Xhaka scored a screamer then conceded a late penalty.
He said of his goal, "I chose to shoot because the coach asked me why I didn't take the corners or the free-kicks in the first half. I think it was the first free-kick of the second half, so I took it. I was happy that I could score, but we can't be so happy after the game."
Xhaka celebrated the goal with manager Unai Emery, explaining: "Yeah, not only to say thank you. After he told me that I must take free-kicks and corners, I did it."
The midfielder also conceded the Palace penalty was legit.
"It's difficult. I think it's a clear penalty because I touched his knee, so the referee gave a penalty."