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Christian Benteke | Forward

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 183

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Aston Villa took the initial lead but a straight red card given to Christian Benteke turned the tide as Tottenham would score twice late on to hand the Lions a bitter 1-2 loss.
It was a tale of two matches with a confrontation between Benteke and Spurs' Ryan Mason acting as the turning point. For the first hour, it was all Villa, with a nicely executed counterattack resulting in the opening goal a quarter hour in. Charles N'Zogbia sent a low cross into the path of Andreas Weimann and the Austrian slid his body to meet it and beat Hugo Lloris. Benteke, who had been quiet since returning from injury, looked as strong and sharp as ever, but a moment of mental weakness ended his day when raised his hand to the face of Mason. Villa had not scored a league goal since September 13th and there was reason to think they were close to turning things around but the loss and subsequent loss of Benteke for the next three matches has them in serious trouble. Nov 2 - 1:10 PM
Source: NBC Sports