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The Potters frontman expressed his delight with the finish which earned his side a point against the Premier League leaders on Saturday and went on to talk up his England chances

Peter Crouch has described his strike during Stoke City's 1-1 draw with Manchester City as the best of his career.
The big striker collected a Jermaine Pennant header with his chest before smashing a roaring volley past Joe Hart in the 59th minute of Saturday's Premier League encounter.

The Potters went on to rescind their lead thanks to an equally impressive Yaya Toure goal, but that did not stop Crouch reveling in his strike.

"It's probably the best goal I've ever scored.” he told ESPN. “I always enjoy a volley but they don't normally fly in like that. Every day in training I practice volleying, and when the ball dropped I popped it up and went for it.”

Crouch, who joined Stoke from Tottenham in the summer, also talked up his chances of making the England squad for Euro 2012 given his recent form.

“I knew when I signed for Stoke that if I am playing games and scoring goals then I'd have a chance to play for England and there is a big competition coming up," he said. “I hope I get a chance and I'd grab it with both hands."
Stoke City talisman Peter Crouch has commented on his 59th minute wondergoal, a strike that has blown this year’s Premier League title race wide open.
The 6ft 6in powerhouse arguably booked his place in the England team that will visit Poland and Ukraine for this year’s much anticipated Euro 2012 tournament.
Crouch skillfully picked up a Pennant header with his chest before smashing a roaring thunderstriker past Joe Hart in the Manchester City goal.
"It's probably the best goal I've ever scored.” Crouch told ESPN.
“I always enjoy a volley but they don't normally fly in like that. Every day in training I practice volleying, and when the ball dropped I popped it up and went for it.”
Crouch joined Stoke from Tottenham in the summer and has made 24 appearances for the Potters since then, hitting the back of the net 8 times in the process.
“I knew when I signed for Stoke that if I am playing games and scoring goals then I'd have a chance to play for England and there is a big competition coming up. 
“I hope I get a chance and I'd grab it with both hands."

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