‘Martin Olsson’s second minute dismissal for handball was the perfect leg-up’ - what the opposition’s media thought of Norwich City’s defeat at QPR

Norwich City boss Alex Neil insists fragile confidence can be repaired. Picture by Paul Chesterton/F

Norwich City boss Alex Neil insists fragile confidence can be repaired. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

How Get West London reported Norwich City's 2-1 defeat against QPR at Loftus Road.

• Match report

'The defender was dismissed by referee Scott Duncan but made sure he delayed the kick by taking an eternity to leave the pitch.'

'Steve Naismith's goal with 13 minutes left caused the odd home fan's heart to miss a beat before the points were confirmed.'

'Ruddy kept out a Washington shot and a Grant Hall header as Rangers searched for a third, but at the other end another Dorrans' long-ranger cannoned to safety.'


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• Post-match interview with QPR manager Ian Holloway

'We made it tougher than it should have been - but sometimes 10 men can make you look silly. You must press the ball no matter what time of the game it is.'

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' Our team were set slightly defensive but with two strikers, and then Robbo (Jack Robinson) gets injured, and he's our only lefter with Jake Bidwell injured - but Joel Lynch in there was absolutely phenomenal.'

• Five things learned

'Martin Olsson's second minute dismissal for handball was the perfect leg-up' to begin his second stint in the Loftus Road dugout.'

'If Norwich had completed the comeback from 2-0 down, the feel-good factor would have had an early test. Football really is a game of small margins.'

'Norwich being a man light almost from the get go meant he went close to a dry run with Tjaronn Chery in behind the front two of Polter and Washington.'

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