The Belgian forward helped Palace to victory on Sunday afternoon with the clash's opening goal, a powerful header after a well-placed Luka Milivojevic cross.
After the game, he said: "I'm really happy and really pleased to get back on the scoresheet. It's been a tough, tough year for me with injury and then coming back and just waiting my turn. I'm really happy today."
Benteke earned the Man of the Match accolade with 46% of votes, beating fellow goalscorer Wilfried Zaha and shot-stopper Vicente Guaita to the award.