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5 English Premier league players who have hit the woodwork most

  • Here, we take a look at the top five players who have hit the post more times in the EPL.
Karan Bhati
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:13 IST

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Scoring a goal or out-rightly missing the mark undoubtedly are exhilarating and frustrating respectively for fans and players alike. But there is a thin line between scoring and missing the mark; hitting the woodwork. Here we take a look at those who rule the roost as far as rattling the wood-works in the EPL is concerned.

#5 Jermain Defoe (23)

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Defoe has been a brilliant goalscorer

The veteran striker who earlier played for the likes of Spurs and West Ham and currently plays for AFC Bournemouth, has scored 161 goals in 484 appearances in the EPL and has also hit the woodwork 23 times.

He is currently the seventh-highest goalscorer in EPL history, he also holds the Premier League record for the most goals scored as a substitute, with 22 goals.

Defoe is highly regarded for his great pace, opportunism, and agility, aswell as his technical ability. He is also capable of creating chances for teammates due to his short passing ability and vision. He is considered to be one of the best EPL strikers in his generation.

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