QPR manager Gareth Ainsworth felt the officiating was “not good enough” for the Championship after his team was defeated 3-1 at home by Coventry on Saturday afternoon.
Elis Simms’ double and Josh Eccles’ strike gave the Sky Blues their first victory of the 2023-24 season.
QPR pulled one back through defender Kenneth Paal, but the result dropped them into the relegation zone.
“The officiating wasn’t good enough for the Championship,” Ainsworth admitted to BBC Radio London.
“There was an offside goal and a stonewall penalty.” I went to visit the officials, and they were aware and almost apologized. That’s fantastic, but it doesn’t change the outcome.
“I’m also disappointed with my lads’ 20-minute collapse.” Perhaps the offside goal really hurt them, but we were wide open for two counter-attacks, which is absolutely terrible.
“At 2-0, Sinclair’s penalty is a game-changer, and it gets us back in the game and gives us something to play for.”
“But it’s 3-1 at home, and I’m not a moron.” I manage a football team. It’s not good enough when people only look at the end result, and I’m sure the detractors will love this one.”