UEFA Champions League

EPL's battle of Belgium strikers ends Lukaku 1, Benteke 1

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) The English Premier League's battle of the Belgium strikers ended in a stalemate when Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke scored in Everton's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Friday.

Benteke grabbed Palace's equalizer in the 50th minute, rising above Seamus Coleman to connect with Joel Ward's cross and guiding a header inside the far post.

"We really fought hard," Benteke said, "and came back in the game."