QPR fans react on Twitter to late defeat

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Queens Park Rangers were beaten 3-2 at Oakwell, but supporters look to positive start on Twitter

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom celebrates his sides third goalBarnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom celebrates his sides third goal

Barnsley beat Sky Bet Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers in an action filled match that ended 3-2 at Oakwell, with Grant Hall sent off for QPR for a second bookable offence. 

Having had the better of the possession for much of the game, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s fell behind as Barnsley took the lead through Marley Watkins before penalties from Tjaronn Chery and Sebastian Poulter put QPR 2-1 up.

Three minutes after taking a 2-1 lead Rangers then conceded a Conor Hourihane goal, before Josh Scowen grabbed the winner as the match finished 3-2.

Barnsley's Marley Watkins celebrates scoring his sides first goalBarnsley's Marley Watkins celebrates scoring his sides first goal

QPR had 52.3% possession, while Barnsley had only 47.7% of the ball as they succumbed to pressure from Hasselbaink’s side. But in terms of clear cut chances the spoils were shared as both sides had 12 shots with Barnsley having the better of shots on target, with 5 compared to QPR's 3. 

Queens Park Rangers have now firmly lost control as leaders of the Championship after victories over Leeds United, Cardiff City and the loss to Barnsley, but it is a slender tight lead that Brighton Hove Albion now have, something that QPR will look to capitalise upon when they face Preston North End on Saturday.

The Hoops were good value for a draw, and looked to be heading for the well earned point only to concede to Scowen late goal.

Barnsley's Conor Hourihane scores his sides second goal from a free kickBarnsley's Conor Hourihane scores his sides second goal from a free kick

With a number of the Hoops chances not converted, Hasselbaink will be less than happy and may look to make improvements on his attack based on this display against Barnsley. 

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkQueens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

But despite defeat the mood amongst most QPR fans was one of praise for the start to the season...

QPR now move on to Preston North End as they look to build a serious bid for promotion from the Championship after Hasselbaink’s tough first season in charge. 

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