October 19, 2021 Latest Football News

Benteke brace saves Crystal Palace against Bolton

Two goals from Christian Benteke was needed to save Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce from suffering defeat against his former club Bolton wanderers in their FA Cup third round replay.

The League one team inadvertently took the lead when winger James Henry, who missed a number of chances in the first game, had looped over Julian Speroni in the second half to put the visiting team ahead.

With a quick exit threatening last season’s finalist, Allardyce quickly brought on Benteke, and the Belgian equalized not five minutes after coming on from the bench by heading in Mathieu Flamini’s cross.

Less than 10 minutes later, the former Liverpool player doubled the score for Palace, giving the Eagles the advantage. Collecting Andros Townsend’s cross with his back to goal, the striker spun and fired home the winner past the Bolton defense, scoring his 10th goal of the season.

The game then finished at the 2-1 score, with the Trotters having little to show for in attack — aside from a poke by Zach Clough that went just wide of the post.

This was Allardyce’s sixth game in charge of Palace after being appointed as manager, but also his first win. His attention would be needed this weekend in the Premier League as Palace stays just a place above the relegation zone.

Everton, whom they will play against this weekend, defeated Manchester City by 4-0 last weekend. The Manchester club are also Palace’s adversaries in the next round of the FA Cup.

“It is nice to get through and of course when Manchester City come in a couple of weeks it will be nice to play that game, but it is all about Everton in the league now,” he said after the match. “Wins grow confidence, there is no doubt about that. How much confidence we get from this will show on Saturday.”

in My Blog
Banner
Related Posts

Ryan Mason to retire footballing career following head injury

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

Ryan Mason will retire from football on medical advice following the head injury he suffered during Hull City’s Premier League...

Alaves stuns Celta Vigo to make Copa del Rey final debut

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Deportivo Alaves reached the Copa del Rey final for the first time in their 96-year history after a surprise 1-0...

Buffon hits out at critics as veteran returns to international squad

January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

Gianluigi Buffon has hit out at his critics as he arrived in England to add to his 175 record cap...

Origen drops FORG1VEN due to ‘motivation’ issues

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

AD carry Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou-Napoleon has already been removed from Team Origen’s starting roster barely a week after playing into...

Romanian players change squad numbers for math problems

January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

Romanian players have swapped their normal squad numbers for maths problems in an effort to help promote the importance education...

TSM suffers shock loss as Immortals progress through NA:LCS

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

They are the two leading teams of the North American League Championship tables, but Team SoloMid and the Immortals could...

Peyton Manning retires, ends illustrious career at 39

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

After 18 years of NFL, five MVP awards and a second Super Bowl trophy with the Broncos, Peyton Manning will...

League of Legends tops digital sales, rakes in $1.6 million

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

According to a digital games report by market research firm SuperData Research, MOBA game League of Legends had the highest sales record...

Pochettino will not manage Barca thanks to Espanyol roots

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has asserted that his roots and allegiance to Espanyol will prevent him from taking the manager...

Sergio Ramos sets sight on double after Copa del Rey defeat

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insisted that his club will continue to aim for major trophies this season. The Real...

Man City: Sergio Aguero ‘out for a month’ after surgery

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is expected to be out of action for a month after undergoing a keyhole surgery...

Tottenham 0 : 0 Liverpool

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Inspired Liverpool Holds Tottenham to Goalless Draw Jürgen Klopp’s impact injects self-belief and endeavour into Liverpool Liverpool became the first...

G2 Esports replaces Cloud9 in the IEM World Championship.

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

G2 Esports will be the last show for the team participating in the IEM World Championship 2017 in Katowice later...

Arsene Wenger praises ‘nice’ gesture from Manchester United

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger thanked Manchester United for his warm reception, joking before his team’s 2-1 defeat that he was...

Australian Open: Mischa Zverev ousts Andy Murray in 4th round

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Mischa Zverev, ranked 50th in tennis men’s World rankings, has ousted World No.1 Andy Murray in a surprising win at...