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Mohamed Salah Wins PFA ‘Player Of The Year’ Award

21st April 2018, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England; EPL Premier League football, West Bromwich Albion versus Liverpool; Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring as he makes it 0-2 (Photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Although six deserving players were nominated for the prestigious PFA ‘Player of the Year’ award, it was only ever going to be a two-horse race.

Last year, N’Golo Kanté of Chelsea claimed the gong, which is awarded by a vote among the players of the Premier League.

Although stars such as Harry Kane of Tottenham, David De Gea of Manchester United, and Leroy Sane plus David Silva both of Manchester City were nominated, the duo of Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and De Bruyne of City were the two stand-out favourites for the top prize.

As a pivotal part of Manchester City’s title winning romp, De Bruyne scored eight goals and provided a staggering fifteen assists, while Mohamed Salah could call on a sensational 31 goals in his debut season at Anfield, along with nine assists.

Ultimately, it was the Egyptian who would prevail, by virtue of his prolific scoring record, much of which came during crucial points of the season.

Not surprisingly, De Bruyne came second, with Harry Kane rounding out the top three.

Salah’s remarkable season isn’t over just yet, with a visit to his former club Roma on the horizon in the Champions League semi-final. Both he and De Bruyne will get the chance to showcase their skills at the World Cup in Russia, for Egypt and Belgium respectively.

Three Manchester City players were in the mix for the Young Player of the Year award with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and goalkeeper Ederson getting the nod along with Harry Kane, Ryan Sessegnon and Marcus Rashford.

Winger Leroy Sane claimed the prize ahead of Kane in second and Sterling in third.

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