Warburton savours dramatic QPR win

QPR manager Mark Warburton was delighted with his team’s first win in eight matches but admitted they still have much to learn.

Dominic Ball’s superb injury-time strike gave Rangers a 3-2 victory after Cardiff had come back from two down to equalise.

After Yoann Barbet’s clumsy foul on Kieffer Moore, Joe Ralls tucked away the resulting penalty.

And after a handball by Conor Masterson, Ralls scored from the rebound after his second spot-kick was saved by keeper Seny Dieng.

Rangers’ display in a one-sided first half, in which Ilias Chair and Todd Kane scored, showed their potential.

“In the first half we played very well and looked a very good team,” Warburton said.

“Energy was the key for us today. We played with real intensity and purpose. We got into good areas and were dangerous.

“But it’s a 90-minute game. We’ve got to learn from the second half, where we shot ourselves in the foot by giving away ridiculous penalties.

“From a comfortable position – we should have been 3-0 up – it’s 2-2 and they’re putting balls in our box.

“When you’re in the area against good forwards you’ve got to make good decisions, and on those occasions we didn’t.”

Warburton added: “The players were angry because they felt we should have more points than we did.

“They’ve worked hard in training and showed their quality today. I think we deserved to win.

“They’re a good squad of players and when they play the game I know they’re capable of playing, we’re a good side.”

Warburton believes defender Masterson, who replaced the suspended Rob Dickie, will learn from his mistake.

“Young Conor’s a young guy learning the game,” he said.

“You learn by that and it’s good to learn and win the game – you don’t want to have that situation and have it hanging over you when you’ve lost the game.”