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23rd Apr 2017

There was a pretty extraordinary occurrence during Swansea’s 2-0 victory over Stoke on Saturday

We can't get our heads around it

Darragh Murphy

How? Just tell us how!

It just wasn’t Stoke City’s day on Saturday as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

A goal in either half guaranteed the hosts all three points while Mark Hughes will have known his side’s luck was simply out when Marko Arnautovic missed a penalty literally a minute before Swansea’s Tom Carroll found the net.

But before that drama, there was an incident that proved to everyone in attendance that the Swans were destined to come out on top.

Shortly before half-time, all 5ft 5in of Swansea midfielder Leon Britton took to the air and somehow, someway outleaped the towering Peter Crouch in an aerial duel for the ages.

Crouch stands at 6ft 7in and his battles for high balls are typically rendered no-contests due to his height advantage over literally every centre-half in the Premier League.

But Crouchy failed to properly utilise his 14 inch edge over Britton in the centre of the park this weekend, as described by this hilarious BBC Sport live report.

Crouchy has remained relatively quiet on the subject of being upset in the mismatch but his silence speaks volumes.

And something tells us that Crouch will struggle to live down the day that he was outjumped by one of the shortest players in the league.