Roy Hodgson says the 3-1 defeat to Everton on Saturday will “hurt” Crystal Palace “badly”.
While Everton continue on their upward curve Palace are heading in the other direction with no wins and just four points in their last seven matches.
They also have the worst goalscoring record in the Premier League, with just 23 in 26 matches.
Hodgson felt they needed to capitalise on their one good spell just after half-time when Christian Benteke scored an equaliser.
“I thought we played well for large parts of the game. Not right at the start but neither side were they playing well,” he said.
“For 20-25 minutes there was not much going on but after that I thought we started to play much better.
“We started the second half extremely well and when we got the equaliser I thought it was a fair reflection.
“It is a defeat that hurts us badly.”