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Peter Crouch | Forward | #25

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 165

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Stoke City were denied a vital victory by West Ham's late equalizer as the clubs drew 1-1 at London Stadium on Monday.
The draw was a cruel blow for Paul Lambert's side as they now sit five points adrift from safety with four matches remaining. Goalkeeper Jack Butland did well to keep the visitors in the match, making an excellent point-blank save to deny former Stoke man Marko Arnautovic late in the first-half. In the second-half, it was one-way traffic as West Ham were twice denied goals for offside. But the Potters responded through substitute Crouch, who stabbed home after a mistake by Joe Hart 12 minutes from time. While Crouch's goal crowned him Stoke's all-time Premier League goalscorer, Hammers striker Andy Carroll came off the bench and netted a stunning equalizer beyond Butland in the 90th-minute. Apr 16 - 6:35 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Peter Crouch will be available for Paul Lambert at St. Mary's on Saturday after missing two weeks with an ankle injury.

The lanky former England international is back for the Potters for their crucial trip to the south coast on Saturday. With both clubs languishing in the bottom five and separated by only a point Paul Lambert will be thrilled to have a potential difference-maker like Crouch available again. That Crouch is still so important to Stoke City hopes is a problem for the summer but, for now, he is likely to start assuming solid fitness and you wouldn't bet against him scoring in what is likely to be a match light on chances.
Mar 2 - 12:18 PM

Peter Crouch will miss Week 28 as he recovers from a foot injury. Lack of depth means that Tyrese Campbell, all of 18-years-old, may feature at some point against the Foxes.

Crouch has remained surprisingly effective into his late 30s but the fact that he's been hit with some minor injuries as the season has worn on. Ultimately, the fact that Crouch is still considered a key member of the Stoke City attack is more an indictment of their efforts to build their squad than Crouch playing at a super-human level for someone clearly on the back half of his career. Crouch will miss at least Week 28 if not a little more and the Potters will have to look elsewhere for an attacking spark. Maybe the returning Jese.
Feb 23 - 4:25 PM

Stoke City saw a crucial point slip away in the final minutes of a 1-0 loss at Burnley on Tuesday evening.

The loss is the Potters' fourth defeat in their last five matches, which could see them drop them down into 17th place depending on Wednesday night's results. Stoke held tight for most of the match, forcing Burnley keeper Nick Pope into seven saves including a last-second reaction that could have seen Stoke steal a point on the road. But even with the reinvigorated Peter Crouch starting up top, Mark Hughes' side continued to struggle despite their favorable schedule. Next up for the Potters: West Ham at home over the weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Stoke City announced that forward Peter Crouch has signed a new one-year contract extension through the summer of 2019.

That means the evergreen forward will be under contract at Stoke until the age of 38. Crouch has scored just over 100 Premier League goals in 440 appearances and has three goals off the bench this season for Mark Hughes' side to give him 43 since arriving at the club in 2011. "Peter has been with Stoke longer than he has been with any other club which I think speaks volumes for how he views us and how we view him," Hughes said. "He still has so much to offer us. He may be 36 but he continues to have a major impact on games, as he has proved on numerous occasions this season."
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Peter Crouch came off the substitute's bench and headed Stoke City to a 2-2 draw with Leicester at the bet365 Stadium.

The Potters came from behind twice to take a point in an exciting encounter. Playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri played a hand on both goals, curling in the first equalizer on 39 minutes before whipping in the corner for super-sub Crouch's powerful header in the 73rd. The 36-year-old nearly won it at the death with another thumping header, but Kasper Schmeichel denied the former England international with an excellent diving save. The result sees Stoke remain in 15th place and enter the international break on 12 points, leaving Mark Hughes' side just four points above the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Peter Crouch, after missing time with a back injury, is back in contention for the Week 11 visit of Leicester City.

Crouch has been more super-sub than starter this season but his two goals have him tied for second on the team in scoring behind Mame Biram Diouf. The former England man is unlikely to start against the Potters but seeing a substitute appearance and a goal isn't out of the question. Certainly, Crouch shouldn't be a fantasy option under good circumstances but if you are in a particularly deep draft league or really up against some serious scarcity then Crouch could be a reasonable "Hail Mary" option that could produce some results.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Peter Crouch missed out last weekend and is questionable as he races against the clock to be fit for Stoke City's trip to Watford.

The Hornets have been playing surprisingly well thus far this campaign and so Mark Hughes will want all of his options available heading into this match. Especially those options capable of scoring goals which has been an ongoing issue for the Potters. Crouch is highly unlikely to start but his record as an impact substitute over the past couple of seasons has been impressive so if you see him on the bench to start the match don't be surprised if he comes on late to make a difference.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 04:19:00 PM

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.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:14:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 21, 2017 12:21:00 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.
Sat, May 13, 2017 02:37:00 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.
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 04:58:00 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.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 11:22:00 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.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 03:36:00 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
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 05:25:00 PM