‘Not good enough’ – QPR boss laments refereeing decisions after Coventry defeat

QPR boss Gareth Ainsworth believed the officiating was “not good enough” for the Championship after his side suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Coventry on Saturday afternoon.

The Sky Blues recorded their first win of the 2023-24 campaign thanks to a double from Elis Simms and a strike from Josh Eccles.

QPR pulled one back from defender Kenneth Paal but they slipped into the relegation zone after the defeat.

“The officiating wasn’t good enough for the Championship,” Ainsworth told BBC Radio London.

“There was an offside goal and an absolutely stonewall penalty. I’ve been in to see the officials and they know and almost apologised. That’s great but doesn’t change the result.

“I’m also gutted at my lads’ 20 minutes where they seemed to collapse. Maybe the offside goal really dented them but we were wide open then for two counter-attacks and that’s very poor.

“At 2-0, Sinclair’s penalty is a stone-waller and that gets us back in the game and we get something out of it.

“But it’s 3-1 at home and I’m not stupid. I’m a football manager. It’s not good enough when people just look at the result and I’m sure the haters will be out there loving this one.”


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