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Thursday media watch [15.11.12 AM]: Benteke in focus

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Thursday media watch [15.11.12 AM]: Benteke in focus

Birmingham Mail: Christian Benteke is ready for a Manchester City rematch - with the Aston Villa battering ram insisting he enjoys creating goals as much as scoring them. Benteke played a part in the claret and blues' Capital One Cup triumph at the Etihad Stadium in September by out-muscling Roberto Mancini's men.

Western Gazette: Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson has signalled his intent to keep midfield duo Daniel Johnson and Korey Smith at Huish Park beyond their initial loans. Aston Villa's Daniel Johnson arrived at Yeovil on a month-long temporary youth deal at the end of October, with the agreement set to expire after Tuesday's npower League One trip to Crawley Town.

Mirror: Javier Hernandez may have stolen all of the headlines at Villa Park on Saturday evening, but there was another forward who especially caught the eye - and I'm not talking about Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie. Christian Benteke's brutal bashing aside of Chris Smalling to set up Andreas Weimann's opener was as eye-popping as Hernandez's stunning headed winner - you just don't normally see one opponent bully the other so emphatically at that level.

Best Of The Rest

The Sun: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is deciding whether to join a Premier League club.

Mirror: Manchester City will launch an audacious £40million bid for Luis Suarez in January.

Daily Star: Frank Lampard has been told he has no future at Chelsea.

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

By @AVFCOfficial 15th November 2012
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