Washington left fuming after 'goal' decision

STRIKER Conor Washington has spoken about his ‘goal’ against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

The QPR forward looked to have put the R’s ahead at Ewood Park on Saturday when his header in the 61st minute rattled the crossbar before appearing to bounce down across the line.

However, the effort was ruled out and Rovers eventually went on to win the match 1-0 thanks to a stoppage time winner from Sam Gallagher.

“It’s so disappointing, I was fuming at the time,” Washington told www.qpr.co.uk.

“I couldn't see the actual ball as it was behind the goalkeeper, but I could tell from his reaction - combined with how close he was to the line - and watching the ball come down behind him that it must be in. I think the officials were the only ones in the stadium who didn't think so.

“It changed the whole complexion of the game as I couldn't see them coming back from that. That’s the most annoying thing for me, it meant we didn't win the match.”

That would gave seen Washington notch his third goal in as many games with the 24-year-old hitting a purple patch in front of goal in the past week or so.

However, despite the disappointment of returning from Lancashire empty handed the former Peterborough frontman found plenty of positives to draw on.

He said: “What we can take from it was the performance and the work rate and the chances we created.

“It was an absolute kidney punch to lose it in the last minute especially after dominating and playing so well.

“Every away game in the Championship is tough, even going to Blackburn who are in relegation zone. So for us to go there and assert our authority and dominate the game like we did is a real positive.

“The only negative is maybe from a game management point of view we haven't scored in 85 minutes and had one disallowed so maybe it was time for us to shut up shop and take an away point.”

There is little respite in a busy February though, as QPR host high flying Huddersfield Town at Loftus Road this weekend.

The Terriers are going well under boss David Wagner and are fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

But having turned in performances against Reading, Fulham and Newcastle in recent weeks Washington is hoping playing one of the sides in the promotion shake-up will suit the R’s.

“They are a really good side,” he continued. “It will be interesting to see how they come and play against us as I cant see them changing too much and that could play into our hands. Against the teams that seem to have more possession we seem to enjoy it.”

It was an absolute kidney punch to lose it in the last minute.

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