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Crystal Palace matchwinner Christian Benteke: We showed great character

Crystal Palace matchwinner Christian Benteke hailed their character after victory over Sunderland.

Palace fell behind to a well-taken Jermain Defoe brace but came storming back into the game in the second half.

Joe Ledley's deflected effort and James McArthur's header drew the Eagles level before Benteke popped up with a winner in the fourth minute of injury time to seal a memorable comeback.

"That is a massive win," he told the BBC. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy here but we showed in the second half especially great character.

"As a striker you have to be patient - I knew a chance would come.

"We wanted to win this game, we are in good shape and hopefully we can keep it going."

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