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Tottenham's Crouch eases World Cup pressure with vital goals

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch believes he has eased some pressure to make England's World Cup squad by netting two vital goals in the 3-1 win over Egypt in an international friendly on Wednesday night.

Crouch netted twice in the second half after he came on at the break, replacing Spurs teammate Jermain Defoe, and says it was important he did well with the World Cup rapidly approaching.

"Anyone who plays for England is going to feel under pressure, certainly in a World Cup year," he told ITV1.

"You can only try to do your best and I did.

"It's up to the manager. All you've got to do when given your chance is try and take it and I've given the manager something to think about tonight."

Andrew Slevison
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