Senegalese international Sadio Mane was able to increase his lead over Emmanuel Adebayor in terms of Premier League goals scored by African players after he scored against Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend. Mane moved to 101 goals and four more than Emmanuel Adebayor after he scored the second Liverpool goal at the expense of the Seagulls. The Senegalese attacker doubled the lead for his team after skipper Jordan Henderson had given them the lead.

Mane also found the back of the net and it was correctly ruled out for offside. That disallowed Liverpool goal wad the shot in the arm needed by Brighton as they were greatly improved for the rest of the game. The Seagulls got their reward with two goals from Zambian midfielderEnockMwepu and Belgian forward Leandro Trossard as they battled to a point at Anfield via a 2-2 draw.

With the goal against Brighton, Mane has 101 goals, while Emmanuel Adebayor stays on 97 goals. Mane is in third position on the list of the highest scoring African players, while Adebayor is fourth.


Mane is just three goals away from Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba in second place after the retired striker scored 104 goals for West London giants Chelsea in the Premier League over two spells. Mane was able to reduce his deficit to Salah in first place to six. While he was on target for Liverpool against the Seagulls, Salah provided an assist for the Henderson goal only as his run of netting in ten consecutive games for the Reds came to an end. Salah now has 15 goals plus six assists in 13 games in all competitions this season after the Brighton game.

Nigerian striker YakubuAiyegbeni scored 95 goals during his time in the Premier League and he completes the top five list of African players with the most goals in the competition.


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