Crouch Praises Moses after Newcastle Win

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has lauded on-loan forward Victor Moses for helping improve the ‘Potters” firepower this season.

Nigeria international Moses assisted the former England striker to score the only goal at the Britannia on Monday night, in the win over Newcastle.

Moses dribbled his way through the left flank and, after trading a one-two pass with midfielder Charlie Adam, found Crouch, who towered over Fabricio Coloccini before heading past Tim Krul.

“Victor’s been our main threat so far this year, and he’s going to get quality balls into the box,” he told Sky Sports. “It was a great delivery and I’m pleased with the goal.”

Moses joined Stoke on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer and has quickly found form after four league appearances so far this season.

The ex-Crystal palace forward struggled to get game time in his previous loan spell at Liverpool last season, but is undoubtedly a key member of Stokes squad at the moment.

Victor Moses Tripped in the Box by Yohan Gouffran. Image: Stoke City.
Victor Moses Tripped in the Box by Yohan Gouffran. Image: Stoke City.
“We’re delighted with this three points,” said Moses, who had a good shout for a penalty turned down when bundled over in the box by Yoan Gouffran in the first half.

“It was a crucial game for us and the big man here got the goal, so we’re very pleased.

“I’m surprised I didn’t get a penalty, but the referee didn’t give it – that’s football. Today was a major step up and hopefully we can start winning games as much as possible.”

Next up for Stoke is a trip to Sunderland on Saturday, when Newcastle travel to Swansea.

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