Crouch rejects handball claim
Stoke striker Peter Crouch denied handling the ball in the build-up to the first goal which helped end Tottenham's winning run.
Last Updated: 11/12/11 10:46pm
Stoke striker Peter Crouch denied handling the ball in the build-up to the first goal which helped end former club Tottenham's winning run.
The forward, who left White Hart Lane for the Britannia Stadium on summer transfer deadline day, delivered a man of the match performance as the Potters picked up a 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon.
But the game was not without controversy and Crouch's alleged handball before he set up Matthew Etherington for the winger's first of two goals was just one of many talking points.
Crouch, though, told Sky Sports HD1 after the match: "I didn't think [the ball hit me on the arm], but it was totally unintentional if it did.
"It was a massive result and every three points in the Premier League is big for us against a team that's on absolute fire.
"It was a great performance from us and we showed what we're all about
"Obviously they're going to come at you. They are a top class side and we were under the cosh, everyone was working as hard as they could and they weren't going to take that result away from us.
"I've got a lot a lot friends [at Tottenham] and I wish them all the best, but obviously it's nice for me to get a result against my old club."