QPR boss Mark Warburton furious with officials following Brentford defeat


The Rangers boss felt Brentford’s Mads Bech Sorensen need to have been dispatched in the first half.

Furious QPR boss Mark Warburton blasted the match officials for a set of key choices in his side’s 2-1 defeat at west London competitors Brentford.

The former Bees boss was incensed that the hosts’ centre-back Mads Bech Sorensen was not dispatched for a last-man foul on Lyndon Dykes prior to the break.

Warburton also slated referee Matt Donohue for dispensing a late second yellow to Todd Kane as his side went after an equaliser.

“For the first incident our player was there, and it was last man,” he stated.

“There’s no other decision to give other than a sending-off. That’s one of the easiest calls and it’s changed the course of the game.”

He stated Kane’s red card followed Marcus Forss and the Brentford bench “shouted loudest”, including: “We are leaving here with absolutely nothing thanks to some very doubtful choices.

“I’m full of respect for Brentford but it’s a bitter pill to swallow to play like that and come away with nothing. The game changes on those moments.”

Warburton felt his side should have a minimum of a point: “We revealed what we can do, we played football and we’re a young side establishing with new deals with being available in, so this evening we are leaving here sensation very hard done by.

“We controlled the ball well, troubled Brentford and looked dangerous. All we want is consistency and that one moment will stick in my mind for a long time.”

The QPR boss was also crucial of the hosts’ assistance team, including: “I thought we were in lockdown but there were lots of voices in the stadium, which I found quite bizarre.”

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank hailed his side’s durability and strength as strikes from Vitaly Janelt and Ivan Toney guaranteed Dykes’ equaliser eventually counted for absolutely nothing.

The Bees extended their unbeaten run to 7 and Frank stated: “It was a hard match however we played with the exact same strength we ‘d have revealed with 17,500 fans in the arena.

“We got one of those wins that was tight, but we deserved it. We didn’t reach our highest level in terms of dominating but we showed unbelievable attitude together with hard work and in the second half we gave nothing away.”

Frank confessed the yellow card given out to Sorensen was “borderline”, rather choosing to discuss the set-piece winner, Toney’s 13th goal of the season.

“If we had VAR the ref would have looked at it four or five times and then flipped a coin,” he stated. “However I believed we reacted well to a QPR side who are among the top teams in the division and who are good on the ball.

“I have the greatest respect for Mark because he’s done a very good job at QPR, but the ref can only take a decision on what he sees and that was borderline.”

Frank was also fast to applaud the go back to form of winger Bryan Mbeumo, including:”He was on fire and that is so good to see. He was electric in those one-on-one situations and we looked a threat every time we went forward.”

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