Howard joked on evertontv: "I think I've gained most of my strength from it [the beard]."
Offering a more serious account, the American also explained: "Benteke is a strong boy and very powerful so I thought he might go to the right. For a right-footer, that's his power side.
"To be honest, I didn't get it quite right as he went high but I got a little bit of luck, reacted and kept it out."
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