Live: QPR 1 Stoke 0 F/T

Well I'm sure that you will agree that it was an exciting match filled with drama until the very last. I hoped that enjoyed it as much as the fans inside Loftus Road who are partying like the have won the title. Thank you for joining us and please stay tuned for all the post match reaction.

Fans are running onto the pitch as Rangers fans explode in delight. Cisse and his team-mates are being mobbed. It's a result that goes a long way to keeping them in the Premier League.

The referee blows for full-time

A long throw from Delap causes panic in the area, it lands to Crouch who tries a hook volley that drifts just wide.

Loftus Road is absolutely rocking as the fans sense what could be a vital vital win.

Rangers are trying to keep the ball in the Stoke half

The fans groan out as four minutes are held up for added time.

Cisse is unmarked at the far post and sweeps home Ferdinand's header.

GOAL!!!! CISSE!!!!!

Crouch rises in the area and just heads wide. It would have been a hard blow for Rangers.

Walters darts to the near post to head in an inviting cross but Onouha manages to get there just before him

Delap launches another throw into the area but Hill grows into a giant to head the ball away

Bothroyd tries to get onto Cisse's flick but Upson shields him from the ball

Rangers win a corner which finds corner at the back post but he heads tamely over

Hughes has rolled the dice as he tries to conjure a goal in these last minutes

Zamora replaced by Bothroyd

Derry replaced by Wright-Phillips

Walters shows his defensive discipline to get back and nick the ball of Mackie in his own area.

Walters tries to head the ball back across the area from a deep cross but it as catch by Kenny

Jones replaces Jerome

Cisse forces a quality save from Sorensen as his header skims off the turf but he manages to claw it away.

Time is ebbing away for Rangers. Taarabt opts to shoot when he should have slide a pass out to Cisse.

Zamora misses his header after a sweet delivery by Barton from the left. They are really stepping up the pressure though.

Stoke are showing they can play a bit of football too as they put together a string of passes before trying to release Fuller but Onuoha gets back well

Shotton accidently steps on Taarabt's hand as the Rangers midfielder falls under a challenge.

Jerome breaks away for Stoke as he leads the counter attack but his pass to Walters is behind him and the move breaks down

Taarabt has another effort as he drifts from the left touchline and fires a hot over

Taiwo takes it and it hits the wall. The ball comes back to him and he fires it straight into the wall as Stoke defend the situation

Zamora wins a free-kick on the edge of the Stoke area

Zamora just fails to get on the end of the resulting corner as they look for this goal.

Stoke, who are in mid-table, are not giving Rangers an inch. It's not more evident than Huth again matching Mackie stride for stride before he tackles him but Mackie win a corner

Barton shows real bravery as he throws his body in the way of Huth's thunderous volley.

Huth again proves to be an immovable object for Mackie as he is again out muscled by the Stoke man as he tries to round him

Taarabt should have done better. He lost his man with a good bit of skill but gives the ball away with a stray pass to Barton

Shotton's low cross is poor and is easily cleared but only as far as Whelan 30-yards out from goal. But he can only blaze over

Rangers will draw hope from their good home form as they need a win now more than ever.

Fuller clashes with Onuoha as they both go up for a header. The Stoke striker catches him with an arm but it is not intentional

Rangers need to find a goal here and they are stepping up their attacks.

Stoke show their determination again as Cisse cuts in from the left flank and unleashes a shot which is blocked

Cisse has his first run of the game as he picks the ball up on the left flank but his cross is overhit

Huth uses his immense strength to ease Mackie off the ball as he tries to back up the German defender.

It's not taken long for Mark Hughes to make the expected change. Cisse is in the action and primed to break the deadlock.

Buzsaky is replaced by Cisse

Back to the action, Fuller has just curled a left foot effort just past the far post.

Nigel says: 2-0 to the R's

Anne has emailed in saying: Stoke are famously generous when there's nothing to play, for so I expect QPR to get the points. It won't help them though as Bolton will also take three at the Britannia on the last day. That double's a nice little earner.

Fuller does well to get a cross in but Crouch misses his header while unmarked in the area. Great chance.

Stoke begin the second half and Pulis has tried to limit Taarabt's influence with the introduction of Shotton

Shotton replaces Wilson at start of second half

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It's been an entertaining game so far in which both sides really should have scored. Rangers are showing plenty of spirit and have had chances. But with Cisse on the bench, Hughes could be tempted to throw the Frenchmen on after the interval to score the vital goals.

Ref blows for half time.

Taarabt is again dictating the Rangers attack and tries a slide rule pass to Mackie but Sorensen races to the feet of Mackie to grab the ball.

Rangers stand firm as two minutes of added time is held up

Stoke win a free-kick which gives them an opportunity to fire their men forward.

Derry is judged to have fouled Crouch as he tries to win a header against the big man. But Crouch shows he can be useful in his own area too.

Back to the action. Crouch is penalised for a foul as he tries to win a header in the Rangers area after a long free-kick up field

Delap looked set to come off with Whitehead stripped and ready to come on but Delap insisted he was fit to carry on.

There looks like a bit of movement on the Stoke bench as they prepare a sub.

Zamora produces a neat touch to Mackie as he tries to get him away down the right. But Huth sticks to his task and puts in a good tackle.

Shawcross punts the ball into the stands as he clears a Taarabt low cross as the Stoke defence stand firm.

Onuoha manages to get forward from his right-back slot and gets to the byline but he is unable to cut the ball back for a team-mate.

Barton should have scored. Zamora wins the ball crosses for his skipper who has a free header but his effort is caught by Sorensen.

Walters does well down the right and delivers an inviting cross to Jerome who is injured as he tries to direct the ball towards goal.

Sorensen manages to gather Onuoha's cross which looked like it might trickle through too Taarabt.

Barton curls a sweet trike over the bar from the edge of the area. Zamora does well to hold off a challenge and lay the ball off for his skipper.

Taarabt is again at the hub of the Rangers attack. His shot is charged down and falls to Mackie but his shot is also blocked

Taarabt is still causing problems down this left flank and his dummy earns him a yard before he is brought down by Jerome

Another Delap throw is launched into the area but again they manage to clear the danger....just

Taarabt looks the person most likely to score or have an assist that will secure Rangers a goal

Huth wastes a great opportunity to put in a quality delivery. Stoke catch Rangers napping with a quick throw in but in space and with time, Huth fires his cross into the stands

Taarabt is continuing to torment Wilson and wins another free-kick, The resulting kick is punched out by Sorensen

Jerome does well to track back and cuts out an intended pass to Taiwo from Derry

Taarabt picks up the ball and charges towards goal, short on options, he checks inside but his thumping effort is blocked by the Stoke defence

Fuller, starting only his second game of the season is starting to be more prominent

Fuller is stopped in his tracks as he tries to lend a counter attack for Stoke

Rangers are still probing and none more so than Taarabt who hreally looks up for the challenge today.

Zamora tries to meet a cross but he was sandwiched between Huth and Shawcross who ensure he fails to make contact

Taarabt tries to squeeze a pass through to Mackie but it was intercepted by Huth

Crouch flicks on another long Delap throw which falls to Jerome but his swings an air shot at the ball.

Another Delap corner causes concern for Rangers as Shawcross turns and blazes his shot over form 10 yards.

Taarabt's 35-yard free-kick is saved by Sorensen. Barton latches onto the spilled ball but he shoots into the side netting.

Taarabt has nutmugged Wilson with a superb piece of skill from a ball that is fizzed into him by Barton to win a free-kick.

Rangers survive a Stoke corner directed to Crouch but they manage to clear the danger.

Stoke are winning the the majority of their headers in attacking areas as they launch their long balls into the Rangers half

Crouch brings the ball down on his chest but his angled volley is charged down.

Taarabt has just produced a dazzling piece of skill out on the left as he glides past Wilson but loses the ball after a heavy touch.

The first Delap long throw in is dealt with well by the Rangers defence.

Jerome has just missed a sitter!!! Crouch flicked the ball on and from eight yards out, Jerome volleys wide. Great chance.

Mackie surges down the right flank and cuts the ball back towards Taarabt but he did not react quick enough to the pass

Rangers kick off their final home game of the season.

The teams are out and we are now just seconds away from getting this crucial game started.

Rangers fans have ensured it is a sell out crowd at Loftus Road as they face a Stoke side with a woeful away record. Will they prove to be the perfect opponents for the Hoops. We will have the answer after 90 pulsating minutes.

As usual we welcome all your predictions, opinions and thoughts on how you see this game developing.

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Asmir Begovic has been replaced by Thomas Sorensen as Pulis looks to help the Danish keeper prepare for Euros this summer.

Tony Pulis has named an attacking line up with four strikers in his starting line up. Jerome has been rewarded with a starting place after his goal in his last outing after coming on as sub.

Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Whelan, Wilson, Delap, Fuller, Walters, Crouch, Jerome Substitutes: Begovic, Shotton, Woodgate, Whitehead, Etherington, Palacios, Jones

QPR: Kenny, Hill, Taiwo, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Derry, Taarabt, Buzsaky, Barton, Mackie, Zamora Subs: Cerny, Hall, Gabbidon, Traore, Wright-Phillips, Bothroyd, Cisse

The teams are out warming up and Rangers have made one change from the last time they played with Adel Taarabt replacing Djibril Cisse.

The sense of anticipation is building around the ground as a nerve racking 90 minutes for Rangers fans lies ahead.

Good afternoon and welcome to the afternoon's action from Loftus Road.

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