Mowbray blames individual errors
Manager Tony Mowbray blamed individual errors as Middlesbrough crashed 4-1 at promotion rivals Crystal Palace.
Home striker Glenn Murray scored twice to take his personal tally to 27 goals for the season and Peter Ramage and substitute Kevin Phillips added further efforts against a Faris Haroun reply.
"There are no excuses, individual errors cost us for the goals," Mowbray told BBC Sport. "We knew they had talented forward players, but my players are sitting there disappointed. We lost four goals at Ipswich a
few weeks ago - we can't keep doing that.
"We are still in the top six and our ambitions are to remain there, we are capable of winning matches," he added. "We have to get back to our old form, but at the moment that seems a long way away."