Benteke gives the victory to Crystal Palace in discount

The Belgian player scored the winning goal in the 95th minute. Before that, Mateta put the visitors ahead and Veltman tied the game for Brighton.


A goal in extra time by Belgian Christian Benteke allowed Crystal Palace to take a new step towards salvation, after winning 1-2 on Monday on their visit to Brighton, in a match that left the spectacular goal to remember Heeled by French Jean-Philippe Mateta.

The play could not go better for Roy Hodgson, the veteran coach of the "eagles", who revolutionized the Crystal Palace eleven with the introduction of up to five changes in relation to the team that fell last week by a clear 0-3 against the Burnley.

Among them the French striker Jean-Phillipe Mateta, who joined the London team at the end of last December on loan from the German Mainz.

A stocky 23-year-old striker, who was expected to work and physical display, but who this Monday showed that he also treasures a remarkable quality with the magnified so much that he scored against Brighton.

Mateta, after letting the ball pass slightly, turned his body around to culminate with a spectacular heel shot from Jordan Ayew from the right wing.

A sensational goal that left the dominance of Brighton to nothing, which despite monopolizing ball possession in the first half, was unable to generate any clear chance in the first forty-five minutes.

The picture changed completely in the second half, in which it took Brighton just ten minutes to equalize the contest through the Dutchman Joel Veltam, who signed at 55 at 1-1 after taking advantage of a dead ball in the area.

That much seemed to give wings to the local team, that six minutes later they had an excellent opportunity to turn the scoreboard, in a play in which the Spanish goalkeeper of Crystal Palace, Vicente Guaita avoided Brighton's goal up to three times.

Brighton could not pay more for that lack of effectiveness, as they saw Crystal Palace, in their only shot on goal after Mateta's goal, took the victory (1-2) with a goal from Belgian Christian Benteke in the 95.

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