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QPR manager Neil Warnock slams his French star Armand Traore

QPR manager Neil Warnock admitted he was more disappointed with left-back Armand Traore than he was with referee Michael Oliver.

Richard Dunne's last-gasp own goal helped 10-man QPR grab a deserved 1-1 draw from yesterday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa in which Traore saw red for a reckless tackle.

Despite dominating the play, QPR fell behind to a Barry Bannan penalty after a soft-looking decision, before Alan Hutton twice handled the ball in the box at the other end.

Oliver did not give either decision but, while frustrated, Warnock believes QPR can be proud of their performance.

"I thought in today's game the two main decisions went against us," he said.

"When not one Aston Villa supporter behind the goal appeals for a penalty you know there is something wrong. You could have blown him down with the amount of contact you're talking about."

As for Traore's challenge on Marc Albrighton in the 90th minute, which earned him a second yellow, Warnock said: "It was a disgrace. Not the referee, the player. I am going to fine him as much as I can. Total amateur Sunday league sending off."

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