Phil Neville's scathing assessment of QPR's first-half performance

The former Manchester United player was not impressed with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Former football turned pundit Phil Neville was one of many who watched Crystal Palace’s 3-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, and the ex-England international did not hold back in a brief but scathing assessment on Twitter.

Writing on his official account, the former Manchester United player said, “Poorest first-half performance I’ve seen from a team for a long time QPR!”

Neville was commenting on the fact that Chris Ramsey’s side had conceded three first-half goals without reply, with Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur and Joel Ward netting three times in the space of just 21 minutes to put Alan Pardew’s side out of sight.

QPR were better in the second half, but by then the damage had been done, with Matt Phillips' late strike proving to be a mere consolation.

The defeat means QPR remain in the bottom three, with games running out and confidence seemingly ebbing away.

Palace were simply too strong for their opponents and they will be very happy with their days work. Not so QPR, who could still pull clear of the drop-zone but not with many more performances like this one.

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