Former England striker, Peter Crouch, announced on Friday his retirement from football after more than two decades as a professional.
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Former England international Peter Crouch returned to the English Premier League on Thursday at the age of 38, signing a short-term contract to join Burnley from Stoke City.
The hosts were quickest out of the starting blocks as James Tarkowski connected with a free kick launched into the box just two minutes in but headed wide of target
The 36-year-old has not started a league match this season but is Stoke’s leading scorer with four goals in all competitions.
The Foxes twice took the lead at bet365 Stadium, first through Vicente Iborra, before Riyad Mahrez replied to Xherdan Shaqiri’s equaliser to make it 2-1.
Despite the disappointment of twice losing a lead, Leicester are now unbeaten in four trips to Stoke, while Claude Puel has four points from his first two matches in charge of the East Midlands outfit
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that his first goal was for Aston Villa against Newcastle United in April 2002
The Blues were pushed hard by their opponents, who hit back through Bruno Martins Indi and Peter Crouch goals in the second half, but they did enough to make it a perfect 13 wins on the spin
Instead it was Peter Crouch that equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for headed goals as he gave Stoke City a slender victory
The home side made a quick start as they broke the deadlock less than three minutes in when Peter Crouch nodded the ball forward from a corner to Ryan Shawcross, leaving the captain to tap the ball in from close range
The Blues sit three points clear of second-placed Manchester City heading into the hectic festive programme
Nevertheless, the Chelsea loanee, who grabbed an assist for Peter Crouch’s header prior to the incident, shelved his personal grievances and acknowledged the importance of the win
Looking lively in the game, the Nigerian launched several attacking forays into the vital areas of the Potters but he was replaced with Marko Arnautovic, who came on in the 63rd of the encounter
First up, Odemwingie slotted home coolly in the 38th minute and it was 2-2 before half time, with Southampton’s Steven Davies and Stoke’s Peter Crouch grabbing the goals for both sides