Sheffield Wednesday boss Luhukay slates team’s defending after defeat at QPR

​Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay admitted his side were punished for some sloppy defending in their defeat at QPR.

Wednesday were beaten 3-0 at Loftus Road, where Nahki Wells, on as a substitute, fired home with seven minutes remaining after goals from Tomer Hemed and Luke Freeman.

“In our defending we were not consistent enough and did not clear the dangerous moments. The goals were too easy,” Luhakay said.

“We were not strong enough to win and the result of 3-0 says something about this game.

“At 1-0 we had three or four moments when the ball was not lucky for our strikers to ​score​ and then QPR came one time in the second half and scored a second goal.

“Our team did not give up. But the third goal we also gave away, losing the ball in a dangerous area.

“When you do that you invite the opponent to score the third goal and then it’s over.

“In possession we were poor. We could not keep the ball and every time the ball went to one of our strikers we were losing the ball.

“The crucial moment was the second goal. Before that you must make it 1-1 and the game maybe goes in a different direction.”