Peter Crouch breaks Premier League record for headed goals scored

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Stoke City striker Peter Crouch made history at the weekend by surpassing the record for the most headed goals scored in the Premier League. 

Coming off the bench against his former side Liverpool, Crouch rose to meet Mame Diouf's cross and guide his 47th Premier League header past a helpless Simon Mignolet. 

The header took him past the previous record of 46 set by Alan Shearer which Crouch had equaled in a match against Hull City in February. 

In an interview with Stoke Player, the striker said: “I’m very proud and pleased to gain a new record and to some extent get it out the way this season". 

“It was amazing to come on and do it in front of the Boothen End, which I know is a very special place here, and break the record."

“That’s a highlight for me and hopefully there will be many more to come over the next couple of years."

Crouch hails performance

With regards to the side's performance, Crouch added: “We were incredible and it was nice for me to personally break the record but it was all about our first half performance because it was incredible".

The goal put the gloss on Stoke's 6-1 thrashing of Liverpool, who found themselves 5-0 down at half time. A goodbye goal from Steven Gerrard was the only highlight of a terrible afternoon for Brendan Rodgers' side who suffered their biggest defeat in 56 years.

For Stoke, the game rounded off what has been a superb season, with Mark Hughes' side finishing 9th in the league with a club record points total of 54.

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