I'll just prefix this post with one thing;
My ratings are not like The Examiner's.
A seven out of ten isn't an average score, it's a good score, five out of ten is an average score, and that's the basis I use for my ratings. So if you're favourite player receives a five, fear not, that merely means he had an average game, not a terrible one.
Right, that's the admin done, enjoy the ratings!
One of the few players to come out of the game with any credit. He made a stunning save in the lead up to the opener and helped to keep the score down in the second-half.
Made his way down the wing whenever he got the chance, but was done by Zaha on too many occasions. Often he'd follow the Ivorian to the left-side of the pitch, leaving his team mates stranded.
Could have given away a penalty early in the second-half before he eventually did when he dived in and made a reckless tackle. Not a good afternoon for the Dane.
Was mismatched in the air against Benteke and never really got to grips with the big Belgian. His effort and bravery was on show though and he never gave up.
Struggled again to assert himself on the game and looked out of his depth both physically and technically.
Toiled and persevered throughout but was shut out and contained well by the Palace midfield. A lack of movement around him hindered his passing range.
An unusually poor display from the man of steel. Gave the ball away on a number of occasions and missed several tackles.
This might surprise regular readers, but I thought Collin was one of our better players yesterday. He ran and ran and provided a different threat to the Palace defence.
Another incredibly disappointing performance from Tom. I'm sorry to say that he just doesn't look capable of competing at this level.
Joint best performance with Collin, he tried and tried and was full of running. Unfortunately his creativity wasn't enough in the final third to cover for his team mates.
His embarrassing corner clearance led directly to the Eagles opener and he was utterly blunt up front. Too many times he was caught coming deep for the ball when he should have been occupying the centre-backs.
The German looked good on his return to the team, he was calm and confident on the ball and looked strong in defence.
Added a bit of gusto and attacking impetus when he was brought on, but unfortunately his effort was a little too late for Town.
It was terrific to see Kacha back involved and he certainly looked up for the game, buzzing around and hassling Palace.
Sadly Wagner got his tactics wrong from the off and was too slow to react, making changes when the game was effectively gone. Shocking really as he rarely makes mistakes of this scale.