One of the striker’s more memorable goals for the club came in their famous 10-man victory over Manchester City, with Beattie’s first-half header being enough for the then-second-bottom Potters to claim all three points against the Citizens.
In honour of their former striker’s 42nd birthday, the club posted footage of his header against Manchester City on Twitter, causing Stoke fans to recall their Premier League days that must feel a very distant memory at present, with the club just one point above the Championship drop-zone.
Happy birthday @1jamesbeattie!
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 27, 2020
I’ve been watching Stoke since 1974. That was one of my favourite ever games with an unbelievable atmosphere.
— peter sutton (@greenhoff) February 27, 2020
I remember Pulis saying that the crowd were marking Wright-Phillips in the second half! Glorious.
— Sam Hill (@SamofStoke) February 27, 2020
One of my favourite prem moments!
— Steven Dalgarno (@stevedalgarno1) February 27, 2020
Won’t see much better headers in your life time. Absolute class! Take a bow beats ????
— Richard Carr (@Richscfc2020) February 27, 2020
Walking in a Beattie wonderland?
— Scott (@StokieScott_) February 27, 2020
These days ?
— beth1234 (@bethjayne1234) February 27, 2020
What do we think?
After a stellar career in which Beattie scored 138 goals in 477 appearances, the 42-year old is currently Garry Monk’s assistant manager at Birmingham City, having previously had spells in the same role at Leeds and Swansea, also under Monk.