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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 December 2005, 15:29 GMT
Crouch credited with Wigan double
Liverpool striker Peter Crouch
Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has been credited with the opening goal in the match against Wigan in December.

The 24-year-old's deflected shot was helped on its way into the net by Latics goalkeeper Mike Pollitt.

Crouch, who had not scored since joining the Reds, celebrated the strike, only for it to be officially credited as a Pollitt own goal.

The England striker went on to score a second with a lob during the first half of Liverpool's 3-0 victory.

"It took a big slice of luck but that is what I have been missing recently - I'm claiming it," Crouch said after the match.

The striker recorded another brace in the Club World Championship against Deportivo Saprissa on Thursday.

The Dubious Goals Panel also credited Zurab Khizanishvili with an own goal for Blackburn against Chelsea in October, taking the strike away from Blues midfielder Joe Cole.

Crouch has previously thanked his own side's supporters for their patience and said: "Everyone around Liverpool has been great with me.

"You cannot doubt yourself when the people around you are believing in you and I believe in myself as well.

"Other clubs may not have been so patient. Fans would have had a go at me but there has been nothing like that from the Liverpool fans."

Liverpool 3-0 Wigan
03 Dec 05 |  Premiership


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