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Video: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool - Benteke penalty secures points for ten-man reds


Alan Pardew criticised Christian Benteke in the belief the striker dived to earn the penalty that secured Liverpool's 10 men a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Benteke went to ground, with the ball going out of play, after minimal contact with Palace's Damien Delaney in the sixth minute of second half stoppage time to earn the penalty from which he calmly scored Liverpool's winning goal.

After referee Andre Marriner hesitated when substitute Benteke fell, linesman Scott Ledger waved for a penalty, and effectively sealed Liverpool's recovery from a goal and a man down to strengthen their pursuit of a top-four finish and extend Palace's winless run to 12 Premier League games.

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