Jan 28 2012 By Yann Tear
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MARK Hughes believes ref Mike Dean got it wrong with the penalty that settled the west London derby – but admits his own side did not do enough to beat Chelsea.
Rangers can feel hard done by after losing a tight match so controversially.
Clint Hill was penalised for bumping into Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata converted the spot kick, but the award looked very harsh on the home side.
“I was obviously disappointed with the penalty, which was very harsh on us, I thought,” said the QPR boss.
“I think Mike Dean will be a little bit disappointed when he sees the decision he's given.
“I think he said to Paddy Kenny that he had to give the decision, because the lad was going to head the ball in, which wasn't my take on it.
“I just felt Daniel Sturridge went down a little bit easy and unfortunately for us, he's given a penalty.”
Hughes added: “We're disappointed, because we worked exceptionally hard today in terms of our discipline and making sure we had a good defensive shape.
“Basically, they implemented everything I asked them to and all in all I was pleased with the effort and the performance and disappointed that we haven't got any reward.
“We probably didn't do enough to win but we could very easily have got a draw out of the game.
“It wasn't a game of full-blooded tackles but that was a consequence of Chelsea retaining possession quite well and ourselves making sure we weren't exposed by their good play. It was never going to be that sort of game, I would suggest.”