Eagles midfielder Mile Jedinak admitted that Dwight Gayle's first half red card changed the game against West Ham United this afternoon.
The Palace striker was given his marching orders minutes before half time, having received a second yellow card for a late challenge on the Hammers' Cheikhou Kouyate. Jedinak, who was on the substitutes bench at the time, said that he didn't see the challenge, but that Mark Clattenburg's decision to dismiss Gayle changed the game.
"I didn't see it and I haven't seen it," he said after the match. "I didn't see the second incident, but the first one is pretty straight forward. The referee makes the decision and it changes the game. We had to react and we responded pretty well, but it wasn't enough."
The Australia international returned from injury to make the bench against the Hammers and entered the action at 1-1 in the second period and brought some stability to the Palace defence, marshalling the play directly in front of the back four.
"I feel fine, I was glad to play a part," he said about his condition. "You try to make a positive impact when you come on and the side is down to ten men. We were stretched today, we were tested and we came up just short."
A full post-match video interview with Mile Jedinak is available to watch for free HERE.