R's boss questions refereeing decision

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QPR boss Neil Warnock was unhappy with a refereeing decision in the 1-1 draw at Portsmouth.

Rangers goalkeeper Paddy Kenny saved a Liam Lawrence penalty but the former Stoke midfielder was allowed to retake the kick and scored.

Warnock said: "Both Paddy Kenny's feet were on the line when he (Liam Lawrence) took the penalty. I'm absolutely disappointed with the decision."

He added: "If the referee is going to do that, there was someone two metres inside the area when Lawrence took the second one. That's if we're being picky. The first one was a fantastic save.

"You could say justice was served, but I am disappointed we haven't won it, if I am honest.

"Apart from a shot that hit the bar in the first half [from John Utaka] I don't think Paddy had that much to do. We could have been a bit more clinical. But I just thought it was a good game with two good teams. We felt an injustice, but it's a hard league. I felt it was a good game in the conditions. I really enjoyed it and it didn't need something like that.''

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