Christian Benteke sinks QPR to boost Aston Villa survival bid

There was no sign of Villa's young team buckling under the pressure and after 81 minutes Weimann drove over a low cross which was turned in by Benteke to spark wild celebrations from the home players and fans.

updated: March 16, 2013 23:07 IST
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Birmingham: Aston Villa eased their relegation worries as Christian Benteke's late strike clinched a crucial 3-2 win over fellow strugglers QPR on Saturday.

Paul Lambert's team moved six points clear of the Premier League's bottom three thanks to Benteke's winner nine minutes from the end of a thrilling encounter at Villa Park.

QPR had taken a first half lead through Jermaine Jenas, only for Gabriel Agbonlahor to equalise against the run of play just before the break.

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