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Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time - #8

Sports Mole's countdown of the top 10 Premier League strikers of all time continues with number eight - Andy Cole.

Andy Cole (Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland)

Andy Cole for Manchester United in 1999© Reuters

Newcastle United were a second-tier club when Andy Cole joined in 1992, but it did not take long for him fire them into the top flight and then prove that he belonged at the summit of English football.

Cole's first full season in the Premier League saw him score 34 times in 40 appearances and break the 40-goal mark across all competitions, establishing the newly-promoted Magpies as title contenders.

Manchester United soon came knocking, though, and when Cole made his shock switch to Old Trafford he left Newcastle having scored 68 goals in just 84 games for the Magpies - the second-highest strike rate of any player in the club's entire history.

More goals followed at his new United, where he forged a telepathic partnership with Dwight Yorke and helped fire the club to five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League to cap off the treble-winning 1999 season.

A journeyman period followed his 2002 United departure, but he kept scoring and only two players in Premier League history can better his final tally of 187 goals in the competition.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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