Stoke’s Peter Crouch joins the 100 club but Everton take share of spoils

Stoke City gave a maiden outing to their exciting new striker Saido Berahino but centre stage belonged to distinguished veterans, as Peter Crouch struck a landmark goal before Everton equalised via an unfortunate deflection off Ryan Shawcross.

It was an unsatisfying result for the hosts but there was much to admire from Mark Hughes’s men, not least Crouch’s goal after seven minutes, which brought up a Premier League century for the former England striker. The previous goal scored on this ground had been Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking one for Manchester United in the 1-1 draw 11 days ago and, while this one may not be acclaimed as widely, Crouch’s achievement deserves high praise.

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