West Bromwich Albion manager Roberto Di Matteo has admitted that mistakes by his goalkeeper were to blame for the side coming away from Queen's Park Rangers empty-handed on Saturday.

Jay Simpson pounced on a mistake from goalkeeper Scott Carson to fire them ahead after 13 minutes, while Matt Connolly finished a flowing move for the second five minutes later.

Chris Brunt pulled one back before the break for the Baggies, but Carson was at fault again when Akos Buzsaky's 35-yard free-kick bounced over him and in off the post to secure only Rangers' second win in 12 matches.

Defeat was damaging for Albion, who slipped below Nottingham Forest into third place and are now nine points behind leaders Newcastle.
 Di Matteo admitted Carson's blunders were costly but was unhappy with the display as a whole.

"It's a team performance. We made individual mistakes but it is 11 people on the pitch," he said. "We started badly and, against any team, when you give away two goals in the first 20 minutes, it becomes very difficult to win.

"We said we needed to keep solid in the first 20 minutes - but we did exactly the opposite. They were terrible goals to give away."