• By Craig House

QPR boss Warburton: We were masters of our own downfall


Mark Warburton’s QPR’s emphatic second-half display was not enough to rescue a point against a clinical Swansea and the west Londoners have only themselves to blame for the 3-1 defeat.

Despite the scoreline, the R’s looked threatening on the attack and a Jordan Hugill equaliser gave Queens Park Rangers a real chance of getting a foothold in the game.

Warburton said: “I’m very pleased with big parts of the football but to then concede four minutes later in a very naïve manner, we have to learn from that.

"We have to do better then that because we worked so hard to get the equaliser.”

Marc Pugh and Ilias Chair were both instrumental to Rangers second half performance having come off the bench. Eberechi Eze tested the Swansea back four as he made great runs into the box but couldn’t capitalise on his chances.

“There’s no excuse that we lost a game of football last night, but we’re four games in. I think we had 11 new players in the changing room and 15 overall, so it’s naturally going to take time to bed in.

“You’ve seen the result at Bristol City and again against Swansea that when we get it right, we look a very good attacking team with some real quality.

"I’m frustrated for the players because to put on that second half display and get no rewards is the hardest part.

“We were good, we got the ball and we created chances. Yes, we’ve got to be more clinical and we’ve got to make better decisions. When a team cuts you open then you’ve got to put your hand up and say they’re good but I haven't seen a team do that yet.

"We’ve been a master of our own downfall in certain parts of the game.”

Queen’s Park Rangers will hope to get back to winning ways when they take on Wigan Athletic, who have lost three of their opening four games, on Saturday 24th August.

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