Palace rallied and were back on level terms in the 75th minute when Zaha, collecting the ball on the left, turned Montoya inside out and then unleashed a powerful shot past helpless Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
Tennessee owns a tiebreaker edge on Pittsburgh for the last AFC playoff berth despite a 38-28 loss to New Orleans. The Steelers need success at rival Baltimore next week and the Titans to stumble at Houston.
Brazilian Neymar then missed the chance to make it three from the penalty spot just after the hour mark, his spot kick clipping the outside of the post, before Mauro Icardi made it 13 goals in all competitions this season with a tap-in 11 minutes later.
Assuming that Klopp can get his side over the line this campaign to end their run, what of the other teams who have been top at Christmas and failed? Going further than that - and paying a nod to success now given to the top-four UEFA Champions League places - what has happened to the sides, Liverpool aside, who have been in the top four during these last 26 seasons but are also yet to win the league?
Chelsea face German giants Bayern Munich, while Paris Saint-Germain, who impressed in the group stage and will be trying to avoid a fourth successive last-16 exit, will take on Borussia Dortmund.
He added, "We have Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, who are there, and have always been there. And what I need to do is go the extra mile and surpass them and that's going to be the biggest challenge for next year, I need to surpass one of them in order for me to finish in the top-three next year."
Dong admits that his time at Old Trafford from 2004 to 2008 was a tale of injury, crippling shyness and ultimately unfulfilled potential.
Eden Hazard, Marcelo, James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio will all miss the match through injury. Gareth Bale is fit again but has not started since Madrid's win over Alaves on November 30.
Toni Kroos hit the bar, Karim Benzema saw an effort cleared off the line with a back-heel and both Rodrygo and Vincius Junior forced snap saves on a frustrating night for Madrid.
It followed defeats in the finals of both events the previous year, suggesting Williams is feeling the pressure.
A second-division match in Spain between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete was suspended at halftime on Sunday after Rayo fans sang songs calling Albacete's Roman Zozulya a "Nazi."
The Greek leg of the torch relay will then run for eight days before the flame is handed to Tokyo 2020 in Athens on March 19.
He says he kept getting flashbacks of the match point that earned him the biggest trophy of his young career.
"We know they are not going to make it easy."