Peter Crouch wrote himself into the record books with his 143rd Premier League appearance as a substitute when he came on in Stoke’s 2-2 draw against Brighton on Monday night. But how does the striker match up in terms of goals?
Here are the top goal scoring subs in Premier League history.
Jermain Defoe – 23 (West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Sunderland)
Jermain Defoe has netted 159 goals in the league.
Defoe is a Premier League veteran of 478 games, and a deadly finisher, so it’s no surprise that he is atop the list by a substantial margin. Now…