Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min will share the Premier League’s Golden Boot award after the strikers finished the season tied on 23 goals each. 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 over already-relegated Norwich City but Salah struck late on as the Reds beat Wolves 3-1. It is the third time Mohamed Salah has won the award.
Son Heung-min and Salah Wins EPL Golden Boot
The Egyptian previously claimed the Golden Boot in 2017/18, when he scored 32 times, and in the 2018/19 season, when he finished with 22 goals. 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 goas had come by 12 March but his scoring form dropped after that, with two in a 4-0 win at home to Manchester United on 19 April and one more against Wolves. Mohamed Salah scored in seven Premier League games in a row between August and October
Son Heung-min, on the other hand, 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. According to the player he said: “It’s incredible to have this award.” Son Heung-min also said: “I can’t believe it. I got emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. It’s mine in my hands. I can’t believe it.”
Salah also won the Premier League’s Playmaker of the Season award, which was introduced in 2017/18 for the player with the most assists, also goes to Salah. The Egyptian ends the season on 13 assists, one better than his Liverpool colleague Trent Alexander-Arnold.