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QPR's Redknapp rues 'disastrous' defending in Fulham loss

Harry Redknapp was rueful after his QPR side basically gifted Fulham three goals in their 3-2 loss at Craven Cottage on Monday night.

R's defender Christopher Samba gave away a penalty and was dispossessed by Damien Duff for Dimitar Berbatov's second before Clint Hill's own-goal gave the home side a healthy advantage.

Despite goals from Adel Taarabt and Loic Remy, and a red card to Steve Sidwell giving QPR hope, they were unable to produce a positive result which disappointed manager Redknapp.

"A disastrous first half cost us, they were the worst goals I've seen in my life," he told Sky Sports. "They were scandalous goals. It was an absolute disaster.

"We came out in the second half and murdered them. We missed another penalty which has cost us again.

"We had enough possession in the second half, when it went 3-2, I thought we would win the game.

"We had twice as many shots as them. I was disappointed with the last 10 minutes. We suddenly started lumping balls up, we opened them up by passing the ball."

The loss has QPR in second bottom position on the Premier League table with seven matches remaining but Redknapp was not letting the situation make him despondent.

He added: "I draw encouragement all the time. We are not giving up. We have got to win at Wigan. We have to keep going at end of the day, we need another 14 points."

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