Crystal Palace fell to a painful last-minute defeat at home to Manchester City yesterday, after equipping themselves superbly against the early season table toppers.
Having caused the visitors problems throughout, Palace looked to be well on their way to a hard-earned draw, complete with their first clean sheet of the season, but following a Samir Nasri shot, keeper Alex McCarthy parried the ball, leaving City academy star Kelechi Iheana with a simple tap-in to secure all three points for the Blues.
Whilst there is little consolation to be had when taking no points from the fixture in question, our players should feel truly proud of their efforts in attempting the halt the runaway train that is Manchester City so far this season.
Below are a selection of the best tweets sent in reaction to the game.
Technically that's as good as I've seen Palace play against an excellent team.
— carl (@Carl_Babs) September 12, 2015
Think we've blown the title lads. Top performance. In a technical sense we have never played like that in the 20yrs I've been going! #CPFC
— RedNBlueArmy.co.uk (@RedNBlueArmy1) September 12, 2015
That's the biggest kick in the town halls ever! Palace for me were worth the win never mind a point so to loose… Feel for them! #cpfc
— Peter Ramage (@peterramage83) September 12, 2015
Blown away by club culture at @CPFC. Even after excruciating loss, fans cheered team off as if they were conquering heroes. Unique
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) September 12, 2015
Just as proud of the team and especially the support this week, back to our best noise levels! great performance deserved a point #cpfc
— Steve Parish (@CEO4TAG) September 12, 2015
A gutting defeat, but six years ago we lost 4-0 at home to Scunthorpe…puts things in perspective. #cpfc
— Palace Memes (@palacememes) September 12, 2015
Always a tough one to lose in the 90th min, no doubt we'll win one the same way this season. Still in the Champions League places, #cpfc
— Brighty (@Mark__Bright) September 12, 2015
Pellegrini reckons Dann should have been sent off for that tackle on Aguero. If that's the case City should have been down to about 8 men.
— Five Year Plan (@FYPFanzine) September 12, 2015
— Chrissy Palace (@ChrissyPalace) September 12, 2015