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Crystal Palace fans react to Christian Benteke scoring against Tottenham Hotspur

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A section of Crystal Palace fans on Twitter reacted to Christian Benteke’s display during last night’s 4-1 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Eagles trailed midway through the first half as Gareth Bale scored for Spurs, but they made it 1-1 against the run of play before the break.

Luka Milivojevic was offered space and time on the left wing, and he delivered a delicious cross between two defenders for Christian Benteke to score with a powerful header.

The south London outfit could not hold onto the advantage as they conceded three more goals following the interval, but there were some positives from the derby.

Benteke netted his second goal from four appearances for the Eagles, which poses the question of whether the club may extend his contract beyond June.

He is reportedly on £120,000-per-week and may need to take a pay-cut on his salary to sign a new long-term deal with Roy Hodgson’s side.

Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha was lively on his return to the playing field after a month out with a hamstring injury and played the entire second half.

Here are some reactions from the club’s faithful after Benteke’s fifth goal of the campaign.

https://twitter.com/CPFC_Puffin/status/1368666107486289925

As things stand, Benteke will become a free agent when the season concludes, and several Premier League sides may be interested in signing him.

The 30-year-old is no longer at the prime of his career but has shown in recent weeks that he can score quality goals when offered service in the box.

It is unclear whether he will accept a pay-cut to sign a renewal, given he could command a significant signing-on fee by joining a new club this summer.

In other news, Palace are interested in signing this 27-year-old midfielder on a free transfer this summer.

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