Eagles defender Scott Dann admitted that he had mixed feelings following his side's 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Selhurst Park this afternoon.
The hosts were the better of the two sides during the 90 minutes but just couldn't find a way past David de Gea, but after suffering three defeats in their previous three outings the Palace defender was glad to keep out the Red Devils.
However, Dann believes that it was a good opportunity for the Eagles to beat United for the first time in the Premier League, saying: "With the chances we created we would have liked to get the three points but it wasn't to be.
"I think our general performance was good considering we'd lost three on the bounce and we wanted to put that behind us. We haven't got the three points today but we have got a good clean sheet and and we move forward now to look ahead to the Liverpool game.
"It's never nice to lose games; against Leicester we didn't perform very well, it wasn't up to our usual standards. We had to put that right today and we're delighted we put in a good performance where we should have taken the three points."
Yannick Bolasie went closest in the contest with an effort that hit the bar and Dann himself had a couple of headers that narrowly missed the target, but with Wayne Hennessey hardly troubled in the Palace goal, the centre-back was fairly pleased with his afternoon's work.
"In the first half we started really well but let them get back into the game," he added. "We wanted to start well in the second half too and we managed to sustain the pressure and had plenty of attacks, plus we restricted them to not many chances in our box. We're pleased with the performance but it's a shame we didn't get a goal.
"I probably should have scored, I felt that after the header. I had a couple of chances and we created another couple of set piece chances too but we just couldn't put it in the back of the net. Hopefully we can do that next week.