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Peter Crouch seen with black eye while out with Abbey Clancy

Where did you get that shiner, Crouch Stoke striker spotted with black eye after ending goal drought

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

15:56 GMT, 23 April 2013

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UPDATED:

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

Eyesore: Peter Crouch leaves Liverpool Dental Spa with daughter, Sophia

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.

Eyesore: Peter Crouch leaves Liverpool Dental Spa with daughter, Sophia

Eyesore: Peter Crouch leaves Liverpool Dental Spa with daughter, Sophia

‘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

Battle scar: Peter Crouch celebrates scoring at QPR last Saturday

Peter Crouch loses three teeth in collision with Fabricio Coloccini Stoke 2 Newcastle 1

'He wanted to carry on': Brave Crouch loses three teeth in collision with Coloccini

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UPDATED:

23:37 GMT, 28 November 2012

Peter Crouch is facing dental surgery after losing two teeth with another embedded in his jaw following a collision with Fabricio Coloccini in Stoke's 2-1 win over Newcastle.

The Argentina defender's stray arm caught the 31-year-old striker in the jaw at the Brittania Stadium, but Potters boss Tony Pulis saw no malice in the challenge.

Pain game: Peter Crouch winces after the collision with Fabricio Coloccini

Pain game: Peter Crouch winces after the collision with Fabricio Coloccini

Pain game: Peter Crouch winces following the collision with Fabricio Coloccini

'Peter wanted to carry on. But then he saw his teeth in the doctor’s hands. He almost fainted, I think.

'He has lost two and the third was stuck in his upper jaw. He’s going to need some work on it. But I don’t think there was any malice in it.

Harsh reality: The extent of Crouch's injury becomes apparent to the striker

Harsh reality: The extent of Crouch's injury becomes apparent to the striker

Crouch was tended to by club doctor Andrew Dent, with Kenwyne Jones replacing Crouch in the 40th minute.

Pulis saw his side come from behind after Papiss Cisse hit the opener for the visitors just after the break.

But Jon Walters and Cameron Jerome were both on target as Pulis saw his side claim their third win in four matches.

The heroes of 88: Great Britain stunned the Seoul Games. But where are they now?

The heroes of '88: Great Britain stunned the Seoul Games. But where are they now

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23:13 GMT, 8 August 2012

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In Seoul, 24 years ago, Great Britain’s hockey men won Olympic gold for the only time since the war. Sean Kerly scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 semi-final win over Australia, then another goal to add to Imran Sherwani’s double in the final as West Germany were beaten 3-1.

Sherwani’s clincher led to BBC commentator Barry Davies’s immortal line: ‘Where were the Germans — but frankly, who cares’ Now with their 2012 successors on the verge of emulating the feat, Sportsmail reunites the boys of ’88…

Golden boys: Imran Sherwani and Sean Kerly show off their medals

Golden boys: Imran Sherwani and Sean Kerly show off their medals

Sean Kerly

'It was like the worst dental appointment.'

The build-up to the semi-final was huge. The Australians had won everything in the other group and we’d just about come second in ours. They were the form team, the world champions, world No 1 but hadn’t performed at the Olympics and so were under pressure.

We went 2-0 up and were still jumping around when they scored. It got tense, they got stuck in and equalised. We were exhausted and thinking we had maybe thrown it away. But I turned to Richard Dodds, the captain, with about 15 minutes to go and said: ‘We are not going to lose this game.’ From that moment on we turned it round. We managed to get the third goal and win.

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Done and dusted: Sherwani hit the crucial third Done and dusted: Sherwani hits the crucial third

Imran Sherwani

'I just pegged it.'

We were so confident. I did feel we were going to win. The first goal in the final was the ice-breaker.
I was not well known as a goalscorer but Steve Batchelor and I were feared because we would take players on down the wing.

I remember it almost like it was in slow motion. I stopped the ball, saw the German defender coming out towards me, so tucked it inside. Then I noticed that the German goalkeeper had committed himself too early and was in mid-air when I pushed it.

On TV it doesn’t look like it’s going in, but I was behind it all the way and knew it would.

As for the third goal, I was on our own 25 when David Faulkner chipped the ball down the right and I just pegged it to the edge of the circle.

The timing was such that as Steve flung it across it looked like I had an easy put in.

But I had actually sprinted the length of the pitch. It’s very vivid in my mind.

Barry Davies (commentator)

'I was biased but I think that’s forgivable.'

I get reminded of it a lot. The boys have invited me along to reunions they’ve had. They’re a great bunch.

I never doubted during the final that they were going to win. The doubt came in the semi-final, which was the better match and showed Sean’s determination to get them out of trouble. He scored quite a remarkable goal.

The line that everyone seems to remember from the final came out of simplicity. I wrapped up the goal, gave credit to Steve Batchelor and Imran Sherwani and then I thought to myself: ‘Where on earth were the German defence They were cut to ribbons.’ As I was thinking that, I thought, ‘Who gives a stuff!’

It’s about trying to find words for the moment. It had a resonance somehow. I was biased but I think that was forgivable. You’re bound to see the game through Great British eyes. I didn’t understand at all until we got back to England and people started to talk about it.

Then: 1988 hockey team

Then: 1988 hockey team

1 Ian Taylor
Age: 57
Then: Teacher and veteran goalkeeper who carried flag in Seoul Now: CEO of British Ice Hockey Super League

2 Russell Garcia
Age: 42
Then: Became Britain’s youngest Olympic gold medal winner, aged 18
Now: Resigned from being head coach of Scotland last year to relocate to Germany

3 Jon Potter
Age: 48
Then: Calming defender who was ever-present in Seoul Now: Partner with US business strategists McKinney Rogers

4 Stephen Martin
Age: 53
Then:
Northern Irishman was brought on late in final to ensure he won gold
Now: Chief executive of Olympic Council of Ireland. MBE

5 Imran Sherwani
Age: 46
Then: Dynamic winger who scored twice in the final
Now: Hockey coach and financial adviser

6 Martyn Grimley
Age: 49
Then: Put his career as a teacher on the backburner to play midfield in South Korea
Now: Coach at Brooklands Hockey Club in south Manchester

7 Jimmy Kirkwood
Age: 50
Then: Twice-used substitute forward now: Corporate manager for HSBC in his native Belfast

8 Kulbir Bhaura
Age: 56
Then: A bronze medallist in 1984, the only game he did not play in Seoul was against his native India
Now: CEO at London sports retail outlets, including Pantheon Sport

9 David Faulkner
Age: 49
Then: Blond full back who would win that year’s hockey writers’ award
Now: Performance director for England Hockey, overseeing men and women

10 Paul Barber
Age: 57
Then: Vice-captain and stalwart with five Seoul goals
Now: Runs his own construction company in the West Country

11 Richard Leman
Age: 53
Then: Added gold after winning bronze in ’84 and being named player of the year
Now: Established own recruitment agency and is GB Hockey president

12 Richard Dodds
Age: 53
Then: Inspirational captain of the team from midfield Now: Orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading

13 Sean Kerly
Age: 52
Then: Goal-getting forward and semi-final hat-trick hero
Now: Runs a graphic art and marketing agency in Kent

14 Steve Batchelor
Age: 51
Then: Three-time Olympian winger played in all seven games at Seoul Now: Housemaster at Cranleigh School, Surrey

15 Robert Clift
Age: 50
Then: Bank official by trade, played in midfield Now: Co-head of restructuring at Barclays

Now: GB hockey team

Now: GB hockey team

LONDON 2102 OLYMPICS: Wendy Houvenaghel puts dentist career on hold to pursue cycling gold

Houvenaghel puts dentist career on hold to pursue cycling gold in London

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UPDATED:

16:31 GMT, 26 March 2012

The dental surgery awaits aspiring Olympic champion Wendy Houvenaghel after the London Games.

But before returning to her chosen career, Houvenaghel is determined to experience the elation of victory in the three-woman, three-kilometre team pursuit in the capital in August.

Houvenaghel has made numerous sacrifices in her bid for gold and to go one better than in Beijing, when she claimed silver behind team-mate Rebecca Romero in the 3km individual pursuit – an event in which she has also finished second in the world (twice) and the Commonwealth.

Part of the team: Wendy Houvenaghel (left) with Laura Trott and Danielle King celebrate after wining the Women's Team Pursuit at the Track Cycling World Championships in 2011

Part of the team: Wendy Houvenaghel (left) with Laura Trott and Danielle King celebrate after wining the Women's Team Pursuit at the Track Cycling World Championships in 2011

Events at the London velodrome are her primary focus, but the Northern Irishwoman plans to resume pulling teeth post-Games.

'There's a lot I need to think about the future, but at the moment I can only think about the next few weeks and months and the Olympic Games,' Houvenaghel said.

'I'd imagine at some point in time I'll pick up my dentist drill again and resume that career.

'I have been keeping up to date and I will look forward to getting back to that again, just when remains to be seen.'

While changes to the Olympic programme, including the removal of the individual pursuit, contributed to Romero's retirement, Houvenaghel redoubled her efforts in search of gold.

Houvenaghel has been a full-time athlete for six years and at 37, she is 14 years older than the next oldest rider in the four-woman squad who race the team pursuit – Joanna Rowsell is 23, Dani King 21 and Laura Trott will turn 20 next month.

On track for success: Houvenaghel (back) in action in 2009

On track for success: Houvenaghel (back) in action in 2009

Their presence has reinvigorated Houvenaghel, who last October moved to Manchester for final preparations for London, leaving husband Ian at home in Cornwall.

Houvenaghel added: 'I'm totally committed to attempt to win the gold medal with my team-mates in August and there are many sacrifices I've had to make along the way.
'Now my focus is better than ever before and I'm excited about making the most of the next few months.'

Four into three means one rider has to miss out and it was Houvenaghel who was omitted after the qualifying ride at February's Track World Cup in London, with Rowsell, King and Trott combining to take gold in a world record of three minutes 18.148 seconds in the final.

Coach Paul Manning and British Cycling's management were keen for all four riders to compete in London and Houvenaghel was philosophical about her omission.

She added: “It was important and it makes us stronger as a team now that everyone has raced under race conditions on the Olympic track.

Looking to go one better: Houvenaghel won silver in Beijing behind Rebecca Romero in the women's individual pursuit track cycling

Looking to go one better: Houvenaghel won silver in Beijing behind Rebecca Romero in the women's individual pursuit track cycling

'It was a fabulous achievement and it would've been great to have been part of that performance.

'But I'm convinced we're going to go much faster in the months leading up to the Olympic Games. There are big things to come.'

Houvenaghel's influence on the team pursuit is impossible to understate.

The Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne, which begin on April 4, will be the fifth occasion the event has been on the programme, with Britain winning three of the previous four titles.

Speed queen: Houvenaghel has put her dentist career on hold

Speed queen: Houvenaghel has put her dentist career on hold

Houvenaghel has been part of all three triumphs and combined with King and Trott to win the world champions' rainbow jerseys in Apeldoorn in 2011.

Houvenaghel is targeting a faster ride in Australia than in London and believes it would provide a major boost in morale, while also denting that of their rivals, if Britain again claim world gold.

'We are aiming for a better performance again in Melbourne,' she said.

'It would certainly give us more confidence than ever before (to win the world title). It might intimidate the opposition to some extent.

'But what happens in London on August 3 and 4 is everyone's focus.'

Indeed, everything is about the Olympics, but Houvenaghel has tentative plans post-Games, after “a few days off”, and is targeting a medal at September's Road World Championships time-trial in Limburg, Holland.

There is the prospect of competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and starting a family, but, while there are numerous future possibilities, they all hinge on one thing.

'A lot of that will depend on how the Olympics goes,' she said.