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04th Apr 2017

Peppa Pig predicted Christian Benteke’s Stamford Bridge winner… or so Crystal Palace think

Eerily similar...


Although there’s probably been bigger shocks in Premier League history, it’s fair to say nobody really expected Crystal Palace to leave Stamford Bridge with the three points at the weekend.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have been by far the most consistent team this season, hence the reason they started the weekend a whole ten points clear at the Premier League summit.

After taking an early lead through Cesc Fabregas, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that Chelsea were on for another win. That, however, wasn’t the case. Before the ten minute mark, Wilfried Zaha had levelled things; a couple of minutes after that, Christian Benteke gave Sam Allardyce’s men the lead.

Chelsea would not recover from this, with Palace going on to record a famous victory.

Slightly bizarrely, Benteke’s winner – a composed dink over the top of an advancing Thibaut Courtois – has since been likened to a goal scored by (wait for it) Peppa Pig and friends, so much so that the official Palace Twitter account chose to retweet the video below. Originally created by Palace fan page, @CPFCHQ, it features commentary of the former Liverpool striker’s winner set to a short clip from the popular kids’ tv show…

Although the nature of the finish was eerily similar, saying Peppa Pig ‘predicted’ it might be a bit of a stretch.

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