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“What a reaction to going down to 10 men” – Liverpool fans react to last gasp win at Crystal Palace

A late penalty from Christian Benteke secured Liverpool an unlikely 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace after going down to 10 men after James Milner‘s dismissal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the winning second goal against Crystal Palace from a penalty kick with team-mate Emre Can during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Premier League – Selhurst Park – Sunday 6th February 2016

Goals: Ledley 48′; Firmino 72′, Benteke (pen) 90+6′

Benteke’s controversial last-minute spot-kick gave the Reds their first league win away to Palace since 1997, after a dominant display from a physical Eagles outfit.

Joe Ledley opened the scoring early into second half, before Alex McCarthy’s horrific error gave Roberto Firmino the chance to equalise.

Felled in the box by Damien Delaney in the closing stages, Benteke dusted himself off and sent a composed penalty beyond McCarthy to send the travelling Kop into raptures.

Here’s how supporters saw Sunday’s win at Selhurst Park.

“Performance of champions. If we can take this forward we are going to finish well up the table.”
theres always tommorrow on the forums.

“Strange days and even weirder match. Didn’t do anything to earn a win over the course of the match, but played well enough to earn a goal after going down to 10 men. Let’s hope very little of this performance carries into Thursday, aside from the determination to get a winner.”
Gegen Pretzel on the forums.

“I really hope that Benteke now has the confidence that a striker needs, I think we cannot imagine the load he carries on his shoulders: being that expensive, and not delivering, and getting stick…”
StanSB on the forums.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates his side's injury time 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace with match-winning goal-scorer Christian Benteke during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Europa qualification is still alive! Come on lads!”
KraznyIvan on the forums.

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