Of Course Peter Crouch Did The Robot When He Scored His 100th Goal

And so he should - it's a hell of an achievement for one of the game's good guys

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It would be a hard soul indeed who begrudged Stoke striker Peter Crouch his moment in the spotlight after scoring his 100th Premier League goal last night - becoming, at 36, the oldest man ever to do so.

Joining a list that includes some of the greatest icons ever to grace the game - and Dion Dublin - Crouchy marked the moment by reviving the goal celebration that briefly made him the most popular man in English football some 10 years ago: the robot.

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Back in 2006 Crouch was trying to establish himself as England's main goal threat - which he was, to be fair, providing they were playing a country with a population less than 500,000 - but cemented his most lasting legacy by moving his gangly, twelve foot-long arms around in the stilted manner of a malfunctioning cyborg after scoring against Jamica in a friendly.

Credit where due: it's not the first time the former QPR, Portsmouth, Villa, Southampton, Liverpool and Spurs man has made fun of himself for his unusual appearance.

Who could forget the time he said probably the funniest thing ever uttered by a proponent of the beautiful game - not a particularly tough field, but still - answering the classic interview questions 'what would you be if you weren't a football' with the immortal answer 'probably a virgin'.

(Crouch had the last laugh of course: he's married to Abbey Clancy).

So here's to Peter Crouch: 100 goal legend, all round good sport and the living embodiment of English football's fondness for anyone who has a 'good touch for a big man'. Congratulations.