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Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah share Castrol Golden Boot award

Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah finished the season on 23 goals
Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah finished the season on 23 goals / David Rogers | Julian Finney/Getty Images
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Tottenham's Son Heung-min and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah split the Premier League's Castrol Golden Boot award after finishing on 23 goals for the season.

Son grabbed two goals in Spurs' final day 5-0 win at Norwich to fire them into the Champions League while Salah scored in the Reds' 3-1 comeback against Wolves which saw them just fall short of winning the title.

Salah has now won the Golden Boot on three occasions - only Thierry Henry has won more, while he is tied with Harry Kane and Alan Shearer.

Meanwhile, Son managed to outscore teammate Kane and has claimed the award for the first time, doing so without scoring a single penalty all season. In contrast, Salah scored five penalties and 18 from open play.

With 35 matches played each, Son and Salah averaged 0.66 goals a game, while this is just the fifth time in Premier League history that the award has been split between multiple people.

Chris Sutton, Dion Dublin and Michael Owen took home the 1998 award with 18 goals each, while Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dwight Yorke tied the following season with the same amount.

Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov split the leadership in 2011 with 23 goals before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tied with Liverpool duo Salah and Sadio Mane in 2019.

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