Salah scores twice, Lorient duo stun PSG

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah said he “likes facing West Ham” after scoring two superb goals against them at the weekend in a 3-1 triumph for the Premier League defending champions. It was the eighth time the 28-year-old Egyptian had faced the Hammers and the two-time African Footballer of the Year has bagged nine goals in those matches. In France, a couple of Lorient substitutes, Nigerian Terem Moffi and Congolese Yoane Wissa, scored late goals in a dramatic 3-2 Ligue 1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. Here, AFP Sport rounds up the performances of African stars in the major European leagues: He ended his goal drought in the champions’ crucial win at West Ham. With leaders Manchester City winning against Sheffield United 24 hours earlier, there was no margin for error as Liverpool try to keep pace. Salah, who had gone six league games without scoring, ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men would move within four points of City as he produced two sublime finishes in the second half. He is the first player to score at least 20 goals in all competitions in four consecutive seasons for Liverpool since Ian Rush in the 1980s. The Ghana forward provided the assist as Crystal Palace beat Wolves 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Roy Hodgson’s side were unable to break down stubborn Wolves until Ayew teed up Eberechi Eze’s goal on 59 minutes. —Agencies