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Stoke City

Leicester stretch unbeaten run, Pulis under pressure

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London (AFP) – Leicester City extended their unbeaten run on Saturday with a draw at Stoke while struggling West Brom’s winless run stretched to nine league matches against 10-man Huddersfield, cranking up the pressure on manager Tony Pulis.

With five of the top six sides not in action until Sunday, the focus was on the battle lower down the Premier League table before Liverpool were due to kick off in the late match against struggling West Ham.

Leicester stretch unbeaten run, Pulis under pressure

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London (AFP) – Leicester City extended their unbeaten run on Saturday with a draw at Stoke while struggling West Brom’s winless run stretched to nine league matches against 10-man Huddersfield, cranking up the pressure on manager Tony Pulis.

With five of the top six sides not in action until Sunday, the focus was on the battle lower down the Premier League table before Liverpool were due to kick off in the late match against struggling West Ham.

Crouch earns Stoke share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions after early season struggles but will be disappointed they twice let their lead slip and in the end were indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made a fantastic flying stop in the dying seconds.

Crouch earns Stoke share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions after early season struggles but will be disappointed they twice let their lead slip and in the end were indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made a fantastic flying stop in the dying seconds.

Stoke’s Crouch earns share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions parted company with Craig Shakespeare last month after slipping into the relegation zone but have recovered strongly under caretaker boss Michael Appleton and ex-Southampton boss Puel.

Stoke’s Crouch earns share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions parted company with Craig Shakespeare last month after slipping into the relegation zone but have recovered strongly under caretaker boss Michael Appleton and ex-Southampton boss Puel.

Crouchy Did NOT Have His Nachos: Peter Crouch Refutes Legendary Podcast Yarn About Him Demanding Food In Southampton Takeaway (Video)

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"Crouchy's Having His Nachos!"

It is quite possibly the finest piece of footballing apocrypha to emerge from the early podcast scene: the tale recounted by Guardian writer Sean Ingle of the time a friend of his was confronted by a rampaging Peter Crouch in a fast food restaurant in Southampton.

Pete Crouch responds to claims over “handball goal”

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Arsenal: Gunners Cruise To Victory At Stoke Despite Crafty Crouch Hand-Ball Goal (Video)

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Top-four chasing Arsenal produced a superb display away to Stoke on Saturday, scoring four goals in a rare win at the bet365Stadium.

Stoke did bag a goal themselves, albeit in very controversial circumstances, with Peter Crouch knocking the ball in with his hand.

Despite Arsenal's recent revival of form, another 'Wenger Out' banner was flown over the bet365 Stadium.

Arsenal close in, Mahrez slip spares Manchester City

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London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez shone and then succumbed to injury as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to close in on the Premier League top four.

Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s second goal and scored their third - his 50th Premier League goal - after Peter Crouch had brought Stoke back into the game with a controversial handball goal.

Arsenal close in, Mahrez slip spares Manchester City

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London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez shone and then succumbed to injury as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to close in on the Premier League top four.

Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s second goal and scored their third - his 50th Premier League goal - after Peter Crouch had brought Stoke back into the game with a controversial handball goal.

Giroud brace keeps Arsenal in the hunt

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored twice as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to maintain manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.

Arsenal endured an anxious spell in the second half after Stoke substitute Peter Crouch reduced the arrears to 2-1 with a goal scored using his arm that was allowed to stand.

Stoke City: Peter Crouch Sees 100th Premier League Goal Immortalised In ‘Extra Tall’ Mug Form (Video)

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As is fitting, Peter Crouch has seen his recent induction into the Premier League 100 Club immortalised in ceramic form.

The veteran Stoke City beanpolebrought up his top flight century against Everton last month and celebrated by dusting off The Robot.

Now, thanks to local pottery firm Foley China, Crouch also has an extra tall, nine-inch mug to markthe milestone with.

Crouch chalks up century in Stoke draw

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Peter Crouch netted his 100th Premier League goal as Stoke City checked Everton's recent resurgence in Wednesday's 1-1 draw.

The former England striker became the 26th player to reach the milestone after opening the scoring for Mark Hughes' hosts with seven minutes played.

Crouch chalks up century in Stoke draw

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Peter Crouch netted his 100th Premier League goal as Stoke City checked Everton's recent resurgence in Wednesday's 1-1 draw.

The former England striker became the 26th player to reach the milestone after opening the scoring for Mark Hughes' hosts with seven minutes played.

Stoke City: Peter Crouch Scores 100th Premier League Goal, Dusts Off Old Classic To Celebrate (Photo & Video)

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Two days after his 36th birthday, Peter Crouch finally brought up his Premier League century with the opening goal in Stoke's midweek game with Everton.

With the game just seven minutes old, Crouch opened the scoring by sliding in to steer Marco Arnautovic's low cross past Joel Robles.

The wily old son of a gun then dusted off an old classic to celebrate, much to the delight of almost everybody inside the Bet 365 Stadium.

Video: Stoke striker Peter Crouch does some crazy dancing in Ibiza

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No split loyalties for Spurs old boy Peter Crouch

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Stoke City striker Peter Crouch will have no qualms derailing Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title bid when the two teams meet despite some residual loyalty to his former club.

Victory for second-placed Spurs will see them close to within five points of leaders Leicester City with just four games of the season remaining.

No split loyalties for Spurs old boy Peter Crouch

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Stoke City striker Peter Crouch will have no qualms derailing Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title bid when the two teams meet despite some residual loyalty to his former club.

Victory for second-placed Spurs will see them close to within five points of leaders Leicester City with just four games of the season remaining.

Stoke Forgotten Man Peter Crouch Fires Out Cracking Self-Effacing Tweet After Dramatic 4-3 Win Against Everton

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Once a stalwart of Stoke City's frontline, gangly striker Peter Crouch has found himself on the sidelines as Mark Hughes' side continues its impressive metamorphosis from long-ball hoofers to silky passers. However, after the Potters superb 4-3 win against Everton on Monday, the former England man Tweeted a classy line in self-effacement.

January Transfer Window Complete Guide: 31 Players who could be on the move around Europe

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2015 Premier League Summer Transfer Window: What Every Team Needs (Part 2 – Newcastle to West Ham)

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Stoke Manager Mark Hughes Expecting Quiet January Transfer Window

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes is anticipating a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club as their efforts to tie Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan to new contracts continue.

Both 33-year-old striker Crouch scorer of two goals in his last two games, taking his tally for the season to five and midfielder Whelan, 30, are currently on deals with the Potters that run out next summer.

Stoke Manager Mark Hughes Expecting Quiet January Transfer Window

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes is anticipating a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club as their efforts to tie Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan to new contracts continue.

Both 33-year-old striker Crouch scorer of two goals in his last two games, taking his tally for the season to five and midfielder Whelan, 30, are currently on deals with the Potters that run out next summer.

Football Vine: Peter Crouch Goes Crowd-Surfing At Kasabian Gig

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While Arsenal fans flocked to the train station to hurl abuse at a 65-year-old club legend, Peter Crouch decided to unwind after Stoke's 3-2 victory over the Gunners on Saturday by taking his good lady wife to see Kasabian at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

Manchester City vs Stoke City Predicted Lineups

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Coming off of a decisive 3-1 victory over last year's Premier League runners up Liverpool, Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start to the early season with a lineup that will feature only a couple of changes. The most likely changes will be at fullback with Sagna in line to make his first appearance in sky blue and Alexander Kolorov rotating in for Gael Clichy.

Newcastle Nightmare Continues – Lose 1-0 At Stoke

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Peter Crouch had a header that hit the base of a post after 10 minutes, and it was fairly even for most of the first half today the Britannia Stadium, but then Stoke City went ahead with a fluke goal after 42 minutes and goalkeeper Tim Krul has to take some responsibility for the goal. [...]

Chelsea 3-0 Stoke City - Just what we needed heading into PSG.

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Sitting having lunch in the Chelsea Kitchen ahead of the game, five Coaches drove past with the Stoke City supporters heading to the ground well in advance of the game and I wondered just what could their side do to our season later that day? The answer? Literally nothing!

Chelsea dominated the game and as time moved by in the first half it became clear, it was only a matter of time before Chelsea scored.

Offbeat: Man United’s Juan Mata Goes House Hunting, Peter Crouch’s Wife On ‘Horrid’ Affair & Wedding Bells For Pique

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In this week's Offbeat Wednesday Gossip special, Man United's Juan Mata goes house-hunting with a mysterious blonde, Peter Crouch's wife discusses the pain of his previous affair and Shakira and Pique plan to wed soon!

The ladies all can agree that Man United's prized £37 million star Juan Mata is quite a catch he loves to read and do yoga, has facial scruff, enjoys visiting museums on a Sunday and takes the Tube alone without being disturbed.

Real Madrid

‘I’m Not Handsome, It Was My Only Chance’ – Antonio Cassano Admits He Was A Sex Addict During His Real Madrid Days

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When onceasked what he'd be if he weren't a professional footballer, Peter Crouch famously replied "a virgin".

It would appear that the same may be true for one Antonio Cassano, who has revealed that his former status as a Real Madrid player definitely proved a more potent aphrodisiac than his craggy face ever had up to that point.

Offbeat : Real Madrid’s Casillas Says Son “Best Thing To Happen” To Him, Ronaldo At Carnaval – Plus Peter Crouch, Shakira

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Fatherhood is a defining moment in every man's life, especially for first timers like Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Unbeknown to some, he's a rather low-profile figure (a stark contrast to, for example, Sergio Ramos) and does not like to discuss his personal life.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Blew It – Carver Still To Get First Win At Home

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This was not a good result for either John Carver or Newcastle United, and after being the better side in what wasn't a great game, we went ahead after 74 minutes with a good goal from Jack Colback, his third for Newcastle this season. Peter Crouch easily out jumps Janmaat to equalize And it was [...

Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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It's a well known fact that footballers will flog any old tat. The formula: Premier League star plus pizza chain, hair dye, bacon, crisps, drinks, whatever, is a ready-made classic.

Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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It's a well known fact that footballers will flog any old tat. The formula: Premier League star plus pizza chain, hair dye, bacon, crisps, drinks, whatever, is a ready-made classic.

Stoke Heap More Pressure On Pardew And Newcastle

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The pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew cranked up as his side were beaten 1-0 by Stoke at a rain-drenched Britannia Stadium.

Newcastle were slow to react at the back as Peter Crouch headed in from the lively Victor Moses' cross in the 15th minute. And while there were other moments of defensive uncertainty from the visitors, they rarely looked like finding an equaliser, with Potters goalkeeper Asmir Begovic only really being called upon to make one decent save, keeping out Daryl Janmaat.

The Rest

Arsene Wenger Reflects On Stoke Win

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Arsene Wenger was pleased as Arsenal "kept a clean sheet again" in their 4-1 victory over Stoke.

The Gunners boosted their chances of finishing in the top four with victory over the Potters, which puts them one point behind Liverpool with just two games remaining.

Arsenal went 2-0 up via Olivier Giroud's finish in the 42nd minute and Mesut Ozil's in the 55th.

West Ham line-up Peter Crouch from Stoke City

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Fulham butchered by Stoke, relegated

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It was a massive occasion and the team played like it was a massive occasion. They played like a bad team playing a good one. They couldn't compete. They couldn't get the ball, couldn't keep it. When Fulham had the ball it felt like Stoke had 15 players. When Stoke had the ball it felt like Fulham had 9.

BREAKING! : Red Bulls Sign Argentine Creative Midfielder Manuel Lanzini

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In a Viper's Nest exclusive, we can report that the New York Red Bulls have reached an agreement with Argentine club River Plate for the sale of their rising 21 year old superstar Manuel Lanzini. Lanzini, a true #10 Creative Midfielder, has been hailed as the next Juan Roman Riquelme by Argentine media.

David Moyes is The Only One to Blame For Manchester United’s Decline

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Whilst Manchester United manager David Moyes is still trying to get used to being manager of the biggest club in the world, I have been adapting to life as a married man. My darling wife has zero interest in English football, to the extent that she thinks Peter Crouch is famous for being married to Abbey Clancey.