Benteke’s volley seals victory for Crystal Palace against Brighton

0

Stunning goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Christian Benteke saw Crystal Palace steal all three points at the Amex Stadium, beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 despite having just two touches in the Brighton box.

The hosts controlled the first-half without creating much in the way of clear-cut chances with all of their possession, and it came as a bit of a shock when Palace took their lead with their first significant attempt of the game after 28 minutes.

READ ALSO:   Police arrest two officers involved in a viral dehumanizing video

Jordan Ayew’s cross was slightly behind Mateta, but the on-loan striker produced a brilliant flicked back-heel finish through the legs of both the covering defender and goalkeeper, opening his account for Palace in spectacular fashion.

Brighton upped the pace after the break and drew level through Joel Veltman’s clinical close-range shot. But, despite the home side continuing to dominate as the chances flowed with increasing regularity throughout the second half, it was Palace who won it deep into stoppage time.

READ ALSO:   Suarez leads Uruguay to victory over Saudi Arabia

The visitors had barely got into Brighton’s half for the final 20 minutes, but, just as the clock ticked over to 95, Andros Townsend carried the ball down the left and crossed deep for Benteke, who volleyed home a wonderful first-time shot at the back post for the unlikeliest of wins.

READ ALSO:   Breaking: RB Leipzig beat Atletico Madrid to reach semi-final

Disclaimer: infonte9ja.com shall not be liable to Opinions, Articles or Features that doesn't emanate from any of its staff and management. We also wish to reiterate that such personal or sponsored opinion, article or feature does not reflect the views of the publishers of infonet9ja.com, but the writer's
For publication of your news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials, please send to infonetnews9ja@gmail.com | For Advert and other info, you can call 09061217047 or send a WhatsApp Message to 09061217047

The result sees Palace move up to 13th on 32 points and ends Brighton’s six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, with Graham Potter’s side still just four points clear of the drop zone.


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.