Benteke scores dramatic winner vs dominant Brighton

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Christian Benteke scored a late winner for Crystal Palace in Brighton. Graham Potter will not be able to explain this.

While there is only one statistic that really matters in football, take a look at the numbers (via the BBC) of today’s clash between Brighton and Crystal Palace and tell us who you think won the game.

Possession: 75% versus 25%
Recordings: 25 vs 3
Corners: 23 vs 0

Notably, it was team number two, Crystal Palace, who only scored two goals in the Brighton penalty area in today’s game and somehow managed to score with both.

Palace, who opened the scoring before being pegged back, was hit the ropes for the entire second half. With practically the only attack of that time, Christian Benteke shot home with a great volley in the 95th minute to ensure that all three points went home with the visitors.

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It defies belief and Graham Potter will scratch his head for days trying to find out how on earth his side threw this one way. But while it is devastation for Brighton, it is a pandemonium for Palace, ten points from the relegation zone thanks to this goal by Christian Benteke …

Impressive?

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– Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 22, 2021

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