Mohamed Salah becomes the first away player to score a Premier League hat-trick at Manchester United. The Egyptian inspired the Liverpool side to an amazing 5- 0 victory over the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old has been phenomenal this season, breaking multiple records. Salah recently broke a Liverpool record by scoring in 9 consecutive matches. His hat-trick against Manchester United extended this record to 10 matches across all competition.
Salah also become the highest-scoring African player in the Premier League, moving above Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. His hat-trick against Manchester United was also the first time in the Premier League that an away team player scored three times. It was also the biggest ever away win for Liverpool against their fiercest rival.
MANCHESTER UNITED HUMBLED AS SALAH WREAKS HAVOC
Manchester United was disjointed and was all over the place as Liverpool quickly asserted their domination. The away team took the lead in the 5th minute when Salah played the ball to Naby Keita, who made an excellent finish. The lead doubled when Diogo Jota put in an excellent cross from Trent Alexander Arnold.
From then on it was Mo Salah as he scored his first in the 38th minute. He soon scored the 4th goal for Liverpool right before the first half. The Egyptian picked up from where he left when he completed the historic hat-trick in the 50th minute.
More misery followed Manchester United as Paul Pogba was shown a direct red card for his tackle on Keita. Liverpool did take their foot off the pedal in the second half as they went on to take all three points. Questions have been asked by manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer, who is going through his most difficult time at Manchester United.
But one cannot take anything away from Mo Salah. The 29-year-old is having a stellar new season, and have scored 15 goals already 12 appearances for Liverpool this season. More records could fall if the Egyptian king continues this form.
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