Benteke ends 14-game goal drought

Adjust Comment Print

Former Crystal Palace and Arsenal striker, and now TV pundit Ian Wright has stated that he believes Eagles frontman Christian Benteke will score regularly as long as his teammates play to his strengths.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with Christian Benteke (left) during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako also netted while the Foxes had Wilfred Ndidi sent off after collecting two yellow cards.

"That has always been a bit surprising for me as in each of those away games as well as the ones at Brighton and West Brom, the chances were there and we were very close to scoring goals. They played with desire and quality and we didn't deserve a win today", he told Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old Belgian global striker owed his team-mates a goal after controversially missing a last-gasp penalty he should not have taken in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. "The day after (the penalty miss) he came in and held his hand up, he spoke to the players and myself and made the point that he would make it up to team, and that is what he has done", Hodgson said. Our play was too slow against a good team with a strong defensive unit and we needed more quickness and quality in the play. His record at Aston Villa was a goal every two games and it wouldn't surprise me if he matched that here'.

Lions take 13-3 lead into halftime
Irvin was brutally honest about Fox, questioning the first-half game plan limiting quarterback Mitch Trubisky's downfield looks. Jones, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay , Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick , they might have a future on Broadway with the Rockettes.

"We did feel a bit marooned (at the bottom of the table), there was a time when we were looking up at everyone above us and the gap was massive", Hodgson, 70, said.

Defeat ended the Foxes' four-game winning run but boss Claude Puel defended making three changes, including benching Shinji Okazaki after he scored twice in Wednesday's 4-1 win at Southampton. "It was a bad day".

"It was not a good game for us and Crystal Palace deserved this result".

"I think it is always hard and harsh because he is a valuable player for us", Puel added of the incident.

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising.