Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace: Fans split over Christian Benteke after victory against Newcastle

Crystal Palace: Fans split over Christian Benteke after victory against Newcastle

Crystal Palace fans have been left divided by the form of Christian Benteke, after the Belgium international spurned two fantastic chances in the 1-0 win over Newcastle.

Saturday’s victory over the Magpies was one of Palace’s best performances of the season, as they smothered their visitors at Selhurst Park and were unlucky not to win by two or three goals. Steve Bruce’s side only had one real chance with Joelinton’s shot from distance, while the Eagles hit the post through Jordan Ayew and created several decent goalscoring opportunities.

Perhaps unfortunately though, those chances fell to the man who just can’t seem to catch a break in front of goal, even despite finding his first strike of the season against Everton. Benteke had three shots in the win but only one was on target, and he also completed just 56.5% of his passes, per Whoscored. Some fans were impressed by his overall play though – he won eight aerial duels and completed three dribbles – leading to a split on social media over whether the £11.7m-rated (Transfermarkt) forward is good enough…

Palace fans, is Benteke doing enough without scoring goals to justify keeping his place? Join the discussion in the comments below!

Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
To Top

Article title: Crystal Palace: Fans split over Christian Benteke after victory against Newcastle

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: