Palace simply can't afford to keep him and maybe his goal in front of the TV camera's will help a January sale.
"I was rushing to get a 'for sale' sign on him for the TV but I couldn't find a pen," Neil Warnock joked after the game.
"He's not just playing for the club, he's playing for himself as well."
And on the performance of his team Warnock said,
"We had a lot of tired legs.
"Sometimes you have to win ugly and in the second half we were ugly but the result is the important thing.
"We won't play two games in two days too often."
Jan Poortvliet's young Southampton side play plenty of pretty football but a lack of end product could yet prove their downfall this season.
"We gave it away in 15 minutes. We did not have the determination and the will to make it happen," said the Dutch coach.
"Maybe it was because we were on television and the pressure affected the players.
"We should not have given away a free-kick before the first goal and the second goal was bad defending. That was after 15 minutes and we were out of the game. We didn't look confident.
"The heads went down in the first moment and we have to learn to stay 0-0 for longer."