Crouch’s Magic Moment
There have been many special moments in Peter Crouch’s footballing career but this one dethrones all of them. The Stoke forward has now scored a century of goals in the Premier League. He said that joining an elite group of just 26 players to score 100 goals in our top league had been ‘an emotional moment for him’.
Last Wednesday, the Potters’ striker reached the milestone in his sides 1-1 draw against Everton – 15 years after scoring his first ever goal in the English top flight.
“There are some fantastic players in that 100 club, so to be among them is great for me. The minute it went in was a great feeling,” Crouch said.
He added: “I’ve had a few messages, lots of friends and family absolutely buzzing for me.”
Crouches 100th goal came with an easy finish early in the first half of that Everton match, and his achievement elevates him into the company of greats including Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright and Robbie Fowler.
“It’s quite emotional and nice to get in there because there are a lot of players that I look up to,” said the former England international, who took 419 Barclays Premier League games to bring up his ton.
Stoke City’s manager, Mark Hughes paid tribute to the lone striker, who has forced his way back into the Welshman’s plans this season after being frozen out for much of the 2015-2016 campaign.
Charlie, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy