Pundit compares former Sunderland and Stoke City star to Erling Haaland’s goal machine

The Trinidad and Tobago international played for Sunderland for three seasons between 2007 and 2010, with his good form at the Stadium of Light leading to a £12m Liverpool link.

Green – who played for West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, England and others in a glittering career – compared Jones to Manchester City’s Haaland, who have taken the Premier League by storm this season.

The Norwegian ace has scored 17 league goals in just 11 top-flight appearances so far this campaign.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Erling Haaland of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on October 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“I was thinking this afternoon of a player [similar to Harland] and I was trying to think a little bit about the left field of somebody you’re playing against and where you’re standing there thinking ‘we just don’t know what we can do against him,’ Green said on Monday Night Club from BBC 5 Live.

“The name that came to me, and it was just one game, and it’s not an all-time Premier League great, but it was Kenwyne Jones when he was playing for Sunderland. You stayed there and you played him and you just said ‘we don’t know what to do here’

“We tried to block him for crosses – we said, ‘you – Lucas Neil, block him’ and he knocked him down.

“He would ride on the second [centre] half and knock it down, and climb right over everyone, it would climb over me – sometimes there’s nothing you can do to stop people.

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