Crystal Palace star Christian Benteke is frustrated the team did not grab all three points in their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

Mohamed Diamé gave the visitors the lead 22 minutes in after finding himself free at the far post from a corner, but a Luka Milivojevic penalty levelled the score on 55 minutes.

A hatful of chances were made in the game – mostly by Roy Hodgson’s side – but last-ditch tackles, blocks and clearances forced the spoils to be shared.

Benteke said: “I think it was a frustrating game for us. I think we didn’t start that well in the first half and then the second half was much better. We were more dangerous [than against West Ham], we created more chances, but we were unlucky to be fair.

“I think we had a couple of chances that we could have scored. We never create that many chances in a game, so I think it’s frustrating for me and I think for the team as well.”

Benteke, Zaha, and McArthur were the most prominent threats going forward for Palace as shot attempts were often denied by a swarm of Newcastle defenders.

However, the performance appeared to be more encouraging than the away draw to West Ham in midweek after Bakary Sako exited the match with a season-ending ankle injury.

The Belgium international added: “That’s the only positive that we can take into the next game against Everton, that we created a lot of chances. I think we just couldn’t score, we were unlucky today.”

Alexander Sørloth was signed by Palace as an additional striker on January 31 from Norwegian club FC Midtjylland, appearing on the bench during the clash with Newcastle.

When asked about his new team-mate, Benteke said: “He’s been training for two days now but you can see that he’s got quality, and hopefully he’s going to help us to score in the Premier League.”