Who has scored the most goals as a substitute?

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud snatched his side a point with a late equaliser against Manchester United and in doing so wrote his name into the club's history books.

The Frenchman entered the fray in the 73rd minute at Old Trafford with the Gunners is desperate need of a goal and delivered with a thumping header on the eve of injury time.

The strike was significant, not only for the North London outfit, who remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season, but also on an individual level, marking Giroud as the most effective 'super sub' in the club's history.

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Manchester United

The French striker headed past David de Gea after coming on in the 73rd minute

LEADING PREMIER LEAGUE GOALSCORERS FROM THE BENCH

Jermain Defoe - 23

Nwankwo Kanu - 17

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - 17

Javier Hernandez - 14

Robbie Keane - 13...

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The following is a list of top scoring teams across the top european leagues:
(As all the answers provided to this question were regarding individual goal scorers, this list comprises of the teams which outscored all their opponents)

1. English Premier League :

Even though Manchester City couldnt defend their title, their attacking unit filled with mercurial talents of David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri provided plenty of goals to cover for defensive vulnerabilities


2. La Liga:

Real Madrid much like their EPL counterparts could only finish second in the league but they outscored the excellent treble winning side of FC Barcelona spearheaded by the fearsome attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Benzema constituting BBC with notable contributions from Isco and James Rodriguez.


3. Bundesliga:

FC Bayern Munchen brushed aside all opponents in Bundesliga with Borussia...

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Here is a list of players who have scored Four Goals in a Premier League match. It will show, The players name, which team he was playing for at the time, the te…am he was against, the date of the game and the final result of the game. Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, 15 May - 2004, 5 - 1 to Portsmouth. Andrei Arshavin, Arsenal, Liverpool, 21 April - 2009, 4 - 4. Dimitar Berbatov, Tottenham Hotspur, Reading, 29 December - 2007, 6 - 4 to Tottenham. Andrew Cole, Manchester United, Newcastle United, 30 August - 1999, 5 - 1 to Manchester United. Andrew Cole, Manchester United, Ipswich Town, 4 March - 1995, 9 - 0 to Manchester United. ( Andy Cole scored 5 Goals in this game ) Jermain Defoe, Tottenham Hotspur, Wigan Athletic, 22 November - 2009, 9 - 1 to Tottenham Hotspur. ( Jermain Defore scored 5 Goals in this game ) Efan Ekoku, Norwich, Everton, 25 September - 1993, 5 - 1 to Norwich. Robbie Fowler, Liverpool, Bolton, 23 September - 1995, 5 - 2 to...

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Sport is a great topic to talk about with any friend if you’re passionate about it.

Why not use it as a chance to learn more English vocabulary?

Here are all the football words and phrases you need to know to communicate with your friends better.

Please note that this post focuses more on British English rather than American English.

Essential English Soccer / Football Vocabulary for ESL Learners

General Vocabulary

Assistant referee: (Noun) This is the person who runs up and down the football pitch (field). Their job is to tell the referee if the ball goes out. They are also important when it comes to helping with offside decisions. In the past, this person’s job was called a ‘linesman.’

The assistant referee held up his flag to show the referee that the ball was still in play.

Attacker: (Noun) The role of an attacker in a team is to score goals. Another word for an attacker is a...

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assistant referee Assistant referees used to be called 'linesmen', but the term was changed in 1996. official who runs one of two touchlines and advises the referee, esp. on offside decisions corner kick The referee awarded a corner kick after the goalkeeper tipped the ball over the bar. a free kick taken from one of the corners of the pitch defender Defenders include left backs, right backs and central defenders. a player whose main role is to prevent the opposition from scoring dive Many people see diving as a form of cheating and think players who dive should be sent off. to deliberately fall over when tackled in order to deceive the referee into awarding a free kick draw The game ended in a draw, with each team having scored two goals. finish a game with an even score; tie extra time We won the game by scoring the only goal in extra time. two periods of 15 minutes each played when a game ends in a draw after normal time foul The referee blew his whistle and gave a penalty...
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 500th and 501st career goal this week, when he bagged a brace for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

That total includes an astonishing 323 goals for Madrid in just 308 matches, along with 118 goals for Manchester United, five for his first club Sporting, and a national record 55 for Portugal.

But which current players have scored the most career goals and how do they compare to Ronaldo?

Take a look at the slideshow above to find out.

*From a selection of current professional footballers playing in (or who have played the majority of their career in) elite level professional football.

All statistics correct up to and including 30 September...

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Real Madrid have confirmed that Javier Hernandez is joining the team on a season-long loan from Manchester United with an option for a permanent deal.

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United had received offers from Juventus and Valencia for the striker last week, but he has opted to move to Real.

The Mexico international sealed the loan to the European champion after passing a medical on Monday.

Chicharito...

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Every season brings new records to the Premier League: here are just a few statistics from 22 seasons, from the most to least, youngest to oldest, fastest to longest, and just plain best.

5 minutes – time of first-ever Premier League goal, scored by Brian Deane for Sheffield United v Manchester United on 15 August 1992

10 seconds – time of the fastest goal, scored by Ledley King for Tottenham Hotspur v Bradford City in December 2000

6 seconds – fastest goal by a substitute after coming on – Nicklas Bendtner for Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur in December 2007

16 years 271 days – youngest top flight scorer – James Vaughan for Everton v Crystal Palace in April 2005

40 years 268 days – oldest scorer – Teddy Sheringham for West Ham United v Portsmouth in December 2006

17 goals as a substitute – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United

5 goals scored by goalkeepers – Peter Schmeichel for Aston Villa v Everton in 2001, Brad...

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Who are the the all time Premier League top scorers? Which Premier League players have scored 100 goals or more? Who has scored the most goals in each Premier League season? And who is the top Premier League scorer this season?

Below we’ve answered all of the above questions – all players in the Premier League 100 club, the golden boot winners from previous Premier League seasons and the goalscoring charts from the most recent (2013/2014) Premier League season.

The top five Premier League goal scorers get their own little write up and a link to video of their goals. Everyone outside of that gets just their name, the clubs they played and scored for (or club, in the case of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Matt LeTissier) and, of course, their total number of Premier League goals.

You can also jump directly to the Premier League Golden Boot winners and Most Premier League goals this season sections.

Premier League Top Scorers This Season

All Time...

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Liverpool striker Divock Origi is chasing Olivier Giroud for the title of best super-sub in the Premier League with this impressive stat picked up today.

Jose Mourinho annoyed by praise of Antonio Conte's tactics at Chelsea

The Belgium international came on against Sunderland after an injury to Reds attacker Philippe Coutinho, and initially struggled to get into the game against a stubborn Black Cats side.

Still, it was Origi’s moment of inspiration that broke the deadlock at Anfield, and his 75th minute strike made it five he’s scored off the bench for Liverpool in the Premier League.

5 – Five of Divock Origi's six Premier League goals for Liverpool have come as a substitute. Option.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 26, 2016

Overall, the 21-year-old has only scored six league goals for the Merseyside giants, so it’s clear he’s more effective when he’s not in the starting XI!

He’s now not too far off Arsenal forward Giroud, who is...

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"Brighton scored three own goals against Liverpool at the weekend," writes Ed Peeters. "Is that a record?"

A fine effort though it was from Gus Poyet's players, they fail to find a place in football's history books. Indeed their team tally has been equalled by a single player, the hapless Germinal Ekeren defender Stan van den Buijs, who scored all three of Anderlecht's goals in their 3-2 win in January 1995. It hasn't done him too much harm though – he's now chief scout at the club.

Catania went one better than Brighton back in 1960-61. The Sicilian club were hammered 5-0 by Helenio Herrera's Internazionale at San Siro in January, with no fewer than four goals being scored by Catania players – Inter's Egidio Morbello opened the scoring, but Catania's Franco Giavara scored two, Elio Grani added another and Mario Corti completed the rout.

Catania, though, still fall 145 goals short of the record. Here's Scott Murray with the tale:

Stade Olympique de...

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In scoring five times against Wigan, the Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe tied a Premier League record held by Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole. Shearer put five past Sheffield Wednesday playing for Newcastle in September 1999 and Cole did the same for Manchester United against Ipswich in 1995.

In March of that year Cole was the most destructive member of a United side which set another record when they beat Ipswich 9-0 at Old Trafford. It remains the biggest margin of victory in any Premier League match since its inception in 1992-93.

United also hold the record for the Premier League's biggest away victory, in February 1999 when they beat Nottingham Forest 8-1 at the City Ground, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finding the net four times in 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute (a player has scored four goals on 18 occasions in the Premier League, but Defoe becomes just the third player to score five).

In conceding nine goals, Wigan have tied the record for most...

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