Swansea 1 - 1 Queens Park Rangers:Ref’s handball irks Neil Warnock

QPR manager Neil Warnock felt referee Lee Probert made a mistake in not disallowing Swansea’s opening goal in the 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at the Liberty Stadium.

Warnock had seen Danny Graham appear to handle the ball in the build-up to his goal before Jamie Mackie earned the visitors a point in the second half. Warnock said: “I’m disappointed that we haven’t got three points. We got the stuffing knocked out of us. The referee saw it was handball but said it was not intentional. It was a crucial decision.”

Graham fired low into Paddy Kenny’s left-hand corner after being given too much time to turn by Fitz Hall and Luke Young and, not surprisingly, disagreed with Warnock.

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The striker, who has now scored six goals in 11 games, also claimed he should have been awarded a penalty for a foul by Armand Traore. He said: “It definitely was not deliberate [handball]. I think we had a good claim for a penalty in the second half which we were unfortunate not to get.”

Mackie scored for the second game running to earn QPR a thoroughly-deserved point and end a run of three straight defeats. The Scotland forward coolly slotted home his 58th-minute equaliser after Leon Britton’s defensive header had slipped between his own defenders to allow Mackie in on goal.

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel (Moore 57), Williams, Caulker, Richards, Sinclair, Britton, Agustien, Allen, Routledge (Dyer 56), Graham. Subs not used: Tremmel, Dobbie, Monk, Lita, Gower.

QPR: Kenny, Young, Hill, Hall, Traore, Mackie, Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Taarabt, Helguson. Subs not used: Cerny, Orr, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Connolly, Smith, Wright-Phillips.