Here's how we rated Crystal Palace's players in their defeat to Brighton...

Vicente Guaita - 6 - In fairness, he could hardly do much for either of Brighton's goals. Murray hit the ball extremely well to finish from such an angle and Knockaert's effort clipped the inside of the post before going in. Both likely took Guaita - and most of his teammates - by surprise.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 7 - He looked to have been caught out a few times but still recovered where necessary. Seldom looked troubled by Alireza Jahanbakhsh and grew into the game during the second half.

Scott Dann - 6 - Corralled Murray well but was fortunate not to be pulled up for that tussle with Shane Duffy in the box. There looked to have been enough contact for a penalty.

James Tomkins - 5 - A glaring error to allow Glenn Murray a half-chance to score was the difference in the first half. Didn't do much wrong following that but it blemished his performance.

Patrick van Aanholt - 6 - Fans got on his back following a poor clearance, essentially gifting the ball back to Brighton. While he provided a useful presence going forward, it sometimes came back to hurt Palace.

Luka Milivojevic - 7 - The Palace captain's usually expansive passing range was a little off-radar, and his set-piece deliveries were not always the best. Stepped up well to the penalty spot to fire in Palace's equaliser.

James McArthur - 7 - He played a key role in linking the midfield and the attack, finding space between the lines where some others couldn't. Could've assisted a Zaha equaliser if not for Lewis Dunk's last-ditch intervention. Replaced with Benteke.

Jeffrey Schlupp - 6 - Similar to McArthur, his activity in certain areas of the pitch was crucial - particularly when tracking back and defending.

Andros Townsend - 6 - Had a quiet first half but won the penalty which led to the equaliser. Execution in the final third was a little lacking. Replaced with Meyer.

Wilfried Zaha - 6 - Brighton clearly came prepared and ensured Zaha would not have an easy time against them. While they made life difficult for him with the constant presence of several defenders, he occasionally found his way past them.

Michy Batshuayi - 5 - Had to run the hard yards to have any sort of chance with the ball. Brighton's defending deserves credit, since Batshuayi was never able to really get going. Not his best game.


Max Meyer - 5

Christian Benteke - 5