Mark Warburton was left stewing by another refereeing decision as QPR lost 2-1 to West London rivals Brentford.

The Bees went ahead in the 14th minute through Vitaly Janelt but Lyndon Dykes levelled the score just 12 minutes later.

Striker Ivan Toney scored the winner for Brentford with 64 minutes on the clock and the visitors ended the match with ten men after defender Todd Kane was sent off after receiving a second booking.

But the match at the Brentford Community Stadium could have ended differently with Mads Bech Sørensen bringing down Dykes on the edge of the penalty area late in the first half and Warburton was left seething.

“We conceded a soft goal after 14 minutes and responded so well,” Warburton said. “We scored a tremendous goal, created another chance for Lyndon and then please explain how a guy commits a foul as last man [and isn’t sent off]?

“It’s too important a decision at this level of the game to get so blatantly wrong. We were bemused by the decision and it was a major turning point in the game.

“In the empty stadiums, sometimes the loudest shouts can get rewarded and Todd Kane gets a second yellow card and punished for the loudest shout from their bench. It was a very disappointing evening for many, many reasons.

“The decision has been made now and all of the Sky Sports cameras will show clearly what happened. It was a huge moment in the game and we are more than disappointed with the decision.”

QPR have won just one of their past ten meetings with Brentford in all competitions and sit 15th in the table.

Dykes’ equaliser came through the run of Bright Osayi-Samuel, who crossed into the box and found the striker who volleyed home.

The Hoops had other chances when Yoann Barbet’s free-kick deflected into the side-netting and Dykes had another shot wide.

The QPR boss believes his side will come back stronger after not getting what they deserved from this match.

Warburton added: “There will be a reaction to that because we were hard done by tonight. There will be a controlled anger to that and there has to be because my group of players are feeling sick in there [the dressing room].

“We played very well for long stages of the game and created chances, we showed people that we can come to tough venues and deliver good performances.

“We must have a little bit more belief because the players deserve more than they got from that game for a variety of reasons that I have outlined.

“A little bit more belief and we can be a good side. We are a young squad and are developing but we showed a lot of quality tonight for long stages and deserved more rewards than we got.”