Berahino, 24, neglected a penalty and his alternative, veteran striker Crouch, 36, scored the winner.
It was once the previous West Brom striker’s fourth consecutive penalty pass over and he has now long gone 32 suits since his remaining objective, on February 27, 2016 – 583 days in the past.
Crouch went 18 video games with out netting after signing for Liverpool in July 2005, so he has some sympathy with Berahino’s plight.
“I actually remember grabbing the ball off Steven Gerrard to take a penalty against Portsmouth and missing it,” stated Crouch. “When I first signed for Liverpool, I used to be doing what the chief [Rafa Benitez] requested – he sought after me a little bit extra withdrawn.
“But I used to be used to enjoying proper up there because the remaining guy and getting at the finish of items. So I began getting within the field extra. It’s no longer rocket science – the extra instances you get within the field, the extra alternatives you will have.
“Saido’s a field participant and can rating targets. He’s just right sufficient to paintings issues out and I’m certain he’ll get started scoring.”
Mame Diouf glanced Stoke forward from Xherdan Shaqiri’s nook within the 40th minute earlier than Berahino’s spot-kick pass over 3 mins later.
Maya Yoshida volleyed the equaliser within the 75th minute, earlier than Crouch, who had changed Berahino 5 mins previous, tapped house from Maxim Choupo-Moting’s falling shot.
Berahino will proceed preventing to rating – after wrestling Shaqiri out of the way in which to take the penalty after he were fouled through Virgil van Dijk.
“Shaqiri wanted to kill me – I had to fight him to take it!” stated Berahino.
“I used to be fouled so he allowed me to take it. Of direction I’d take every other one however I don’t need to be grasping.