Jim White writing for The Telegraph, on Benteke’s revival under Sherwood:
It is goals that provide the surest route to escape relegation. And for so much of the season Villa were bereft of them, not least those supplied by the man supposed to be doing the scoring: Christian Benteke. But since Tim Sherwood arrived, the Belgian centre forward has exploded back into form. Full of tricks and feints, he scored three bruising, bullying, brilliant goals here. His hat-trick took his tally to seven in his last five games. Given that he had scored just two before that, it appears Sherwood has transformed him from an icing on the cake player into one who delivers.