Top 10 super-subs in EPL history

English Premier League

Here is a look at the 10 highest-scoring substitutes in Premier League history.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his eyes set on coaching Manchester United to Premier League glory, but the former Norway international was once a prolific goalscorer in the competition, particularly from the bench.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-scoring substitutes in Premier League history.

In fact, according to Planet Football, Solskjaer features among the greatest-ever goalscoring substitutes in the division's history, having netted 17 times from the bench in England's top-flight during his playing career.

That return puts him ahead of some of the league's other great super-subs, such as Darren Bent, Edin Dzeko, Peter Crouch, and Victor Anichebe, but the 47-year-old narrowly misses out on a spot in the top three.

Instead, the third place is occupied by another former Red Devil in the form of Javier Hernandez, who netted 19 times as a substitute, while current Chelsea star Olivier Giroud is closing in on the all-time record with a return of 20 goals as a sub.

Who has scored the most goals as a substitute in the Premier League?

That honour belongs to former England international Jermain Defoe who netted 162 times in the Premier League including an incredible 24 strikes from the bench.

The veteran striker now plays for Rangers in Scotland but spent 19 seasons in the English top-flight with AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Sunderland, where he cemented his status as the division's ultimate super-sub.

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