Palace boss Iain Dowie had no complaints about Saturday's FA Cup result.
Fredi Kanoute's hat-trick ensured a safe passage into the fourth round for us via a 3-0 win at the Lane.
"They were better than us. We gave away a sloppy first goal - and once their tails are up they have top quality players," said Dowie.
"They were a bit quicker and stronger than us in a number of key areas.
"We know the direction we are trying to go but we learned that we still have quite a lot to do.
"It shows the level of strength and size you have in the Premiership. But there was no lack of effort from us, so there are always positives to take out of it."