Mason Mount has scored early tonight at Elland Road against Leeds with a special strike, right footed and first time from the edge of the box.
That takes him to 11 goals and 9 assists for the season in the Premier League alone.
As Sky Sports pointed out on their “statto” account, that puts him in pretty esteemed company for the season.
⚽️ Mason Mount (11⚽️ & 9🅰️) is the 6th player to record 20 direct goal involvements in PL this season (after Salah, Son, Ronaldo, Kane and Bowen) pic.twitter.com/wHDPS6Y2v0
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 11, 2022
The other 5 players with 20 or more “direct goal contributions” are all among the league’s elite, and among the most in-form this season.
Mo Salah, Heung-Min Son, Cristian Ronaldo, Harry Kane. Ever heard of them?
Oh, plus Jarrod Bowen, who isn’t such a big name but is one of the players of the season outside the top 4.
Mount has had some poor spells this season, but the numbers speak for themselves – he is truly among the league’s elite now, and can still get better from here, especially when the whole team raises their level.