Where did you get that shiner, Crouch Stoke striker spotted with black eye after ending goal drought
15:56 GMT, 23 April 2013
16:31 GMT, 23 April 2013
Having returned to his previous club last weekend, it looks like Peter Crouch may have picked up a few battle scars to get back to scoring ways.
The Stoke striker netted just his second goal since September when he struck at relegation threatened QPR on Saturday, but he has since emerged with a mystery black eye.
Eyesore: Peter Crouch leaves Liverpool Dental Spa with daughter, Sophia
The former England international was seen leaving Liverpool Dental Spa today with his wife Abbey Clancy, who is a regular, and daughter Sophia where the bruise underneath his right eye was clear to see.
Having started the season with five goals from his first seven games, Crouch’s season has tailed off, with his only goal before Saturday coming in a 2-2 draw with Wigan in January.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis had backed the former Tottenham hitman to rediscover his scoring touch, as he said before the QPR game: There's been a while, especially after his injury, where Peter has not performed to the level he was at before.
‘He had a good start to the season and looked a real handful. Hopefully he will be back to what he was in the next five games.’
Crouch came off with a minute to go at QPR but should be in line to face Norwich at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Battle scar: Peter Crouch celebrates scoring at QPR last Saturday