The Eagles were stunned by Neal Maupay’s equalizer in added time at Selhurst Park last night, as rivals Brighton pulled off a 1-1 draw after being outplayed by Palace for most of the night.
Wilfried Zaha put the Eagles ahead from the penalty spot after a first half in which they completely controlled the proceedings, with Conor Gallagher particularly impressive in midfield.
Patrick Vieira’s side stayed center stage in the second half but couldn’t find a second to extend their advantage with Jordan Ayew shooting from close range.
Palace fell deeply in the dying minutes and a late delay saw Maupay settle behind the back line and lob Vicente Guaita.
“We were dominant for most of the game, but we had the opportunity to score the second and finish it,” said Milivojevic. “When you don’t convert your chances, you can be punished. We put a lot of pressure on them, took the ball high on the pitch, which is what we want to do, but we should be more clinical.
“We can be happy with our performance, but football has to be played until the last second. We had our chances to kill the game. We were a little naive.