QPR boss Mark Warburton admitted Wigan were much better first half, but felt his men should have equalised int he second half

Wigan's Kai Naismithputs his head where it hurtsWigan's Kai Naismithputs his head where it hurts
Wigan's Kai Naismithputs his head where it hurts
Boss Mark Warburton felt his QPR team paid the price for not being clinical in front of goal against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night at the DW Stadium.

The visitors were beaten 1-0 thanks to a Kieffer Moore strike in the first half.

In truth, the home side missed a glut of chances to win by more but Warburton was left to rue a golden opportunity missed by his team in the second half.

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Ilias Chair's point-blank effort was brilliantly saved by Marshall and could have seen Rangers return south with a point.

"I think for their first-half performance they probably deserved to win the game," said Warburton.

"They got the goal and deserved to be in front.

"But if you look at the game again and look at the two or three chances, especially ones which came so early in the game we have got to take them and we didn't take them.

"Then in the second half, I thought we were much, much better.

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"I was pleased with our substitutions, I thought they made a difference and then we have to score in the second half.

"No disrespect to Wigan, we knew they would be angry and up for it, if it had gone 1-1 and we were in control in the second half, I think we would have been in a good position.

"I would have been very happy with that position but you've got to take your chances.

"They probably wanted it more than us in the first half.

"They have had some shocking news in the week and we knew they would be united together and angry.

"But we came out second half much better and we have to score, we can't miss from basically six yards out from the middle of the goal."