Manchester City eventually cruised to another easy three points on Sunday at Crystal Palace’s expense despite Luka Milivojevic’s clever, late free-kick setting up a tense last ten minutes.
Of few positives to be taken from a Palace point of view, the performance of Christian Benteke was, surprisingly, one.
The big Belgian has come under fire this season for his ineptitude in front of goal but did his utmost to hold up play and make things happen for the Eagles, including an acrobatic attempt at goal that wasn’t quite struck cleanly enough to trouble Ederson.
It’s possible that the former Aston Villa man’s Selhurst Park nightmare could be brought to a premature end this summer and in light of a solid showing up front, some Palace fans have taken to Twitter to debate the 28-year-old’s future in red and blue.
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You can find the best of the reaction below, with some still hopeful that he can resurrect his sensational form of the 2016/17 season…
Am I allowed to say that Benteke probably doesn’t have a future with us but was good yesterday in very difficult circumstances?
Things don’t ALWAYS have to be black and white do they?
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) April 15, 2019
I think, or rather hope, he has a massive future for us. He showed yesterday just how much we missed him. Between now and the end of the season he and Wilf will combine to absolutely wreck someone.
— Bruce Millington (@brucemillington) April 15, 2019
In form or out of form when you play to his strengths he’s class, I can’t help but feel for him without the goals and ultimately as a striker we need him to score.
— Danny Priestley (@priestley93) April 15, 2019
He has been missing for over 2 years time to get some money back on him and save on the wages.
— The Smitmeister (@Liam229Smith) April 15, 2019
3 goals in 2 seasons… he’s not good enough. We desperately need someone better #cpfc
— Jonny Haylock (@Obijonnkenobi) April 15, 2019
There’s plenty of times he’s pointing where he wants the ball and we just don’t deliver it quickly enough. Get a few of those balls in and then we judge him. We don’t play to his strengths at the moment
— Gareth Davies (@GarethWynDavies) April 15, 2019
Us I think he put in s great shift yesterday but had no support along side him when he was winning the headers
— John Moore (@Jrmoore007) April 15, 2019