to Manchester United on 19 April and one more against Wolves.

In contrast to Salah’s finish to the season, Son struck nine times in his last 10 games, including six in his final five, to shoot up the scoring charts.

He managed one hat-trick this season, in a 4-0 win at Aston Villa in April.

“It’s incredible to have this award,” Son said. “I can’t believe it. I got really emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. Literally it’s my in hands. I can’t believe it.”

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and Liverpool number one Alisson share the Golden Glove award after finishing the season on 20 clean sheets each.

Ederson has missed just one game for the Premier League champions this term – a 2-0 win over Burnley in October – while Alisson was only absent for the Reds’ 5-0 win at Watford in October and the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in January.