Search

Mistake hurt our chances moans QPR boss Holloway

PUBLISHED: 19:59 26 August 2017 | UPDATED: 19:59 26 August 2017

Cardiff City's Lee Peltier (left) and Queens Park Rangers' Conor Washingto battle for the ball (pic Adam Davy/PA)

Cardiff City's Lee Peltier (left) and Queens Park Rangers' Conor Washingto battle for the ball (pic Adam Davy/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway was rightly angry at the way his team conceded their first goal on the way to defeat at Cardiff City.

Up to that point it had been an even game, with Matt Smith heading the visitors in front in Wales.

But Alex Smithies saw his clearance rebound off Junior Hoilett into the net, following an underhit backpass from Nedum Ohuoha, to gift the hosts an equaliser and Sol Bamba headed what proved to be the winner in first-half stoppage time.

Nonetheless, Holloway admitted the 2-1 scoreline was a fair result and said: “On the balance of play it was a fair result. Cardiff created a lot of chances and I thought their front three were difficult to contain.

“But the game changed when we conceded the first goal. The manner of it was disappointing and we could have dealt with it a lot better. It knocked the stuffing out of us.

“The game was always going to be tough and then we go and do that. We could have snuck one at the end, but this is up there with the best Cardiff teams I’ve seen.”

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock moved to downplay his team’s promotion hopes, despite seeing the Bluebirds go three points clear at the top of the Championship table after a fifth successive triumph.

The 68-year-old has got Cardiff playing for him, but stayed cool at the full-time whistle, saying: “Our supporters will be dreaming, but I know in this league your form can turn and you can quickly lose three or four games on the spin. I’m still delighted with the result.

“If we can be in and around the top four by the end of our September and October fixtures, then I think we’ll have a decent chance of the play-offs. We’ll have to wait and see, but I thought we started sluggish. We showed character to get back into the game and scored two good goals.

“I don’t know what the supporters pay to get in here, but you can’t tell me it’s not value for money. This is a wonderful place to be right now and I’m enjoying it.”

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

10:00

Pete Carroll would relish a return to Wembley after his Seattle Seahawks received a rapturous reception in a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Yesterday, 20:56

Harrow collected three points on their travels with this emphatic win in Somerset after superb strikes from wing-backs George Moore and Ryan Haugh and a stand-out display from goalkeeper Hafed Al-Droubi.

Yesterday, 13:43

Hendon bounced back from the disappointment of their Wednesday night FA Cup exit at Chippenham with a come-from-behind victory over Hartley Wintney on Non-League Day, a win that lifted them to second in the Evo-Stik Southern League South Premier Division.

Yesterday, 10:11

Wealdstone ground out a narrow win to beat Hampton & Richmond in a terrific encounter on Non-League Day, with the win taking the Stones up to fourth place.

Yesterday, 08:00

.This response is typical of the sort of excuse that Brent’s planners come up with, writes Philip Grant, Kingsbury (full address supplied), in response to an e-mail from Brent Council’s planning team about his Wembley Stadium concerns (“Stadium view is vanishing”, Times):

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The world’s best track cyclists are set to descend on London from December 14-16 as the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup makes its long-awaited return to Lee Valley VeloPark.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky is excited to return to his European roots when his side play in the NBA 2019 UK match against New York Knicks.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Once again, politicians are changing our wards to suit themselves, not our

residents.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now