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Southampton 0-1 Stoke City: Crouch’s unprecedented goal seals deal

Peter Crouch scores the lone goal as Stoke City beat Southampton to end the Premier League season.

  • Crouch header makes history
  • Saints finish 8th
  • Stoke at 13th

Peter Crouch nabbed his 50th Premier League headed goal to help Stoke finish the season with a 1-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

Saints finished the year on a 450-minute plus run without a goal at St. Mary’s.

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Mame Biram Diouf came close with a 56th minute header off a corner kick, but he pushed his offering wide.

Geoff Cameron swept a gorgeous cross from the right that Crouch powered home for his 10th of the season.

Jack Butland made a terrific save following the goal, and then stopped Manolo Gabbiadini on an 80th minute breakaway.

Butland then denied Sofiane Boufal with a left leg stop that showed he’s back in international form, then swatting away Gabbiadini’s attempt off a corner kick.

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