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Tuesday media watch [09.04.13 AM]: Marathon man Benteke
The morning claret and blue media headlines.
9th Apr 2013
Tuesday media watch [09.04.13 AM]: Marathon man Benteke


Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has hailed the stamina of marathon man Christian Benteke as the top scorer closes in on Peter Withe's 32-year league goals record at Villa. The Belgium international is still going strong after clocking up 25 goals in 44 games for club and country - and could make it to a half-century of matches this season.

Birmingham Mail: When Matt Lowton uncorked THAT volley against Stoke on Saturday, the right-back's right foot blasted him into Villa folklore. It also got the claret and blue faithful reminiscing about other great strikes from the past 20 years.

Daily Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there is no danger of star striker Christian Benteke burning himself out. Villa's leading scorer has crammed in 44 games so far this season playing for Belgian side Genk, Villa and his country.

Mirror: Paul Lambert has hailed marathon man Christian Benteke as the Aston Villa striker sets his sights on a 32-year club record. Benteke sealed a precious 3-1 victory for Villa at Stoke on Saturday to take him to 15 Premier League goals since joining from Belgian club Genk on deadline day.

Daily Express: Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa's gruelling season is not taking its toll on marathon man Christian Benteke as the striker closes on a 32-year club goalscoring record. Benteke sealed a vital 3-1 victory at Stoke on Saturday to take him to 15 Premier League goals and 19 in all for Villa this season.

Daily Mail: Christian Benteke will start talks this week on a new double-your-money contract that will keep him at Aston Villa - provided they stay in the Premier League. The 22-year-old Belgium international is a target for Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal after scoring 19 goals in his first season in England.

TEAMtalk: Paul Lambert has no worries about Christian Benteke running out of energy this season and has backed the Aston Villa striker to maintain his terrific form. Benteke has played 44 games this term for club and country, having made the move to the Premier League from Genk last summer.

ClubCall: Christian Benteke will reportedly double his wages at Aston Villa with a new contract should the side avoid relegation this season. The 22-year-old Belgium forward has enjoyed a stellar debut season in the Premier League at Aston Villa in which he has bagged 19 goals for a struggling side after a £7million switch from Genk last summer.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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