EPL: Three Africans Share Golden Boot in Remarkable Season

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A flurry of last-day goals saw Liverpool’s duo of Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sharing the golden boot in a remarkable 2018/2019 season of the English Premier League.

Liverpool’s Egyptian forward, Salah, and his club mate, Mane of Senegal and Arsenal Gabonese hitman, Aubameyang, all scored 22 goals to end the season as golden boot winners.

Salah won the trophy last season with 32 goals in a season he finished with 56 goals in all competition.

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Sadio Mane had his most productive season in front of goal, scoring his 21st and 22nd goals in the 0-2 win at Wolves on the final day.

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who also scored twice on the final day against Burnley to take his tally to 22, leveled with fellow Africans, Salah and Mane said “I am happy we won, and I am sharing this [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys I like. My team-mates knew about the Golden Boot, I said nothing. I did not want them to play and only focus on me. I am a team player. The team have had a great season but last month it has not been the best in the league.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talking to the media after his side won but failed to win the league thought Sadio Mane and Mo Salah had shared the Golden Boot, only to be told Aubameyang had finished on 22 goals as well.

“Auba too? Do they have three boots? It is good. They are all my players.”

Klopp signed Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker was handed a statue to mark his golden glove award for the most clean sheets.

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