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Peter Crouch | Forward | #25

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 165

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Peter Crouch scored Stoke's decisive second goal late-on to give the Potters all three points against Southampton.
Southampton pegged Stoke back for the first half-hour of the game, at times forcing all 11 of Mark Hughes' men behind the ball. In spite of being at home, Stoke were limited to attacks on the counter though Choupo-Moting saw one effort saved by Forster. The home side grabbed the lead minutes before half-time as Diouf headed in Adams' corner. The Potters had a golden opportunity to go 2 ahead but Berahino spurned the chance to score a penalty, which had been given away by the returning Van Dijk. Yoshida brought the Saints level after Long mishit hit own shot to the Japan international. The game was delicately poised as the last 10 minutes began and it was Crouch who was there to tap in to win the game for Stoke after coming off the bench. Another bitter pill to swallow for Southampton and a crucial victory for Stoke. Sep 30 - 12:14 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Peter Crouch scored the only goal as Stoke City closed out the 2016-17 season with a win on the South Coast against Southampton.

Crouch enjoyed a surprisingly strong season for a 36-year-old reserve forward on an attacking-challenged side. The winner on Sunday was his 7th goal during a season that saw him start only 13 matches. He did feature as a substitute on 14 additional occasions but I suspect if you would have asked Crouch or Mark Hughes before the season if they'd take 7 goals from that amount of minutes they'd have given an enthusiastic yes. Expect Crouch to get a chance at either Stoke City or elsewhere if he wants to continue next season, he has proven that he still has something to give in the right role.
May 21 - 12:21 PM

Peter Crouch scored Stoke City's lone goal and even it was dubious as replays showed that Crouch handed rather than headed the ball into the net.

In the end it didn't make a great deal of difference as Arsenal cruised to a 4-1 victory. In a match that held few other highlights for the Potters, Crouch's ninth career goal against Arsenal was perhaps the only positive for Mark Hughes' side. The goal cut the lead to a single goal and gave the Potters life for about ten minutes until Alexis Sanchez restored Arsenal's two goal lead.
May 13 - 2:37 PM

Peter Crouch scored his 100th career Premier League goal as Stoke City and Everton battled to a 1-1 draw at the Britannia on Wednesday.

Peter Crouch has had some renaissance over the past month or two and he added to his recent hot streak. His 7th minute goal put Stoke City ahead for most of the first half until Seamus Coleman equalized in the 39th minute. Neither side scored in the second half leaving the sides to split the points. For fantasy purposes, the biggest worry about Crouch is that Saido Berahino was just acquired and should be ready to start soon. Berahino came in after 67 minutes against the Toffees. Hard to see Mark Hughes playing two forwards so Crouch might have to give way while Hughes sees what he has in Berahino.
Feb 1 - 4:58 PM

Peter Crouch will look to extend his goal-scoring renaissance at the Britannia as Manchester United visit the Potters.

Peter Crouch has come from the depths of the Stoke City bench to return to the sort of goal-scoring form that once saw him move to Liverpool for big money. The popular wisdom was that, at 35-years-old, his best was well in the rearview mirror. Over Stoke City's past three Premier League matches Crouch has put that notion to rest with three goals in three starts. With two of the three goals against struggling clubs in Sunderland and Watford, it is reasonable to think that Crouch's goal-scoring streak will come to an end with the visit of Manchester United in Week 22.
Jan 20 - 11:22 AM

Stoke City will get another year of Peter Crouch after signing the forward to a one-year contract extension.

The veteran forward, who turns 36 at the end of this month, has only made four Premier League starts, but it's his recent performances that has brought him back into the spotlight. Crouch has scored in each of the club's last two league matches, against Chelsea and Watford, and will now fill in for African Cup of Nations participants Mame Diouf and Wilfried Bony. "Peter still has a great deal to offer us as a player and we are pleased he has decided to extend his stay with us," said chief executive Peter Scholes.
Jan 12 - 3:36 PM

Stoke City has cast away its five-match winless streak to the tune of a 2-0 win against Watford on Tuesday evening.

With big-name signings like Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench, Hughes has turned to the soon-to-be 36-year-old in Crouch to lead the line for the Potters; and the results have made him look like a genius. The Premier League veteran, who is the subject of rumours linking him to Sunderland, has now scored two goals in the last few days over two matches. Ryan Shawcross got the scoring started during the last play of stoppage time in the first half, connecting on a corner from Charlie Adam. It was Adam who then sent another dangerous cross to assist on Crouch's goal, the 98th goal of his long career.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 3 - 5:25 PM

Stoke City fell 4-2 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as the title favorites continued to churn out results.

The Potters certainly shouldn't be embarrassed by their performance. They managed as many goals against the Blues as Chelsea's past twelve opponents combined. Still, it wasn't enough as the Blues turned up the attack to win in a different way. Perhaps most disappointing for Mark Hughes will be that Stoke City only kept the match tied for less than a minute after Peter Crouch had equalized. If you're going to pick up points off of a team as hot as Chelsea lapses in concentration like that just can't happen.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:02:00 PM

A day after celebrating the arrival of a club-record signing, Stoke City had a night to forget in a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Despite their defensive fortitude of late, the Potters conceded three goals in the first hour of the match to a Manchester United team notorious for low-scoring occasions this season. Mark Hughes elected to start Peter Crouch for the first time in a Premier League match this season rather than going with a fit Xherdan Shaqiri, but the former Liverpool man could not jumpstart the Stoke City attack. Meanwhile, Philipp Wollscheid added to Stoke's injury crisis (already without Geoff Cameron, Marc Wilson and Ryan Shawcross) by going off at half-time. New record signing Giannelli Imbula was not eligible to make his debut but should be available for the weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Peter Crouch injured his hamstring against Sheffield Wednesday in the Potters' 2-0 victory in midweek and will be out approximately a month recuperating.

Crouch hasn't been a regular in Mark Hughes Premier League sides this season so the impact is minimal for the club and fantasy managers alike. Mame Biram Diouf and Jon Walters are both decidedly ahead of Crouch in the pecking order at forward with Joselu may have moved ahead of him as well. That means that Hughes will still have plenty of depth to work with for the month Crouch is out.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Peter Crouch scored a first half game-winner to give Stoke City a win over Fulham in the Capital One Cup today.

It seems Crouch has lost his Premier League starting job and should be content with getting playing time in Cup games. Fulham almost came back in this match when they pushed late on but missed a number of chances and will surely want some of those back. It's concerning to see Stoke struggle to keep Fulham contained and this might give Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie some good opportunities this weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 06:29:00 PM

Peter Crouch confirmed via social media that his planned surgery to cure a niggling groin issue has been a success with the striker expected to be ready for pre-season training in July.

Crouch delayed going under the knife due to a lack of attacking options and manager Mark Hughes confirmed the 34 year-old wasn’t able to play for more than 20 minutes during the last 2 months of the season. However the former Liverpool target man was able to score against his former club in GW38 – his third goal from bench during this period. Jon Walters is another player Stoke patched up for the run-in, the Republic of Ireland international has been struggling with an ongoing knee issue and will welcome the extended break. Peter Odemwingie is back to full fitness following a ruptured ACL while Bojan Krkic has missed most of this year due to a serious knee ligament injury.
Thu, May 28, 2015 04:50:00 AM

Peter Crouch joins Peter Odemwingie and Jon Walters as potential absentees for Stoke City's final match of the season against Liverpool at the Britannia.

The former Liverpool man may miss out on the season finale against his former club with a vague injury mentioned by the BBC in their Week 38 match preview. With Crouch, Odemwingie, and Walters all in the same category of being listed with vague injury concerns just about anything could happen with the Potters' strikeforce. It probably makes sense to stay away unless you're in a desperate situation.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, May 22, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Peter Crouch scored the only goal of the match a minute after entering 20 minutes from time as Stoke City beat Hull City 1-0.

Mark Hughes got his substitutions right as his only two subs of the match - Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch - combined for the only goal of the match. The first half didn't see much in the way of significant chances from either side. Charlie Adam came on a halftime for Stephen Ireland and improved things for the home side but it wasn't until the introduction of Peter Crouch that the scorekeeper was troubled.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:13:00 PM

A header by Peter Crouch in the 90th minute salvaged a road point for Stoke City as they would draw 1-1 with Newcastle United.

Crouch has been more used of the bench lately than as a starter, and with the return of Mame Biram Diouf to the XI today, Crouch was once again asked to deliver as a substitute. He did just that. With Newcastle up a goal in the 90th minute, Geoff Cameron launched a 60 yard cross to the far post which Crouch curled in under the crossbar with one of his patented headers. It marks the fifth goal of the season in league play for the tall man and may earn him a start for the next match, which makes sense because it is a quick turnaround for a midweek clash with Manchester City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 11:08:00 AM