Mohamed Salah proved a record breaker at the weekend in one of several outstanding performances from stars of the continent on another weekend of top action in Europe’s elite leagues.
MOHAMED SALAH (LIVERPOOL & EGYPT)
The Egyptian superstar, still the subject of speculation over a possible move to Saudi Arabia, broke the record for the most assists by an African player in the Premier League with two for Liverpool against Wolves, overtaking the record held previously by Riyad Mahrez, who has just left Manchester City for the oil-rich Gulf state. The record now sits at 63. Salah has also now become the first Liverpool player in Premier League history to assist a goal in five successive away games, and also the fourth Premier League player to assist in five straight games.
TARIQ LAMPTEY (BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION & GHANA)
The flying fullback was previously linked with a move to Manchester United, who were looking for options on the side of defence, and he gave them a reminder of his capabilities with a man of the match performance at Old Trafford on Saturday. He set up Brighton’s second and third goals in their 3-1 upset win. First, he passed for Pascal Gross to score eight minutes into the second half and then Joao Pedro again in the 71st minute after a superb run down the left. Lamptey has not played for Ghana since the World Cup but will have reminded coach Chris Hughton of his value.
HANNIBAL MEJBRI (MANCHESTER UNITED & TUNISIA)
The 20-year-old came on as substitute to score the Red Devils’ consolation goal on a bleak day at Old Trafford as they went down to the Seagulls. It was a rasping shot and marked his first goal for Manchester United, which he celebrated vociferously despite the fact it was a consolation at the endRead on supersport.com