Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

The Guardian

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Goals change games and sometimes leave you questioning your sanity, too. As the clock ticked past 94 minutes there was only one way to frame Crystal Palace’s performance. They had conjured up two shots to Brighton’s 25 and, at that point, taken a single touch in their penalty area.

It had been a joyless offering, illuminated briefly and unexpectedly by a sweet piece of improvisation by Jean-Philippe Mateta before the half-hour.

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