‘We’re disappointed’ – QPR midfielder left frustrated by Sunderland draw as relegation battle hots up

Isaac Hayden says it was crucial for QPR to take something from Saturday’s goalless draw at Sunderland – but believed the west Londoners had the ability to walk away with all three points from the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats were unable to register a shot on target during the 90 minutes, with QPR – who suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough in their previous outing – forcing five saves from keeper Anthony Patterson.

Marti Cifuentes’ side went close to taking all three points back to London late on when Sinclair Armstrong raced towards goal on a counter-attack and played the ball along the face of goal for Chris Willock, but the former Arsenal youngster fired his effort straight at the Sunderland stopper.

The Hoops are two places above the bottom three and have a one-point advantage with eight games remaining.

“It’s a bit of a disappointment,” Hayden told QPR’s website.
“We deserved to come away with the victory today.

“It was just a case of taking our chances. We had a couple of gilt-edged ones in the first half.

“We didn’t really give them an awful lot today.

“With their trend, supporters and fanbase, if we score early, they go. It’s disappointing we didn’t quite get that today.

“But at this stage of the season, every point is crucial but we’re disappointed we didn’t get three.

“I always felt we were quite in control of the game. I know they were putting bodies forward towards the end and getting into the box, but we were clearing it and dealing with everything that they had.

“But we need to be getting wins at this stage of the season.

“It’s been a big couple of weeks.

“We have played a lot of the bigger teams in the league and we have got good results.

“And going into the international break, it was crucial we got something from today’s game.

“We wanted to win it, but we came off the back of Middlesborough last week, which was a poor performance overall. Today was better. We weren’t at our 100 per cent flowing best, but when you come away from home, it’s crucial not to concede and come away with something.”

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