QPR boss Mark Warburton believes his side’s 2-1 defeat to Hull on Sunday was self-inflicted and could have been prevented with Rangers having taken the lead.

The R’s opened the scoring in the 20th minute when midfielder Ilias Chair fired a low shot into the bottom corner.

But Warburton’s side soon rocked and Rangers keeper Joe Lumley spilled a cross to allow George Honeyman to equalise before Jackson Irvine stole all three points for the Tigers with a minute to play.

“We have dominated a game of football from start to finish, we have had chance after chance but then give away two very soft and needless goals,” said the R’s boss.

“We need to be better, we are better than that but it’s about results and putting the ball in the back of the net and defending your own goal.”

QPR have kept only one clean sheet in 14 home games under Warburton as the boss was left frustrated with his team sinking to 15th in the table.

But he still managed to steal a couple of positive thoughts from the defeat.

“I was pleased with the football we played at times and the intensity and the way we controlled the ball,” he added.

“I thought we moved it in a really positive way but just couldn’t get the goal we needed.

“At 1-0 we should’ve quickly made it two, but after going ahead we give away a needless goal and obviously that takes a bit out of the players but we reacted well in the second half.

“We controlled the play, we had corner after corner but we just couldn’t get that final touch and goals win games, and we haven’t got what we deserved.

“If you play poorly and lose a game of football you put your hands up, however today we have lost a game and I am mystified by it.”