Stoke's Peter Crouch scores his 100th Premier League goal vs. Everton

Peter Crouch became the oldest player to reach 100 goals in the Premier League era when he put Stoke City in front against Everton on Wednesday evening.

Crouch, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Monday, has enjoyed a renaissance in the Stoke team over the past month and displaced Wilfried Bony -- signed on loan from Manchester City in the summer -- in the starting line-up even before the Ivorian left for the African Nations Cup.

He celebrated his landmark goal by bringing out his infamous robot celebration, which he originally performed after scoring for England in a World Cup warm-up match against Jamaica at Old Trafford in 2006.

Crouch, who also played in the Premier League for Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur, becomes the 26th player to reach 100 goals.

The former England international has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances to notch his ton after being a bit-part player in the first four months of the season.

Crouch's deal was up in the summer but his fine form earned him a new one-year deal three weeks ago.