ONCE more Boro were made to rue missed opportunities as they went down in south-east London
Crystal Palace: Speroni; Hill, Derry (Capt), Fonte, Ambrose, Danns (Carle 81), Sears (N'Diaye 88), Lee, Butterfield, Ertl, Davis. Unused subs: Clyne, John, Moses, Scannell, Djilali.
Middlesbrough: Jones; Hoyte (Arca 69), Wheater (Capt), St Ledger, Grounds, O'Neil, Osbourne, Williams, A Johnson, Lita (Franks 76), Bent. Unused subs: Coyne (gk); McMahon, Bennett, Yeates, Emnes.
Referee: Mr J Linington
Crystal Palace: Butterfield, 23, foul.
Middlesbrough: Osbourne, 33, handball.
Attendance: 15,321 (1,556 Boro)
Conditions: Warm in the sun, cool out of it, no breeze.
Website Boro Man of the Match: Justin Hoyte