Mohamed Salah, Hakim Ziyech on target as Liverpool, Chelsea win

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores their side's second goal past Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on December 01, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The latest round of English Premier League matches saw some African players in action and put on an excellent display for their respective clubs.  With two more games of the latest round to go, we picked some of the standout performers so far.

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah continued his fine form for Liverpool as he scored twice in a 4-1 win against city rivals Everton.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores his side’s second goal past Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. /Getty Images

Having missed a couple of good chances, Salah found the net in either half to add to strikes from Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota.

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Those goals took Salah’s league tally this season to 13, four clear of second-placed Jamie Vardy of Leicester City. Salah also leads the way in assists in the league with eight.

Elsewhere, Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech scored a late winner as league leaders Chelsea edged out Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

It was Ziyech’s first goal for Chelsea in eight games in all competitions. Another African was on target in the same match with Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis scoring the equalizer for Watford after Mason Mount had given Chelsea the lead.

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy may not have kept a clean sheet for Chelsea but he pulled off a good save early on to prevent Watford taking the lead.

(Story compiled with assistance from wire reports)

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