The Palace under 23 side suffered defeat against a strong QPR side at the Harlington training ground on Monday afternoon.
It wasn’t the ideal start for the Eagles as they fell behind early in the match. Paul Smyth drove down the right-hand side for the home side and drilled a shot across Dion-Curtis Henry’s goal that smacked the far post. Deshane Dalling read the deflection well and was on hand to tap in from around 7 yards out.
Palace found themselves in further trouble just two minutes later as the QPR number 9, Aramide Oteh, curled into the far right corner from inside the area following a swift counter attack.
The Eagles were under a lot of pressure again as they conceded a corner in the 11thminute. The ball was curled in from the right-hand side and after a scramble in the area, Bassong rose highest at the back post to nod in the third goal of the afternoon.
It didn’t get any better for Richard Shaw’s side in the 20th minute as a misplaced pass was intercepted by Ilias Chair on the edge of the penalty area and he made no mistake as he fired home the fourth.
Palace’s first and only chance of the half came through Jonny Williams. He drove the ball into the QPR area but his effort on goal flew over the bar in the last meaningful action of the first half.
The home side were down to 10 men in the 68th minute as Oteh left the pitch with an injury. However, being one man down did not stop them adding a fifth. Dalling was played in down the left hand side and he drilled a shot through Henry’s legs and into the far corner.
Palace thought they had got a consolation goal in the 86th minute. Gio McGregor hit a curling strike that crashed against the bar and Street tapped in but the linesman ruled it out for offside.
Palace: Henry, Boateng, Chamberlain-Gayle (40 Brown), Bryon, Tavares, Woods, Flanagan, McGregor, Kaikai (75 Street), Williams (75 Addy), Lumeka.
Subs: Tupper, O’Dwyer
QPR: Brzozowski, Kaykay, Hamalainen, Goss (64 Felix), Bassong, Hall (46 Wells), Smyth (38 Alfa), Owens, Oteh, Chair, Dalling.