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Defoe makes it into elite football threesome

First Andy, then Alan… now Jermain

Jermain Defoe

It’s a worry, watching Mark Lawrenson becoming ever more disheveled on the MOTD sofa – where this week he was singing the praises of Michael Owen’s fox-in-the-box prowess, whilst looking increasingly like a man who got dressed in the car. His opinion being that Owen should go to the World Cup, as a fifth striking option.

An opinion probably blown out of the water less than 24 hours later, when Defoe casually slotted his fifth as Tottenham buried Wigan in a nine goal ravaging.

Bad news for Michael, eggy-face for Lawro, but magnificent news for Jermain, who can now claim his seat at the five-goal table with fellow Premier League hitmen Andy Cole, who got five against Ipswich in 1995, and Alan Shearer, who managed the same feat against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999.

A great achievement, only slightly marred by the rather boring company.

(Video courtesy of Caught Offside)

1 response so far
  • Yiddo // November 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I don’t think Lawro ever said Owen should go to the World Cup instead of Defoe.
    Much more likely he meant both Defoe and Owen should go.

    Who is this Burt??? Bring back Bailey

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