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Crouch Wonder-Goal Helps Liverpool Past Galatasaray
Times Online, September 28th, 2006 4:17PM

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Peter Crouch put in the kind of goalscoring performance last night that coaches dream of. Never mind that Liverpool nearly gave up a three-goal lead and had to endure a nervy last 25 minutes in a crucial Champions League match at home to Galatasaray. The manner in which the Turks almost came back was reminiscent to Liverpool's famous 3-goal come-from-behind win against AC Milan in the Champions League final two seasons ago. But Peter Crouch's performance last night, his first start in four games, was worthy of any world-class striker, scoring two goals of the highest quality. His first came from a fantastic long ball from Daniel Agger, which he hit first time with the inside of his right. His second, Liverpool's third, was even more special: a spectacular overhead volley that came courtesy of some equally spectacular work down the right from Steve Finnan. It was a goal worthy of winning any game, though it looked superfluous at the time. "It was the best goal I have scored for Liverpool," said Crouch, who later admitted that it had been "frustrating" watching from the sidelines. "It was nice to get a goal like that in front of the Kop. I don't get too many of those  they normally go into the stand." Seven minutes after Crouch's second, Galatasaray came storming back, striker Ümit Karan netting two headers in six minutes. The Turks continued to apply pressure and came close to equalizing several times, but the Reds were able to hold on to win 3-2. Liverpool is scoring some fantastic goals, but its defense continues to look suspect here at the beginning of the season. Read the original story...


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