Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s form went from bad to worse as they lost at Loftus Road to Nahki Wells’s only goal of the game.
It was a controversial goal as Luke Ayling got his head to an Eberechi Eze free-kick and the ball fell to Wells, who controlled it with his arm before firing in.
Fair to say it would have easily been ruled out if VAR existed in the Championship.
QPR ended the first half ahead and arguably looked more threatening than their visitors despite having far less of the ball.
The hosts looked dangerous every time they counter attacked, but scuppered their chances.
Leeds got themselves a penalty when Patrick Bamford was played in by Luke Ayling and then taken down by QPR keeper Liam Kelly.
Bamford stepped up and had his spot kick – which went low to the right – saved superbly by Kelly.
The game started to slow down, both Leeds and QPR went close with their chances in the final ten, Pablo Hernandez went the closest on the 80th minute, when he smacked the ball on the outside post.
Two minutes of normal time remaining and a high tackle on Geoff Cameron saw Phillips make no complaints as he was sent off, meaning he is now suspended for three matches. Something that could prove costly in Leeds’ promotion hopes.
Cameron and visiting defender Luke Ayling were also booked in the aftermath of the incident.
People tweeting about Kalvin Phillips being sent off like “Hahahah yes KP love that”
He suspended for three games now the petulant fucking child if that was berradi just imagine the timeline
— Aiden (@aidenleeds1919) January 18, 2020
— Woody (@Mister_Forest) January 18, 2020
Kalvin Phillips, showing exactly the mentality of this team, absolutely fucking idiotic #LUFC
— Alex Metcalf (@AlexMetcalfLUFC) January 18, 2020
Take the £30m right now
— James (@JamesWood501) January 18, 2020
It's the most wonderful time of the year ??? pic.twitter.com/0Pem615fRp
— Steve Hinchliffe (@SteveHinchliff6) January 18, 2020
— rock n roll star (@mxxkkali) January 18, 2020
Kalvin Phillips for England pic.twitter.com/MZitmec63y
— Robert Gilbert (@RobGilbz) January 18, 2020
@urghbusani: Is that the EFL’s fault as well then
@NiallBranton: He’s fed up with it all aswell…
@leenashley: We are in fucking free fall and now no @Kalvinphillips for 3 games FFS! #lufc
@CraigAllenlufc: Why the fuck would you do that you fucking prick @Kalvinphillips get gone we dont need you
@D_I_N_G: I have sympathy with @Kalvinphillips. He lost his head, & it will cost us, but he’s sick & tired of being the best player in a team that only has 12/13 options every week. We just aren’t deep enough to get out of this league. He knows it. We know it. He’s tired. I’m tired. #LUFC
@lufclad861: @LiamCooper__ @Kalvinphillips don’t bother with the apology tweets today lads seeing it every week these days just simply not good enough
@AlexRichards222: Kalvin Phillips ? some challenge that was