If there is a chance for a last-minute goal, who would be the player you would want it to fall to?
History says Jermain Defoe should be that man.
In so doing the striker reaffirmed his status as the player to depend upon for late goals.
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Defoe also reinforced his status as the Premier League's most effective substitute.
His goal on Saturday was the 24th he has scored after coming off the bench, seven goals clear of anyone else in PL history.
So Defoe could yet be caught. But his next fixture would suggest he is more likely to extend his records.
On Saturday he is set to face a Crystal Palace side against whom he has scored twice in each of his last three matches.