Roberto: Surprised many with a solid performance. Almost stopped Kouyate's goal and could do little about Ayew's strike. Also pulled off a tremendous save from Wickham when through one-on-one 7/10.
Zabaleta: Did well against a pacey Palace left flank, with decent support from Snoddy. 6/10.
Ogbonna: Our best defender on the day. Will be furious about the late concession. 6/10.
Balbuena: Solid but missed out for Ayew's late winner. It's surely time for Diop to get a run again? 5/10.
Cresswell: Not his best performance. Has been decent of late but looked out of sorts today. Very little going forward. 5/10.
Rice: Decent but we look slow in Midfield. Brings very little in creativity. 6/10.
Noble: Is the Rice-Noble partnership (a) lacking in pace and (b) not creative enough? 6/10.
Fornals: Has looked better of late and seems to be getting the gist of Premiership football but he has yet to justify his transfer fee. 6/10.
Snodgrass: Our best player today. Great goal and really unlucky not to get a second. Also good defensive contribution. 8/10.
Antonio: Looked lively all day and great ball for Snoddy's goal. 7/10.
Haller: Looks unhappy and sluggish. Better with Antonio as a partner but again, nowhere near justifying his fee. 5/10.
Lanzini: Little impact but we will need his creativity and pace to get those vital 5-6 wins that will keep us up.
Anderson: Needs to rediscover his mojo.