Benteke's taste for winners continued tonight
Liverpool edged Sunderland in tonight's Premier League fixture21:40 Wednesday 30 December 2015, 21:40 30 Dec 2015
Christian Benteke made it two winners in the space of four days as his goal helped Liverpool edge past lowly Sunderland tonight.
After a disappointing opening half at the Stadium of Light, the Reds finally broke the deadlock just 22 seconds into the second-half.
Christian Benteke marked his return to the Liverpool starting line-up as he sprung the Sunderland offside trap to latch onto a through pass from Adam Lallana and fire home a low shot from just seven yards out.
It comes four days after he scored the only goal in Liverpool's win over Leicester City.
He had a stoppage time chance to make it 2-0 but fired straight at Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone when clean through on goal.
The result lifts Liverpool from 10th to seventh, level on points with out-of-form Manchester United.
Next up for Liverpool is West Ham away on January 2nd.
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