Queens Park Rangers were dumped out of the Carabao Cup last-16 after losing to League One outfit Sunderland on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the 90 minutes.
The west Londoners were denied a place in the quarter-finals of the competition after a hugely controversial offside decision went against them in the closing stages of the match.
Substitute Charlie Austin headed the ball into an empty net, but his effort was disallowed despite Dennis Cirkin clearly keeping the 32-year-old and Albert Adomah onside.
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock at Loftus Road, though. Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Burge kept out Yoann Barbet’s half-volley and Lyndon Dykes’ shot after he latched on to a misplaced pass.
While Carl Winchester failed to capitalise on two decent chances at the opposite end for the Black Cats before Aiden McGeady went close to stealing the victory for the visitors in the final minute.
Austin, Ilias Chair and Barbet then missed their spot-kicks for QPR in the shoot-out, condemning the west London outfit to a disappointing defeat.
However, one player let Mark Warburton’s charges down more than most.
So often, creative midfielder Chair is the one charged with providing the spark to unlock stubborn defences, but he was woefully below his usual best on Tuesday night.
As per SofaScore, the 23-year-old was awarded a match rating of just 6.0, the lowest total received by any player on the pitch. And the lowest of any Rs player by quite some margin, even despite their defeat, highlighting just how much poorer he was compared to the rest of his side.
And when taking a closer look at his underlying numbers, it’s easy to understand why.
Chair found a teammate with just two of his nine attempted crosses, lost possession a whopping 22 times (the most in the match) and failed to win any of his eight duels.
It was certainly a night to forget for the Morocco international, but with Nottingham Forest coming up on Friday, he won’t have to wait long before getting a chance to make amends.