Dann rues Benteke slip-up

Dann’s slip allowed Christian Benteke to fire the only goal of the game at Selhurst Park and earn Paul Lambert’s men a much needed three points, and their first win in 10 matches.

It was also Benteke’s first goal after nine months battling knee surgery and it dragged Palace back into the relegation mire.

“It’s nice for people to talk about you in that way,” said Dann of calls for him to earn England recognition after Neil Warnock described him as Palace’s “outstanding player” at the weekend.

“But as a professional you just get on with your job: I have just got to concentrate on my club form and make sure I don’t many any more mistakes like that.

“The more consistent I can be for Palace, the more chance I have got. It is just a case of trying to keep improving and to keep doing the best I can.”

Palace have now slipped to five defeats in eight games and former Blackburn defender Dann admitted Warnock’s men face a tough challenge to hit back to form in Saturday’s league clash at Tottenham.

“It is always a tough game at White Hart Lane,” said Dann.??”They are a big club and have got a lot of top players. They have just started picking up results but we need to sharpen up in the final third.

“It is hard to take because we had a lot of the ball and had a lot of chances.??We probably should have put some of them away. We played well and dominated the game and they did not have many chances at all.

“Even when we went a goal down I thought we looked in control and looked like we could have scored.??We got the ball into crossing positions but just could not get it right.”