Benteke eyeing FA Cup glory

Christian Benteke has set his sights on the FA Cup after helping Aston Villa end their drought in the Premier League.

After lifting Aston Villa to a morale-boosting win against West Brom, Belgian striker Christian Benteke wants to do the double over their West Midlands rivals as Tim Sherwood's men bid to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

Benteke netted an injury-time penalty as Villa beat West Brom 2-1 on Tuesday to end their 12-match winless streak in the Premier League.

The two rivals will resume hostilities in the sixth round of the FA Cup at Villa Park on Saturday, with Benteke hoping to fire Villa into the semis.

"Everyone is now looking forward to Saturday as we try to do the same [beat Albion again]," he said.

"I hope the FA Cup can be special for us.

"Just because we beat West Brom on Tuesday it doesn't mean that we have an advantage.

"It's another competition. But I have my faith.

"I've had a really bad time but I knew that if I worked hard I would get some good times back as well. I'm optimistic about the future."