Wednesday 18 September 2019

Mohamed Salah questions Premier League decision to award goal to Harry Kane following Tottenham appeal

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

The race for the Premier League's golden boot took an somewhat surprising twist as Spurs striker Harry Kane was credited with the winning goal in last Saturday's Premier League game at Stoke, with his rival in the contest wasting little time in offering a response.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is leading the race to finish as top scorer this season after firing in 29 goals in his debut season on Merseyside, with the decision to credit Kane with a winning in Tottenham's 2-1 win at Stoke on Saturday leaving the England striker just four behind the Egyptian.

Even though TV replays suggested Kane did not get a touch on the Christian Eriksen cross that resulted in a Spurs winner, the Premier League's goal panel have decided to amend the records to give him the goal and that decision appears to have taken Salah by surprise, as he was quick to offer up this tweet in response:

Kane is hoping to pip Salah to the award and become the first player since Thierry Henry to finish the campaign as top scorer for three seasons running.

"I still believe I can. There are still games to go," said the striker.

"I've got to focus on my game. I can't control what he does.

"Obviously as a striker, it would be great to win the golden boot again and I will keep working hard from now until the end of the season."

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