Benteke sends out bittersweet message on Twitter after hitting hat-trick against QPR

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke was in fine form against Queens Park Rangers last night.

Christian Benteke may have scored a hat-trick for Aston Villa in their 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers last night, but he says it was an evening of mixed emotions. 

Benteke was at his very best in the fixture, but even his goalscoring exploits were not able to guide his side to the three points, which was a disappointment.

The Belgian striker had fired Villa into a 2-1 lead before half-time, but QPR hit back and in the end Tim Sherwood's outfit relied on Benteke to hit a last minute equaliser to stop them falling to a crushing defeat. 

It meant that the night was a bittersweet one for Benteke and his comments on social media site Twitter reflected this.

Benteke took his total goals for the season to 11. His hat-trick made him only the 16th player in Premier League history to hit three goals in one match, but not end up on the winning side.

It was an example of just how important the 24-year-old is for Villa and Sherwood will need him to maintain these standards for the rest of the season.

Villa's draw against QPR puts them three points above the drop-zone, but they have played a game more than most of the teams around them. 

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