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The pride of the Arabs … The registers bow to Mahrez and Salah


London – “Al Quds Al Arabi”: Newspapers and sports sites competed to update the record beaten by the pride of Arab football, the duo Riyad Mahrez and Mohamed Salah, after the desert warrior crowned the English Premier League title with his Manchester City team and the pharaoh won two best prizes: top scorer and playmaker of the most famous and competitive championship in the world. The club celeste kept her favorite title for the second time in a row, and the fourth in the past five years, following the Hitchcock scenario, which recalled the moments before the 2012 drama, arriving in delay against Aston Villa with two clear goals in the 75th minute, before Pep Guardiola’s men woke up from their slumber, scoring 3 goals in 6 minutes, to save City and their fans from the wrath of Liverpool, who fought for the title until the last second, beating Wolverhampton by three goals to one at the same time. The Arab duo took the lion’s share, in terms of the language of numbers and statistics, for example Mahrez’s success in embracing the English Premier League title for the fourth time in his professional career, equaling the achievement of Ivorian elephant Didier Drogba, who outperformed his counterparts Africans by winning the Premier League 4 times during two terms with Chelsea. The Algerian star has taken his total of his Citizens titles to number eight, with 3 Premier League titles, the League Cup and once for the FA Cup and Charity Shield, and this huge number of tournaments between 2018-2022 has preceded his great contribution to the Leicester City miracle that won the English Premier League 2015-2016 season, which ended with the award as the best player of the tournament. As for Salah, it was the talk of the world with the legendary individual numbers of him, in particularly his return to photograph with the Golden Boot, after being crowned top scorer for the third time in his career, together with Tottenham striker Heung-Min Son, to follow in the footsteps of the legends of the league, as the fourth player to win the award 3 times, after Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Harry Kane, only the deer beat him with an award. Additionally, Abu Makka became the second player to combine the top scorer and best director awards, after Prince Harry Kane, who did so last season, since the new second prize was created in the 2017-2018 season, but he has made of Liverpool on club who has won the top scorer award seven times, followed by Arsenal six times, then Manchester United and Tottenham five times for each team.


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