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Klopp Praises Under-Fire Liverpool Defense

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Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the criticism aimed at Liverpool's defensive unit has been unjustified after seeing his side keep a clean sheet against Crystal Palace.

The Reds' title aspirations were called into question on the opening weekend of the season after conceding sloppy goals in their 3-3 draw with Watford, as familiar frailties came to the fore at Vicarage Road.

Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke Drops ‘Anichebe-esque’ Twitter Ricket After Consigning Hull City To Relegation (Photo)

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"Steady on lads, I'm trying to Tweet here..."

Christian Benteke became the latest footballer to fall foul of the ever-present pre-written Tweet threat after scoring in Crystal Palace's 4-0 drubbing of Hull City yesterday.

After sending the Tigers packing back to the second tier, Benteke took to social media to fart out the standard post-win banalities, though crucially forgot to fully disguise the fact that somebody else is doing all his talking for him.

Tigers Tamed: Hull Relegated After 4-0 Mauling At Selhurst Park (Video)

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After just one season back in the top-flight, Hull City were relegated on Sunday courtesy of an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.

After seeing Swansea beat Sunderland on Saturday, the Tigers needed to beat Palace, themselves still in danger of the drop, in order to keep their survival hopes alive.

Dismal Hull City condemned to Premier League relegation

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London (AFP) – Hull City crashed out of the Premier League on Sunday as Crystal Palace secured their own survival with a 4-0 thrashing of their relegation rivals at Selhurst Park.

Marco Silva’s side knew only a victory would give them a realistic chance of staying up, but goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt consigned them to the drop.

Crystal Palace Include Mamadou Sakho On ‘Player Of The Season’ Shortlist Despite Him Only Making Eight Appearances

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Crystal Palace have included Mamadou Sakho on the shortlist for their Player of the Season award despite him having only made a handful of appearances for the club.

Since joining Palace on loan from Liverpool in January, Sakho has made just eight appearances a tally that doesn't look like increasing anytime soon thanks to a nasty ankle ligament injurysuffered against Tottenham at the end of April.

Christian Benteke, Anthony Martial, Tom Carroll… Names of the Premier League, week 34

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Eriksen stunner fires Spurs, Huth helps Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen netted a superb 30-yard goal to down Crystal Palace 1-0 on Wednesday and keep Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League title hopes alive.

Leaders Chelsea, who beat Tottenham 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, went seven points clear by beating Southampton on Tuesday, but Spurs’ win trimmed the gap back to four points.

We will fight to the last, vows Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side will not let the Champions League ‘slip through their fingers’ again without a fight despite a potentially costly 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke scored twice for Palace to leave Liverpool in third but just two points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City and three ahead of Manchester United in fifth.

We will fight to the last, vows Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side will not let the Champions League ‘slip through their fingers’ again without a fight despite a potentially costly 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke scored twice for Palace to leave Liverpool in third but just two points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City and three ahead of Manchester United in fifth.

Five things we learned in the English Premier League

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London (AFP) – Five things we learned from the English Premier League this weekend:

Liverpool’s Achilles heel exposed again

Jurgen Klopp has failed to cure the Liverpool conundrum - they go walkabout when playing the teams from the lower reaches. Looking in control of Crystal Palace they allowed their lead to slip and woeful defending at a corner for the second saw old boy Christian Benteke head home to record a double.

Five things we learned in the English Premier League

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London (AFP) – Five things we learned from the English Premier League this weekend:

Liverpool’s Achilles heel exposed again

Jurgen Klopp has failed to cure the Liverpool conundrum - they go walkabout when playing the teams from the lower reaches. Looking in control of Crystal Palace they allowed their lead to slip and woeful defending at a corner for the second saw old boy Christian Benteke head home to record a double.

Crystal Palace’s Benteke comes back to haunt Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke stunned his former club with both Crystal Palace goals in a 2-1 win at Anfield on Sunday denting the home side’s top-four Premier League ambitions.

Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace’s survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant opener for the Reds and turn the game on its head.

Crystal Palace’s Benteke comes back to haunt Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke stunned his former club with both Crystal Palace goals in a 2-1 win at Anfield on Sunday denting the home side’s top-four Premier League ambitions.

Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace’s survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant opener for the Reds and turn the game on its head.

Diego Costa, Christian Benteke, Ryan Fraser…Names of the Premier League, week 14

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Diego Costa, Christian Benteke, Ryan Fraser…Names of the Premier League, week 14

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Benteke double ends Palace misery

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London (AFP) A double from Belgian international striker Christian Benteke inspired Crystal Palace to a 3-0 win over Southampton and saved manager Alan Pardew's job in ending a six match Premier League losing streak on Saturday.

Benteke's brace taking his tally to seven this season and a goal from James Tompkins gave the hosts a deserved victory against a poor Southampton side, who ended the week with the club embroiled in the sex abuse scandal dating back to the 1970s.

Benteke double ends Palace misery

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London (AFP) A double from Belgian international striker Christian Benteke inspired Crystal Palace to a 3-0 win over Southampton and saved manager Alan Pardew's job in ending a six match Premier League losing streak on Saturday.

Benteke's brace taking his tally to seven this season and a goal from James Tompkins gave the hosts a deserved victory against a poor Southampton side, who ended the week with the club embroiled in the sex abuse scandal dating back to the 1970s.

Llorente late double cheers Swans as Palace choke

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored twice in injury-time Saturday to give Swansea a thrilling 5-4 win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and drag the Welsh club off the foot of the Premier League.

The astonishing finale left Palace bemoaning a sixth straight loss which has sucked them to the brink of the drop zone.

Llorente late double cheers Swans as Palace choke

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored twice in injury-time Saturday to give Swansea a thrilling 5-4 win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and drag the Welsh club off the foot of the Premier League.

The astonishing finale left Palace bemoaning a sixth straight loss which has sucked them to the brink of the drop zone.

Crystal Palace: Selhurst Park Ballboy Hurries Up West Ham ‘Keeper Adrian As Eagles Lose London Derby (Video)

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Crystal Palace lost their fifth home top-flight London derby in a row on Saturday, with the Eagles going down 1-0 to West Ham in a game which saw Christian Benteke balloon a penalty high, wide and not very handsome.

As the final whistle loomed, the frustration around Selhurst Park grew, with one of the ballboys even taking things into his own hands as the Hammers tried to slow the game down.

West Ham on the up with Crystal Palace coup

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London (AFP) West Ham United climbed out of the relegation zone with just their second Premier League win of the season after Manuel Lanzini's goal secured a 1-0 victory away to London rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Hammers hung on to all three points despite playing the final 15 minutes a man down after Aaron Cresswell was sent off to record their first win since August.

Alan Shearer In Stark Criticism Of Rivals

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Alan Shearer reported yesterday on Sunderland being 2-0 up after an hour in their home game with Crystal Palace yet they couldn't hang onto their lead and a goal deep into injury time from Christian Benteke led to their 5th defeat in the first six games. After such a disastrous start this season confidence cannot [.

Benteke seals Palace comeback at Sunderland

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Christian Benteke's stoppage time header earned Crystal Palace a stirring 3-2 comeback win at hapless Sunderland on Saturday.

The Black Cats appeared set for their first win of the Premier League season after a double from Jermain Defoe.

But goals inside the last half an hour from Joe Ledley and James McArthur put Palace back level before Benteke popped up to steal the show and earn Palace a third successive league success.

Benteke seals Palace comeback at Sunderland

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Christian Benteke's stoppage time header earned Crystal Palace a stirring 3-2 comeback win at hapless Sunderland on Saturday.

The Black Cats appeared set for their first win of the Premier League season after a double from Jermain Defoe.

But goals inside the last half an hour from Joe Ledley and James McArthur put Palace back level before Benteke popped up to steal the show and earn Palace a third successive league success.

Diego Costa, Benteke, Iheanacho… Who to pick for your Fantasy Premier League team in coming weeks

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Judging By His Twitter Bio, Christian Benteke Doesn’t Seem Entirely Sure Which Team He’s Just Signed For (Photo)

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Amid the hurly-burly of his £27million move to Crystal Palace, it would appear that Christian Benteke has lost track of quite where he is.

That's if the striker'sfreshly updated Twitter bio is anything to go by anyway...

Crystal Palace. Crystal. Palace. It's right there for crying out loud.

Official: Crystal Palace Complete £27m Deal To Rescue Christian Benteke From Liverpool Doledrums (Photo)

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In desperate, desperate need of a striker, Crystal Palace have gone out and bagged themselves a rather good one after completing a deal to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool.

The burly Belgian has signed a four-year contract with Palace after completing his medical this very morning.

Paul Pogba, John Stones and the top 10 biggest Premier League transfers this summer… and 5 that could still happen

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Chelsea Defeat Breathes Life Into Title Race

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Antonio Conte admitted the Premier League title race was interesting again after his Chelsea side were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's 13-game winning run at home came to a shuddering halt as Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke scored two goals in quick succession after Cesc Fabregas had opened the scoring.

4 players who could move before the transfer window ends

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Christian Benteke – Liverpool to Crystal Palace

Jürgen Klopp is of the firm belief that Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings would be enough for Liverpool this season and Christian Benteke, signed by previous manager Brendan Rodgers for £32.5, will be sold before the end of the window.

Liverpool FC — Four players who could be sold after Joe Allen

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Liverpool have been very busy in this transfer window. Along with signing as many as seven players, the Reds are also rapidly getting rid of players. Jurgen Klopp is very keen on trimming the squad and we can expect further departures after Joe Allen, for whom a fee of £13m was accepted from Stoke City.

Premier League 2015-16 — the five best goals

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London (AFP) Following the conclusion of the 2015-16 Premier League season, AFP Sport selects the five most memorable goals from the campaign:

Christian Benteke (Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool)

Belgium striker Benteke endured a dismal debut season at Liverpool following his 32.5 million pounds ($46.

Premier League 2015-16 — the five best goals

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London (AFP) Following the conclusion of the 2015-16 Premier League season, AFP Sport selects the five most memorable goals from the campaign:

Christian Benteke (Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool)

Belgium striker Benteke endured a dismal debut season at Liverpool following his 32.5 million pounds ($46.

Calm down! Klopp urges patience from Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was thrilled with his side's late equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Anfield, but bemoaned his players' lack of patience.

Eden Hazard's fine finish for Chelsea in Wednesday's Premier League game left Liverpool staring at a first home reverse since the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on January 17.

Calm down! Klopp urges patience from Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was thrilled with his side's late equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Anfield, but bemoaned his players' lack of patience.

Eden Hazard's fine finish for Chelsea in Wednesday's Premier League game left Liverpool staring at a first home reverse since the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on January 17.

Hazard hits stunner, but Liverpool snatch point

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Liverpool (AFP) An injury-time Christian Benteke goal earned Liverpool a point against unlucky Chelsea in a hard-working 1-1 draw at Anfield on Wednesday.

Eden Hazard's first-half opener was a thrilling finish worthy of winning any contest and it looked like it would be enough until Benteke nodded in Sheyi Ojo's cross late on as Liverpool's unbeaten record at home was extended to 13 matches.

The Rest

Tuesday Kickoff: Sanchez, Chinese Super League, Benteke and more

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An Arsenal star has admitted to tax fraud but hopes to avoid trial, while a Chinese Super League owner revealed prior pushes for some of the game's top strikers.

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly pleaded guilty todefrauding Spanish tax authorities of almost €1 million during his time with Barcelona.

Some Soccer News for Oct 11, 2016

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It's Day 285 of 2016.


It took Belgium 8.1 seconds from kickoff to score against Gibraltar in UEFA World Cup qualifying. Christian Benteke got the goal. Belgium won 0-6.
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USA Mens National Team friendly:
-Tue Oct 11
USA v New Zealand - RFK Stadium, Washington DC - 7:00pm CT on on ESPN + UniMas

Here is the Roster for the Cuba game:
  • G: David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes, Bill Hamid - DC United, William Yarbrough - Leon
  • D: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Steve Birnbaum - DC United, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Parker - Vancouver Whitecaps, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle
  • M: Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Perry Kitchen - Heart Of Midlothian, Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls, Danny Williams - Reading
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Terrence Boyd - RB Leipzig, Julian Green - Bayern Munich, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders

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A preview of tonight's game.

Pogba fires France as Belgium, Portugal run riot in World Cup qualifying

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Amsterdam (AFP) A searing first-half strike from Paul Pogba handed France a 1-0 win in the Netherlands as Belgium and Portugal clocked up 6-0 wins and Christian Benteke grabbed a slice of World Cup qualifying history.

Criticised by coach Didier Deschamps for his performance in Friday's 4-1 win over Bulgaria in Paris, the world's most expensive footballer emphatically replied with a towering display for Les Bleus in Amsterdam in the most eye-catching fixture on Monday.

Benteke Hints Of A Move Away From Anfield

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Christian Benteke says he wants to stay at Liverpool but admits he may have to look elsewhere if he's not in manager Jurgen Klopp's future plans.

Benteke joined Liverpool from Aston Villa for £32.5 million last summer, signing a five-year deal, but has struggled to make an impact at the Anfield.