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GAME OF TWO HALVES

11 January 2014

Christophe disappointed to see Town lose for first time since November as QPR prove too strong after the break

Christophe Berra labelled Town’s 3-1 home defeat to QPR as a game of two halves.

The defender performed well for the Blues but was unable to stop Niko Kranjcar, Gary O’Neil and Armand Traore all finding the back of the net in the second-half, to inflict a first defeat for Town since November.

Tommy Smith did pull a goal back for Mick McCarthy’s side late on, but it was in vain as the R’s left Suffolk with all three points.

“I think today was a real game of two halves,” Christophe told the Club website.  

“You look at the 90 minutes overall and I think we should have probably gone in at half-time in the lead, as we created plenty of chances but just couldn't apply that finishing touch.

“Don’t get me wrong, they had a couple of half chances too but I thought we were really taking the game to them and causing them problems.

“Second-half we wanted to keep that going but they scored a couple of quick goals out of nothing and then we were always chasing the game.

“You saw that with the third goal. We were attacking and a long ball forward by them has seen their guy go through and score to pretty much kill the game off.

“Full credit to QPR though, they took their chances. It’s disappointing but we have the perfect opportunity to put that right against Preston in the FA Cup on Tuesday and that’s what we are focusing on now.” 

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