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Super-sub Crouch reaches record heights

8 Nov 2017
Peter Crouch, Stoke City

Stoke City striker equalled, extended or closed in on three Premier League highs in Matchweek 11

Peter Crouch equalled one record, closed in on another, and extended one of his own during a lively cameo appearance against Leicester City in Matchweek 11.

The Stoke City striker made his 142nd appearance as a substitute in the 2-2 draw, matching Shola Ameobi's record total from the bench by a Premier League player.

Super-sub Crouch made an instant impact, scoring the goal to rescue a point for the Potters.

It was his 15th PL goal scored as a substitute, on a par with Daniel Sturridge, and only Jermain Defoe, Kanu and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can better it. 

Most PL apps and goals as a sub
Player Substitute apps Player Substitute goals
Peter Crouch 142 Jermain Defoe 23
Shola Ameobi 142 Kanu 17
Jermain Defoe 136 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 17
Carlton Cole 129 Peter Crouch 15
Joe Cole 123 Daniel Sturridge 15

But Crouch remains in a league of his own when it comes to scoring with his head.

His equaliser from Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner was his 52nd headed goal in the competition, six clear of the League’s all-time leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer.

Most PL headed goals
Player Headed goals
Peter Crouch 52
Alan Shearer 46
Dion Dublin 45
Les Ferdinand 40
Dwight Yorke 38

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