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Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Birthplace:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

December 20, 2014    Christian Benteke News

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Benteke took two shots, with both on goal, and scored in the 18th minute of Aston Villa's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.

Benteke's goal was his second this season, both of which coming in the last four games. He continues to be an elite-skilled striker, and given his little usage this season after returning from an Achilles injury and then a three-match red-card ban, he could be heavily used during the holiday condensed schedule.

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Christian Benteke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 14, 2014

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Benteke only managed to take two shots during Saturday's 1-0 loss to West Brom.

Benteke is a potent scorer but he was stifled by the defensive efforts of West Brom on Saturday. He'll look to rebound against Manchester United next Saturday which has given up 17 goals over 16 Premier League matches this season.

December 7, 2014

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Benteke took six shots against Leicester City on Sunday, although he didn't connect with the two attempts that were actually on goal.

Despite the unsuccessful attempts from Benteke on Sunday, Villa still came away with a 2-1 victory over Leicester with goals from Ciaran Clark and Alan Hutton. However, Benteke is still the best goal-scoring option for Villa when they face West Brom on Saturday, a team that is allowing their opponents to score 1.33 goals per match.

December 2, 2014

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Benteke is available to play Tuesday against Crystal Palace after serving a three-game suspension for picking up a red card Nov. 2 against Spurs.

Benteke was making only his second appearance of the season before the red card for an altercation with Ryan Mason, following a long layoff while he recovered from a ruptured Achilles. Given his scoring ability, and the struggles of Villa this season to find the back of the net, he is likely headed right back into the starting XI.

November 2, 2014

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Benteke received a red card during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Spurs and will now be suspended until Dec. 2.

Benteke received the red card in the 65th minute after he got into an altercation with Ryan Mason near the sidelines. As a result, he will be suspended for three matches and fellow forwards Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent will likely spend more time on pitch while Benteke is out.

October 27, 2014

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Benteke played the full 90 minutes against QPR on Sunday, but was unable to connect on his lone shot on goal in the 2-0 loss.

Benteke is the best offensive weapon Villa possesses, but he still hasn't scored any goals this season due to the Achilles injury that prolonged his 2014-15 Premier League debut until Oct. 4 against Manchester City. He fired off five shots Monday, with one being on target, so his elusive first goal of the season could be right around the corner when Villa faces Tottenham on Sunday, which is allowing its opponents to score an average of two goals per match.

October 18, 2014

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Benteke was unable to connect on his two shots during the 3-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.

Benteke was able to play the full 90 minutes but couldn't help Villa overcome the lopsided loss Saturday. Despite the disappointing performance, the 23-year-old will still pose a threat during Villa's upcoming match against QPR.

October 18, 2014

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Benteke is making his first start of the season Saturday against Everton

Benteke made a substitute appearance last weekend against Manchester City, but finally makes his long-awaited return to the starting XI after being out nearly seven months with a torn Achilles.