Harry Redknapp reckoned an opening goal from QPR would have sunk Albion last night.
And he was desperately frustrated that they didn’t get it.
Albion boosted their play-off hopes – and probably ended QPR’s dreams of automatic promotion – by beating them 2-0 at the Amex.
But even Redknapp was surprised how much of the ball his men enjoyed.
He said: “I thought it would be a hard game but it wasn’t that hard a game, even though we lost.
“I’m the first to hold my head up when we get beat. We were useless at Nottingham Forest.
“But I thought for 80 minutes (last night) was as good as I’ve seen us play.
“We didn’t take our chances. We got great opportunities and I just felt we didn’t get a break.
“We were solid at the back, we were strong everywhere. It just needed a goal.
“I think if we had got our noses in front there would have been no problem.”
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