I can understand the fact that Mark Hughes is not happy after his QPR side lost to Arsenal at the Emirates yesterday, but the Welshman needs to engage his brain before opening his mouth. QPR are still without a Premier League win this season and are rooted to the bottom of the league, but Hughes blames yesterday’s defeat on Thomas Vermaelen and the referee.
Arsenal were far from fantastic yesterday, but they were still the team making the chances and should have scored before Mbia got himself sent off. Cazorla will still be wondering how he missed from the middle of the box after Walcott’s cross.
Mbia saw a red card a few minutes later for kicking out at Vermaelen, despite having been awarded a free kick, but Sparky thinks it was unfair.
“We’re disappointed because the linesman had already given the foul to us.
“Stefan has taken a swing but there was no contact, but Vermaelen has made a meal of it and the referee warranted that it was a straight red.”
Maybe Hughes spent too much time with Joey Barton last season, but he seems to think you can attack people as long as you have been awarded a free kick or you fail to cause them real damage. QPR were lucky not to have Granero sent off earlier, and should accept the fact that they did not do enough.
Hughes is labouring under the delusion that his team were on the verge of winning the match when Mbia lashed out. He does have a point when he says that Arteta was offside, but these things happen. We got a bit of good luck but we have had plenty of bad.