Hughes: QPR deserved at least a point against Spurs

19:41 23 September 2012

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes. Photo credit: Jon Buckle/EMPICS

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes. Photo credit: Jon Buckle/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

QPR manager Mark Hughes believes his side deserved at least a point against Tottenham.

Bobby Zamora had given the R’s a half-time lead but Alejandro Faurlin’s own goal and a Jermain Defoe rocket in the space of 95 seconds gave Spurs a 2-1 win.

“We’re scratching our heads somewhat as to how we didn’t get something out of the game.

“I thought our performance from start to finish was excellent.

“We were outstanding in the first half and totally dominated.

“Brad (Friedel) kept them in it during the first half, because we could have been out of sight.

“We took the game to them and were exceptional value for the 1-0 lead at the break.”

However, at the break, Tottenham reorganised and quickly established a 2-1 lead thanks to Faurlin’s own goal and Defoe’s strike.

“They had to change things around at half-time and changed their shape.

“We gave them a little bit of a helping hand with the own goal, but we’re very disappointed with the referee in regard to the second goal.

“There was an initial foul on Esteban and then another on Nedum as he was trying to recover the situation.

“We were disappointed with the performance of the referee on that occasion as well as many others throughout the match.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest QPR news

Dwight Gayle of Crystal Palace hits the post (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Football League loan window is now open and Championship clubs will be looking to do business.

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hopes new signing Nasser El Khayati setting up the winner in the 1-0 victory at home to Ipswich is a sign of things to come for the club.

Charlie Austin  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Slaven Bilic admits Southampton have got a bargain in Charlie Austin.

Alex Smithies had to remain patient before getting a first-team chance at QPR, but is now relishing life at Loftus Road

QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies is looking to build on his promising run in the side and wants to see the team turn recent solid displays into much-needed wins.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport