Stoke City striker Peter Crouch says his wonder goal against Manchester City was the best of his career.

It may have come via route one as Crouch headed on a long clearance from Asmir Begovic, but there was nothing crude about his finish.

Crouch took a return header from Jermaine Pennant by flicking up the ball and he then twisted to fire over Joe Hart from 25 yards.

He said: "I do it every day in training, practise volleying. It is something I have always enjoyed doing since I was a kid.

"When the ball dropped I tried to pop it up and tried the volley technique.

"I do do it a lot in practice - it is not something that just happens - but they don't always fly in like that.

"I think that was probably the best one to be honest."