Late in a match, with the clock ticking down with the score tied, any manager in the Premier League has a super sub that they turn to in their time of need. But not all super subs are created equal.
The Premier League has seen some of the best in the game that can provide you with a late-match winner especially when in Fergie time. Yes, Manchester United fans, Fergie time does still exist; it’s just you aren’t very good anymore.
The Israeli international has played for Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal and played a bit role on each side. Benayoun was nothing special, but made shit happen somehow. Source: Twitter
Might not be the greatest player, but is one hell of a goalscorer. You need a match-winner late in the game, bring this God of a finisher off the bench to get a result. Source: Twitter
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
The best super sub of all-time. He made a career at Old Trafford by scoring important goals for the Red Devils. Of course we all hate United, but you can't deny what a legend this guy is.
What a footballer; the striker was tricky beyond belief and really underappreciated as a footballer, especially for the Gunners. Source: Twitter
He's just hit 150 Premier League goals, but no one has scored more goals off the bench than Defoe. He's not the biggest nor the strongest, but he can put the ball in the back of the net. Source: Twitter
Tore Andre Flo
A bargain buy for the Blues, but he managed to score a bunch of goals off the bench. Plus, he has a dope ass name. Source: Twitter
He's beautiful and surprisingly effective. The Arsenal man has a knack for being streaky in his goal scoring exploits even off the bench. Source: Twitter
With his time at Liverpool coming to an end, Sturridge can still score goals. He's on a tear for England and scores when he wants off the bench for Klopp's side. Source: Twitter
A quiet contributor for most of his career, Kalou was clutch coming off the bench. Now at Herta Berlin his substitute appearance days are behind him, but the man was a baller for the Blues. Source: Twitter
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The super sub in itself is a position that forces a player to make a difference in a moment’s notice by scoring, providing that assist, or being a wasted substitution that the manager will rue.
The Premier League has been fortunate to have seen some of the best late difference makers in the game, but still fuck Fergie time.