Comparing Sadio Mane’s goal record to other no-penalty PL centurions

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his 100th Premier League goal. October 2021.

Getting to 100 Premier League goals is a stunning sporting achievement – only 31 men have managed it since the English top flight was rebranded in 1992.

Getting there without scoring a single penalty somehow makes it all the more special. On Saturday in Liverpool‘s 5-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road, Sadio Mane became just the fifth player to do so.

The brilliant Senegalese winger joined Andrew Cole, Les Ferdinand, Emile Heskey and Peter Crouch in the select band with 100 or more Premier League goals none of which came from the spot.

Here, we compare Mane’s stats to the rest of the illustirous quintet.

Sadio Mane

Games: 237
Starts: 213
Sub appearances: 24

Goals: 100
Assists: 43

Minutes per goal: 186
Minutes per goal or assist: 130

Peter Crouch

Games: 467
Starts: 310
Sub appearances: 157

Goals: 106
Assists: 62

Minutes per goal: 268
Minutes per goal or assist: 169

Emile Heskey

Games: 516
Starts: 445
Sub appearances: 71

Goals: 111
Assists: 38

Minutes per goal: 343
Minutes per goal or assist: 256

READ: Emile Heskey: Liverpool were ‘very lucky’ to beat Arsenal in 2001 Cup final

Les Ferdinand

Games: 349
Starts: 306
Sub appearances: 43

Goals: 149
Assists: 32

Minutes per goal: 175
Minutes per goal or assist: 144

Andrew Cole

Games: 415
Starts: 350
Sub appearances: 65

Goals: 187
Assists: 52

Minutes per goal: 169
Minutes per goal or assist: 132

READ: Andy Cole on being ‘polar opposite’ to Dwight Yorke & leaving Man Utd


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