QPR's recent run of good form came grinding to a halt with a 2-0 loss away to Swansea City.
The defeat leaves Harry Redknapp's side in 19th position with 11 points from 14 games.
During the match midfielder Joey Barton picked up his first booking of the season, and was substituted late on for Junior Hoilett as QPR chased the game.
Barton's display caused plenty of debate on his favourite medium of Twitter, with QPR fans criticising him for giving the ball away too easily.
|Passing Accuracy||Possession Lost||Mins Played|
Barton completed only 72 per cent of his passes, giving the ball away 14 times, but he was not the worst offender, with Niko Kranjcar and Leroy Fer also responsible for doing so 17 times each.
The problem for Barton is there has been a marked difference in his displays before njury, and since his return.
|Match||Passing Accuracy||Possession Lost||Mins Played|
|Joey Barton||QPR vs Sunderland||87%||10||90|
|Joey Barton||Tottenham vs QPR||84%||15||90|
|Joey Barton||QPR vs Hull City||81%||21||90|
|Joey Barton||Swansea vs QPR||72%||14||80|
|Joey Barton||QPR vs Leicester||70%||19||90|
|Joey Barton||Newcastle vs QPR||69%||22||90|
The games in which he has posted the lowest pass completion percentages of his season have all come in the last three games, with 72 per cent last night his highest total across these games.
When he gives the ball away 65 times across the last three matches, it's easy to see why fans have been getting frustrated with him.
Here's a snapshot of reaction to Barton's performance...
Barton has been terrible so far. Anyway, the 1st booking for him as late as in the 14th round - great achievement. #qpr— Tomas Danicek (@TomDanicek) December 2, 2014
No word of a lie or exaggeration but Barton hasn't completed a single pass tonight! #QPR— Dan Rowe (@Danny_rowe88) December 2, 2014
Remember when Barton was injured and our midfield was solid. Harry's dementia out in full force again. #QPR— Jordan Conte (@JordanConte) December 2, 2014
Taraabt may be off in January, but he'll always be better than Barton. You cannot dispute that fact. #QPR— Akshay (@TheAkshayVara) December 2, 2014