It could not have started better for the hosts as Adrian Mariappa rose above Brede Hangeland to head his side in front, but Pajtim Kasami levelled the scores with an absolutely superb chest and volley from out wide.
Read how the action unfolded with our live text commentary below.
“Parker has been our best player. Everyone knows he’s a good player; he always wants the ball and pulls the strings in midfield.
“Hopefully [Stekeleburg coming back] is welcome for us. Stockdale did well but Maarten is a very good goalkeeper as he showed in the first game against Sunderland.
"The Premier League is about winning games, about results. Playing well is one thing but it’s about results. Palace need to win as well, they need the points. If we manage to get them then that is fine.”
“We’ve just got to get back to getting used to winning," he told Sky Sports News. "Obviously at home we haven’t won since we submitted our squad list.
“Sometimes skill loses out to will, so we’re going to go for it against Fulham tonight.
“Unfortunately in the last game my front three didn’t track back enough. We’ve done a lot of work to get them coordinated, starting with Gayley; we want him running the channels against the big Fulham centre-backs."
Hangerland is the only centre half who jumps lower than his height— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) October 21, 2013