"The Robot" returns: Peter Crouch hits Premier League century

The Stoke striker is the oldest Premier League player to score his 100th goal

BY Daniel Kelly 08:15 Thursday 2 February 2017, 8:15 2 Feb 2017

Picture by David Davies PA Wire/PA Images

He may not have played for England since 2010, but Peter Crouch is enjoying a mini-renaissance.

The 36-year-old, scored for Stoke City on Wednesday night in their 1-1 draw at home to Everton. He became the oldest player in Premier League history to reach 100 goals and the 26th player to reach the mark. 

Of his 100 league goals, he has scored over a third of them since joining Stoke in 2011 

To celebrate the goal, Crouch dusted off the cobwebs on his infamous "Robot" celebration. Made famous ahead of the 2006 World Cup, the striker vowed to do the dance if and when he reached the milestone. 

"There's been some great goals along the way and also some scrappy ones, but we'll take them", Crouch revealed after his 419th Premier League appearance. 

The striker's contract with Stoke was up at the end of the season, but he signed a one-year extension last month, such has been his good form.  


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