Crystal Palace fans react to Christian Benteke’s latest blunder

Crystal Palace pulled it out the bag on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Newcastle despite the Magpies having the larger share of chances, although the manner in which the three points were won won’t matter one bit to the Selhurst Park faithful whose team will surely remain in the Premier League for another season as a result.

Luka Milivojevic eventually broke the deadlock with his customary penalty, but it could have been the Eagles’ second had Christian Benteke connected properly with Andros Townsend’s back-post cross minutes earlier.

Bursting down the left, the former Spurs winger curled it towards Benteke, who was in acres of space, although somehow the big Belgian was unable to strike the ball on the volley nor bring it down, instead just sliding it out of play.

Check out the fan cams from Newcastle 0-1 Palace in the video below…

The missed chance was the latest exmple of ‘how-did-you-not-score-that’ from the 28-year-old, who has been a shell of the all-conquering striker he was in 2016/17 and has yet to net in the current campaign.

Will he manage to open his account with five games remaining? It looks unlikely right now.

Here’s what the Palace fans had to say about the number 17’s miss on Twitter…

Article title: Crystal Palace fans react to Christian Benteke’s latest blunder

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