Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew won't blame West Ham defeat on Christian Benteke despite horror penalty miss
Alan Pardew admitted Christian Benteke's penalty miss was crucial after Crystal Palace crashed to a 1-0 home defeat to struggling West Ham.
The Belgium striker ended a dream week with a nightmare blunder from the spot as Manuel Lanzini's goal secured victory for the 10-man Hammers.
Benteke began the week by scoring the fastest goal in World Cup qualifying history on his way to a hat-trick against Gibraltar, and three days later celebrated the birth of his daughter.
But when handed the opportunity to cap a remarkable seven days by cancelling out Lanzini's strike to earn Palace a point,... read more
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