Big striker back in the England starting line-up
Which player has scored the most goals for England since 1 January 2009? Wayne Rooney? Jermain Defoe? Frank Lampard?
No. England’s top goalscorer in the last eighteen months is lanky Spurs frontman, Peter Crouch.
As the World Cup approaches, it seems that Fabio Capello is prepared to consider alternatives to Emile Heskey in England’s attack. Heskey’s lack of match time for Aston Villa might well cost him his England place, and we can’t forget the statistic that the Villa frontman has only netted 7 times in 57 England appearances.
Crouch’s seven goals under Capello have taken his tally to an impressive 21 in just 38 international appearances, and it is possible that the 29 year old has done enough to stake a claim for a starting berth against the USA on 12th June. He featured in all England’s games in Germany in 2006, and after scoring another goal in England’s warm-up match against Mexico, Crouch is now just 66/1 to win the Golden Shoe in South Africa.