Jerome eases drought at goal-shy Stoke

Peter Crouch, no doubt hopeful that Roy Hodgson’s appointment as England manager will revive his prospects of making the cut for Euro 2012, marked the new era by finding the net last night. Unhappily for Stoke, it was an unwitting own goal, but the win that Everton needed to move five points clear of last night’s losers Liverpool in seventh place was transformed into a draw by a fine goal from Cameron Jerome.