QPR 2 Reading 3: Mark Hughes ‘extremely disappointed’ with cup exit

QPR 2 Reading 3: Mark Hughes admits his disappointment after the Hoops were beaten by the Royals at Loftus Road

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Mark Hughes admitted he was “extremely disappointed” after Queens Park Rangers twice surrendered a lead to lose to Reading at Loftus Road in the Capital One Cup.

Summer signing Junior Hoilett gave the home side an early lead at Loftus Road with a superb solo effort, but Reading immediately levelled through Kaspars Gorkss.

Djibril Cisse scored a long-range strike to put the Hoops in charge with 16 minutes remaining, but Nicky Shorey’s free-kick and Pavel Pogrebnyak’s 81st-minute winner booked the Royals’ place in the fourth round against Arsenal.

“We are obviously disappointed to go out of the competition because it was one we were keen to progress in,” Hughes told QPR’s website.

“We got ourselves into two winning positions and I expected us to take the game away from Reading but we were unable to do that.

“They got their first equaliser very quickly after we scored, and it does seem to be a problem at the moment that after we score we find it difficult to react in the appropriate way.

“But even after they got their second equaliser, albeit with a fantastic free-kick, I still felt we were the stronger team.”

He added: “They were able to benefit from a number of consecutive errors on our part to score their third goal. It should never have happened, we afforded Pogrebnyak far too much space four yards from goal and he took advantage.”

“Overall, we are extremely disappointed because this is a tournament we wanted to progress in.”

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