Roy Hodgson was left to rue Arsenal's second goal as Crystal Palace went down 3-2 at home to the Gunners to remain just a point clear of the relegation zone.
Andros Townsend's strike five minutes into the second half cancelled out Shkodran Mustafi's opener, but Alexis Sanchez' quickfire double meant that James Tomkins' late goal was nothing more than a consolation for the Eagles.
Speaking after the match, Hodgson told Sky Sports:
"To get to 1-1 and then go down 2-1 you knew it was going to be an uphill task, but I have to give the players a lot of credit because we conceded a third and many teams would have capitulated and we certainly didn't do that."
Despite the end result, Hodgson was able to take encouragement from his side's second half performance, claiming: