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This interesting list shows how important a player’s goal or assist is in relation to the state of the match when they register it.
For example, if a player scores or assists a goal when their side is already 3-0 up, it holds less match significance than if they were to score or assist a goal with the score at 0-0, or 0-1 down.
The ten players listed have the highest overall number of goals and assists combined, and we’ve outlined the crucial, and non-crucial contributions for your benefit. Crucial goals or assists obviously note contributions registered with the scores level, or with their side losing, while non-crucial contributions mark goals or assists registered with their team winning.
10) Jay Rodriguez – Southampton – 11 crucial goals or assists, 4 non-crucial
Rodriguez has been surprisingly effective for the Saints this term, and his form will likely earn him a place in this summer’s World Cup squad. What’s more impressive is that eleven of his goals or assists have been genuinely game changing.