As Crystal Palace took on Newcastle United at Selhurst Park today, many Eagles supporters were left blown away by the performance of striker Christian Benteke.
Patrick Vieira’s side, looking to gain some momentum after a fairly inconsistent start to the season, met the Magpies in London this afternoon in what was a fairly entertaining encounter.
The travelling side, fresh off their headline-grabbing takeover, were given a run for their money by Palace who constantly threatened and provided real problems.
One major vocal point of the attack was Benteke, and despite missing some big chances across the 90 minutes, hitting the woodwork twice, his goal summed up just how threatening he actually was.
According to SofaScore, the Belgian had six shots on goal in total and won the vast majority of his duels up against Newcastle – prompting supporters to praise Benteke on social media, who was unlucky to have a second strike ruled out by VAR too.
Find all of their best verdicts down below.
Palace fans blown away by Benteke…
“This is one of the best Benteke performances I can remember. He’s been excellent”
“Forget the goal, Benteke has been absurdly good in hold-up today”
“If you cross the ball, Benteke becomes almost unplayable.”
“Benteke has much more confidence under Vieira”
“I can’t believe my eyes benteke back in form??”
“wow our own benteke”
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