QPR dropped two points, says Warburton

QPR manager Mark Warburton

QPR boss Mark Warburton felt his side dropped two points despite Grant Hall’s late equaliser securing a 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield.

Karlan Grant’s penalty three minutes into the second half gave the visitors the lead at the newly named Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, where Hall headed home and equaliser with seven minutes remaining.

Rangers, who won 2-1 at Stoke on the opening day of the season, battled on after Grant tucked away his spot-kick following Yoann Barbet’s foul on Elias Kachunga and were eventually rewarded.

“I’m full of respect for Huddersfield when I say this, but we’re in the dressing room disappointed because we dropped two points,” Warburton said.

“It was nip and tuck, two good teams in the first half, and both had chances. Then in the second half we lost our shape and paid the price.

“But then I thought we were very good. I thought we were dominant, moved the ball well and created chances.

“We just didn’t take those chances. But we never stopped. We were good in the second half and when we move the ball quickly we look a good team.

Hall’s goal preserved Rangers’ unbeaten start

“You’d take four from six points at the start of the season, but right now we feel we dropped two points.”

Hall, installed as captain by new manager Warburton, is re-establishing himself in the Rangers side after being plagued by knee trouble for more than two years.

The centre-back climbed above Colin Quaner to head home Ryan Manning’s left-wing free-kick.

“He’s come back from a long injury nightmare,” Warburton said.

“He’s worked hard in pre-season and he’s played a big part in getting the camaraderie together.

“I’m delighted for him. Grant and Yoann Barbet were good at Stoke last week and good again today.

“They moved the ball well and they looked confident in possession. All credit to Grant and he deserved the goal.”

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