By VIKKI ORVICE
BOSS Harry Redknapp refused to blame his players despite the blunders which could cost QPR survival.
Rangers had Bobby Zamora sent off then saw Wigan level after giving away a free-kick four minutes into injury time.
And Adel Taarabt ducked in the wall as Shaun Maloney’s shot went in.
Redknapp said: “I don’t think I’ve had a tougher moment. We did not deserve that.
“That was the cruellest last kick. The players are low, the same as I am. Very low.
“We played with 10 men for nearly all the game and deserved to win.”
Rangers are seven points adrift of safety with just six games left having looked to be heading for a win against fellow-strugglers Wigan.
They had Zamora red carded on 20 minutes when his boot caught the face of Jordi Gomez.
Loic Remy’s stunning strike with five minutes left gave them a lifeline only for Stephane Mbia to concede the vital free-kick.
Redknapp said: “It was a rash challenge from Bobby. He’s sorry, of course he is.
“I don’t quite know where they got four minutes from — I thought it would be three.
“We only had to keep the ball down by their corner. Then we give them a free-kickbut Taarabt did not duck, he jumped in the air and turned his head and it went past his head.
“If you look he’s the only one that’s jumping. I’m not going to blame Adel.
“We’ve hit a post, we’ve had a header gone inches wide, then we get a great goal. The boys didn’t deserve not to win.”
Wigan are still in the bottom three but only trail Sunderland on goal difference.
Boss Roberto Martinez said: “We were poor. That’s the worst performance we have had all season going forward.
“But it is about the character and how you react to that disappointment and our goal was an incredible feeling.”