With a disappointing defeat to Bristol City, Queens Park Rangers had another quick turnaround in the fixture list and Wednesday evening saw us welcome Swansea City to Loftus Road as we looked to get back to winning ways.
It was a semi decent performance, but the visitors broke the deadlock 29 minutes in and despite the chances we did create we just didn’t do enough with them. Thankfully that changed in the 66th minute as on loan West Ham striker Jordan Hugill made his chance count and we appeared to be taking better control of the game.
Annoyingly for us, a defensive error gifted them a penalty opportunity and they took full advantage to restore their lead at 2-1. We then fell apart, and they opened up a 3-1 scoreline in the 80th minute as we remained unable to capitalise on far greater efforts.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, manager Mark Warburton said of our efforts on the night.
“The first half was very much nip and tuck and after a loose touch we find ourselves 1-0 down. We had to step up the intensity and speed of ball movement and press higher up the park, which we did. We then looked very good and created chance after chance. We got the equalising goal and looked really sharp, and then we were naive. To have the crowd behind us, be playing in that manner and then concede four minutes after equalising, all the good work was undone. We have to eradicate mistakes and be more clinical in front of goal.”