Pep Guardiola is fuming over how easily Manchester City allowed Zaha to score by making wrong decisions.
Guardiola said: “At 2-1 it’s just not allowed that Zaha runs. It’s simple but we allowed them and after we conceded the goal.
“It was a decision. The concentration is always there, it was a wrong decision. We’re going to solve it and improve it. In that position we have to have the back four there and not let them run. It’s simple. In this situation we cannot let them run.”
“We did everything,” said Guardiola, whose side had 72 per cent of the possession and 25 shots compared to five from Palace.
“We start really well, we arrived I don’t know how many times in the box, so we did it, we did everything to try to win the game. And unfortunately we could not win.
“Last season when they beat us here was the same. They had few shots on target but scored and this was the same.
“Maybe at Selhurst Park they have to try to impose themselves a bit more but it’s always quite similar. In general all games we play against them we control it but the second goal is a mistake we have done and we have to avoid it.”
Guardiola added when asked about City’s title-winning chances: “We have to still try to continue. The season still has a lot of games to play, and you have to try to secure the place for the Champions League next season.