100th goal makes Crouch 26th all-time Premier League top scorer

ShareClose Comments
The Stoke forward has found it difficult to establish a place in Mark Hughes' side this season but has finally hit a century of goals in the top tier

Peter Crouch climbed the ranks of the Premier League all-time top scorers list on Wednesday, notching his 100th top-flight goal in Stoke's 1-1 draw with Everton.

Chelsea injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal

The striker was on hand to tuck away a simple effort at the Britannia Stadium against Ronald Koeman's side and celebrated the milestone with 'The Robot' - his trademark celebratory dance.

Crouch's landmark goal sits him in prestigious company, now ranked among the likes of  Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright and Robbie Fowler.

"There's some fantastic players in that 100 club, so to be among them is great for me," Crouch said after the game. "The minute it went in, it's a great feeling.

"It's quite emotional and nice to get in there because there's a lot of players that I look up to. 

Peter Crouch Stoke City 14012017

"There's been some great goals along the way and also some scrappy ones, but we'll take them."

Stoke boss Mark Hughes also paid tribute to his striker, who 419 appearances to reach the 100-goal mark.

Man Utd show why they are sixth best in Hull draw

"Everybody talks about his personality and his character but above all he's an exceptional football player," said Hughes.

"It's fantastic. It's credit to him. Since he's come back into the side, he's been excellent."

Next article:
Zamalek join Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in race for Sundowns forward Billiat
Next article:
Transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams
Next article:
ISL 2017: Pune City coach Ranko Popovic relishing 'big test' against Bengaluru FC
Next article:
World Cup glory worth €350,000 to Germany stars
Next article:
Dyche: Burnley out to make dreams come true after top four heroics