Austin miss sees QPR's Premiership return begin in defeat
QPR 0 Hull City 1
Published 17/08/2014 | 02:30
QPR's return to the Premier League began in defeat as James Chester's second-half header gave Hull victory.
Rangers were handed a golden opportunity to salvage a draw in the 84th minute when referee Craig Pawson awarded the hosts a penalty but Charlie Austin's effort was saved by Allan McGregor.
Steve Bruce was disappointed with Craig Pawson's decision to award the penalty and believes the rule regarding handball needs to be clarified.
"The referees have got to get together and realise they're making a mockery of it - it's supposed to be deliberate," Bruce said. "Chester has got his hand by his side, the ball is a yard away and probably travelling at 50 miles per hour - what's he supposed to do? "We need to have a bit of common sense."
Robert Snodgrass, who joined Hull from Norwich, had a disappointing debut and was replaced before half-time.
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