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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas best described the so-called “Super-Sub” saying, “It was also down to an individual moment of brilliance … which I think is recurrent for a guy who continues to be on the bench, but who continues to come on to destroy opponents.”
The “Super Sub” is that player who scores vital goals that swing results in his or her team’s favor. That’s what makes them so “Super.”
The 2012-13 Premier League campaign has seen Edin Dzeko and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, strikers for Manchester City and Manchester United respectively, emerge as the most super of the substitutes.
For Dzeko, the trend started last season as he scored four of his 14 league goals from the bench, but his role might have been crystallized during that game against Queens Park Rangers. This season, the Bosnian striker has scored six of his seven goals (in all competitions) from the bench, and his exploits have won three league games for City.
Best of all is that he usually does it within
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