QPR fans react on Twitter to Joey Barton's performance v Swansea

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QPR fans were not particularly impressed with Joey Barton's display against Swansea.

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 AccuracyPossession LostMins Played
Karl Henry 87% 5 90
Niko Kranjcar 74% 17 90
Joey Barton 72% 14 80
Leroy Fer 69% 17 90

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.

  MatchPassing AccuracyPossession LostMins 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... 

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