Belgium international striker Benteke scored a late penalty in the Premier League clash at Villa Park this evening.
That goal made it 2-1 to the Villans and proved to be enough for the hosts to pick up all three points.
The victory was Villa’s first under manager Tim Sherwood and their first in 12 games, leading to massive celebrations among the fans at Villa Park.
Villa have now moved out of the bottom three of the Premier League for the time being. The Villans are currently 17th in the standings with 25 points from 28 matches, three points above the relegation zone.
Former England international striker Lineker was following the match, and he made the following post as soon as Benteke successfully converted his spot kick.
There are big goals, then there are huge goals. Benteke's penalty was enormous.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 3, 2015
Big result for villa. Brilliant celebrations at the end. Pressure back on the bottom 3 tomorrow. What a league. #Premier— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) March 3, 2015
It is indeed a big win for Villa, who will now be looking to build on the victory and climb up the Premier League table.
Confidence will have returned to the Villa players, who seem to have stepped up under Sherwood.