Had some decent chances from Palace to save and saw Puncheon fumble on the ball for one of them, giving him a chance to position himself and parry the ball away. Could get nowhere near the second which was superbly struck.
Came second best against Puncheon on a number of occasions in the first half, letting him dart past with ease. Grew into the game as it progressed and linked up well with Albrighton.
Brought back into left back after he was dropped in defeat to Stoke, he linked up well on the left-hand side where most of the early play came from. Struggled at times against Bolasie and allowed him to put far too many balls into the box.
Aggressive and strong in the tackle but brought the Palace coaching staff off their feet after his challenge on Jerome, earning him a yellow. Didn't look comfortable with the ball at his feet.
Perhaps the most experienced of the back four starting today but didn't stand out. Looked tidy on the ball but a bit shaky at the back, as the defense was on whole, whenever attacks came down the left.
K. El Ahmadi
Filled the role of Ashley Westwood in his absence, he put in some timely challenges on the ball although never really had a foothold on the midfield - but his team didn't either.
Lively into the game and made some bright runs as he looked to find the cross, but, as positive as his play was, he didn’t always play the right ball. Direct and made a real impact in a strong spell at the start of the second half.
Returned from his one-match suspension but, despite trying, he dwelled on the ball far too long at times which he couldn't do against a five-man midfield. Settled into his game as it grew but then backed off Gayle for his goal.
Never the most mobile but did win a number of aerial challenges for his teammates to latch onto. Had a fine chance to set his teammates up after Delaney mistimed the flight of the ball, but played it to nobody. Later taken off.
Drifted towards the wings going forward and looked the most likely to make something happen, but didn't see the ball when on the back foot. Lost his role in the second half as well but got into the right positions.
Strong effort without ever making an impact but later presented with a fine chance from a Delph pass only to scuff his shot, then hit another glorious chance over the bar. Missed the best two chances, which was costly. Later taken off.
Should have been tested more, particularly with Weimann's effort on goal but was fortunate he scuffed his shot into the ground and straight at him. Didn't have many worries otherwise against the lowest scorers at home.
Nearly made to pay for mistiming the ball but was let off the hook by Kozak who again couldn't capitalize. Put his body in the way a number of times and made some timely aerial headers.
Had a bit to deal with down the right early on but coped well and looked strong in the challenge. He wasn't afraid to venture forward either, which was encouraging, and in the second half the threat was nullified against Agbonlahor, who faded.
Replaced Moxey at left back and had a decent all-round game with Albrighton his main threat throughout.
Played in midfield alongside Bannan and worked hard for his side, covering ground well. Like Jedinak, he seemed suited to the midfield battle.
One of two central defenders who could have seen their errors lead to goals when he slipped on the ball high up, but Kozak was too slow to break away. In general, formed a strong back four, particularly with the ball in the box.
Hopped past Lowton as if he wasn't there at times, making runs down the line and cutting inside. Had the perfect chance to open the scoring but trod on the ball in his shot and then had a similar chance on goal missed before taken off.
In for the suspended Marouane Chamakh and it was an interesting match-up against Luna, who he ran at throughout the game. Looked lively and a handful as a result, laying on his team's best two chances of the game, both spurned.
Provided good balance to his side and was perfectly suited to these sorts of games, slipping in behind the midfield and offering protection to the back four. Strong in the tackle and his positioning was always good.
Returned to the club he graduated at and always showed for the ball while making a positive contribution at both ends of the pitch. Nearly found the net too but saw his shot tipped onto the post by the gloves of Guzan. Fine display.
Got himself into some decent positions inside the box but was never found, but created space for his teammates as he pulled defenders away. Didn't ever challenge himself however and was later taken off for Gayle.
Entered the game in place of Luna in a straight swap at left back, probably to offer more strength against the runs of Bolasie. Gave away a foul straight away but that threat did wean as the game went on.
Brought on in place of Kozak late on in a straight swap and saw his late header tipped just over the bar by Speroni.
Brought on for Puncheon midway through the second half, which, despite his misses, was surprising given his contributions to the game. But he helped out defensively and the midfield looked more stable as a result.
Entered the game as a second-half substitute in place of Jerome with just over 20 minutes of normal time remaining. Looked like he wasn't going to make an impact but then hit a wonderful strike on goal for the winner in the last minute.