Jamie Redknapp and Andy Townsend: Our top foxes in the box

24 November 2009 12:19
Following Jermain Defoe's five-star performance in Tottenham's 9-1 demolition job of Wigan on Sunday, Sportsmail columnists Jamie Redknapp and Andy Townsend have picked their top three goal predators of all time.


IAN RUSHSo alive and alert; he was the master fox in the box, with 229 league goals for Liverpool.

Enlarge Welsh wizard: Ian Rush scored 229 league goals for Liverpool

ROBBIE FOWLERA freak of nature - out-jumping 6ft 3in centre halves in the air and scoring with both feet.

MICHAEL OWENRush and Fowler relied on service into the box; Owen could make goals by running at defenders.

Enlarge International class: Michael Owen has scored 40 goals for England

ANDY TOWNSEND:JIMMY GREAVES The ultimate predator, prowling in the box, he scored 220 goals in 331 league games for Spurs.

The ultimate predator: Jimmy Greaves scored 220 goals for Spurs

IAN RUSHDeadly in the six-yard area, the Kop idol always had a sense of where the goal was.

JOHN ALDRIDGEProlific for Oxford. I saw his qualities with Ireland and his 50 Liverpool goals proved his class.

Irish stout: John Aldridge playing for Liverpool against Everton in the 1989 FA Cup Final

        HAVE YOUR SAY.     Who is the greatest ever fox in the box? Jermain Defoe proved just how dangerous he is inside the penalty area with a devastating five-goal spree in Tottenham's 9-1 humiliation of Wigan on Sunday. Harry Redknapp later described Defoe as the best finisher in England but where does he rank among the all-time greats? Let us know your favourite fox in the box from years gone by. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK  21st Century Fox! Five-star Defoe thanks past masters Ferdinand and AllenREVEALED: The football boots that made Jermain Defoe a five goal hero - as he shocked Wigan in pink Man United striker Owen desperate to clinch a first Premier League medalFabio's right to snub Owen - but I'd still take him to World Cup, claims Shearer

 Explore more:People:IAN RUSH, Jimmy Greaves, Michael Owen, Jamie Redknapp, Robbie Fowler, Jermain DefoePlaces:Oxford, Liverpool, Ireland, United Kingdom

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