‘It aint over yet’ declares furious QPR boss

Furious QPR manager Harry Redknapp accused the officials of costing his relegation-threatened team at least a point following their defeat against West Brom.

The Baggies’ 2-1 win at Loftus Road meant Rangers returned to the bottom of the Premier League – but Redknapp insisted they can still stay up.

Green felt he was fouled.
Green felt he was fouled.

And he was angry about two crucial decisions by referee Chris Foy.

Albion’s second goal stood despite keeper Rob Green arguing that he had been fouled by Marc-Antoine Fortune as he palmed the ball into his own net.

Then in injury time, Rangers were denied a penalty when Liam Ridgewell’s clear handball went unpunished.

“They were awful decisions. The referee got them totally wrong. How do you not see the penalty? Ridgewell had his hands up.” said Redknapp.

“The linesman said it was murky in that corner and he couldn’t see it. Maybe he should go to Specsavers.

“I hate to hear managers moaning about decisions. I don’t slag referees off. It’s about once a year that I’ll have the hump with a referee.

“But today that was poor. They were two vital decisions that were so important to us.

“How can a keeper play the ball when there’s a fella backing him in? You can’t push him [Fortune] over because it’s a penalty.

“He [Fortune] has got no intention of playing the ball. His only intention was to stop someone getting to the ball and that’s obstruction.”

Rangers rallied after Djibril Cisse pulled a goal back but they were unable to find an equaliser.

But Redknapp declared: “I couldn’t fault the effort. We battered them at the end and just couldn’t get a goal.

“We’re bang in trouble, stuck at the bottom. But it aint over yet, that’s for sure.”

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