Peter Crouch Levels Impressive Premier League Record
The word legend is thrown about far too often in football in these times of hyperbole but there's no doubt that Peter Crouch is a legend of the modern era, I'll fight anyone who disagrees, and the Stoke City striker further entrenched himself into legendhood today.
Peter Crouch gave the greatest answer in football interview history, punches above his weight when it comes to his other half, brought the robot celebration to the forefront, is brilliant on social media and is a pretty good footballer.
Basically in this era when we call out for more characters in the game, or at least your dad does as he bemoans modern football, the England international isn't the hero we deserve but he's the one we've got.
11 years ago Crouch produces a robot after scoring for England against Hungary at Old Trafford, it's a different world away. Image: PA
Now at 36 the former Liverpool striker might be a little past his prime but he's still doing the business for Stoke when it matters and today he nodded his side level against Leicester and earned them a point.
In the process of coming off the bench this afternoon the big man levelled a very impressive Premier League record:
142 - Peter Crouch has now made 142 Premier League appearances as a substitute, a joint-record alongside Shola Ameobi. Replacement. pic.twitter.com/0CXcNVnF9s- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 4, 2017
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be more keenly remembered as a 'super sub' in the Premier League, for those old enough, but Crouch isn't doing too badly at coming off the bench himself and scored his second substitute goal of the season against the Foxes.
Crouchy nearly nodded his team to stealing all three points when Kasper Schmeichel had to make a late save after he headed goal wards from a late corner for Mark Hughes' side.
The goal denied Claude Puel all three points on his first game as manager of the former Premier League champions, following Craig Shakespeare's sacking, as the Potters twice came from behind to level.
Crouch is now level with Paul Scholes on 107 Premier League goals, joint 22nd on the all time list, don't try telling me he isn't a legend!