Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Christian Benteke's antics against Palace

Villa supporters took to social media after the Liverpool striker's winner - and perceived 'dive' - against Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa fans had plenty to say on Twitter after Christian Benteke proved his worth as a substitute for Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Crystal Palace led the Reds 1-0 but, after James Milner's sending off, Liverpool came back at the Eagles with renewed vigour.

Roberto Firmino's equaliser was followed by Christian Benteke winning a penalty and duly slotting it home to give Liverpool all three points at Selhurst Park.

And Villa supporters were delighted for the Belgian. A couple accused him of diving, however...

Crystal Palace and some Aston Villa fans seemed incensed that Benteke went down dramatically, although post-match analysis and slow-motion replays proved that, firstly, there was contact and, secondly, a needless challenge where the defender recklessly goes to ground will always result in a penalty.

Apart from those who criticised the Liverpool striker on Sunday, plenty of Aston Villa fans lauded Benteke for his contribution against Crystal Palace...

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