FT: Stoke 1 QPR 0

Charlie Adam's second-half winner was enough for Stoke against a QPR side, who had their chances.

FT - Stoke 1 QPR 0.

93
Granero booked for dissent.

93
Stoke have a throw in level with the QPR box.

92
Walters wins a free-kick from Granero on the halfway line.

91
Zamora handles on edge of Stoke box and a free-kick.

90
Whitehead booked for lunge on Diakite.

90
Stoke free-kick fed short and Stoke have it. 4 mins of stoppage time.

89
Jones turns well on halfway and finds Walters as Stoke get hold of the ball.

88
Stoke break but cross from the right is over Jones' head.

87
Cesar saves with his legs from Kightly after Jones' low cross.

85
QPR pressing and Stoke defending deeply, but Bosingwa's long range shot is high and wide.

84
Whelan free-kick is punched away by Cesar and QPR clear.

84
Traore booked for holding back Kightly. Free-kick on the right level with edge of the box.

83
Kightly crosses the ball from the right, but it is easy for Cesar.

82
Kightly drives into box but his shot is blocked and QPR clear.

78
Faurlin off and Zamora on for QPR.

76
Adam off and Whitehead on for Stoke.

74
Jones on and Crouch off for Stoke.

72
Begovic claims Bosingwa's low cross after a one-two with Taarabt.

71
Etherington off and Kightly on for Stoke.

70
Save off the match so far by Begovic to deny Granero the leveller.

70
Granero's shot is well saved by Begovic after fine work by Taarabt on the right.

69
Adam dinks the ball in buit QPR get it clear.

68
Traore brings down Adam 25 yards out and Stoke have a decent position now.

67
Granero's free-kick is bent just wide of the near post. Decent effort, but always going wide.

66
Nzonzi booked for bringing down Taarabt on the edge of the box.

66
The game is end to end at the moment.

65
Hoillett tackled by Wilkinson in the box. Corner.

62
QPR still dictating play, but Stoke still hold the lead.

62
But Taarabt takes it quick and Begovic collects the through ball.

61
faurlin fouled by Walters on halfway.

59
Taarabt eases his way past one man in the box and he then slips it towards goal, but it drifts well wide. Good opportunity.

57
Whelan wins a tackle in midfield and Walters storms away, but Diakite, who is walking a disciplinary tightrope, tackles him.

56
Granero's corner is over everyone and the ball is back with Cesar.

55
Cisse couldn't reach Taarabt's ball in as QPR threaten to equalise,

54
Begovic tips over Taarabt's deflected shot. Good save.

53
Quality finish from Adam, who just dinked a left-footed shot into the far corner after the free-kick wasn't cleared.

52
GOAL! Huth free-kick finds Adam at the far post and he chips into the corner.

51
QPR have the ball in Stoke's half, but not really threatening.

49
Granero tackle by Nzonzi as QPR broke forward.

48
Cameron's run on the left ends with a ball over the bar.

47
Cameron now at left-back and Wilkinson at right-back.

46
Back underway.

QPR have had 54% possession in the first half.

All square at the break. Crouch came closest to breaking the deadlock, but his deflected effort flew just wide.

45
Etherington's free-kick is claimed easily by Cesar.

45
Diakite yellow card after fouling Etherington.

45
Taarabt then curls a right-foot effort a couple of yards wide of Begovic's left post.

44
Stoke give the ball away and Taarabt tries to chip Begovic but the ball flies over. QPR's best chance of the half.

44
A bandage is being applied to Walters' head - Terry Butcher style!

43
Walters has blood streaming down his face after a collision with Traore.

41
Stoke work the free-kick to Huth and his shot is blocked before ball eventually finds Crouch, who sees his shot charged down.

40
Crouch fouled by Ferdinand and a free-kick to Stoke 25 yards out on the left side of the box.

39
Granero corner is a deep one and a the ref awards Stoke a free-kick.

37
Nzonzi's ball in is deflected just wide from Crouch's shot. So close.

36
Cameron's deep angled ball in is met by Walters, but he can only head it wide of the near post.

35
Stoke keeping the ball better and they win a corner on the left after Wilkinson's run.

34
Cameron's cross from the right is headed clear in the box.

32
Whelan's free-kick is cleared to Wilkinson and his shot is blocked on the edge of the box.

32
Free-kick to Stoke by the left corner flag after Diakite's foul.

30
Whelan robs Faurlin on halfway but the ref says it was a foul and it looked that way.

30
Stoke struggling to get hold off the ball with their 4-4-2 formation. QPR bossing it in midfield.

29
Granero fouls Nzonzi and Begovic takes free-kick, which runs all the way through for a goal kick.

28
Etherington comes back on after being injured stopping Granero in the box.

27
Corner to QPR on the right by Granero. Headed away by Crouch.

26
Granero's cross is deflected into the sidenetting after Bosingwa's smart ball.

25
Adam appears to be fouled on halfway by Hoillett but the ref says play on.

24
Crouch heads it down to Walters in the box but his half volley on the turn is high over the bar.

23
Crouch chests it down on the left wing to wing Stoke some possession, but their attack fizzles out.

20
Taarabt squares it to Faurlin 25 yards out but his effort his high over the bar. QPR still on top.

19
Granero dinks a ball in from the right, but Stoke head it clear.

18
Hoillett skips past Cameron on the left but his shot is charged down on the edge of the box.

17
Free-kick to QPR after Huth fouls Taarabt midway inside Stoke territory.

16
Cesar collects with Walters closing in after a long throw from the left.

16
Stoke enjoying some possession and they have a throw on the left wing.

14
QPR probing, but Hoillett strays offside on the left and Begovic takes the free-kick.

12
Begovic with a free-kick inside his own half that goes all the way through to Cesar.

12
Composed start by QPR, who are dominating possession.

10
Adam's attempted cross is headed away by Nelsen for a throw in.

8
Adam just misses with a left-foot shot which deflects off Ferdinand and just wide of the right post.

7
Cisse mis-kicks in the box after fine work by Traore on the left.

7
Taarabt tries to weave between three Stoke players, but Shawcross gets a foot in to clear.

6
Wilkinson with a throw for Stoke level wuth the edge of the QPR box, but the full-back is offside after collecting te return ball.

5
Cisse gets beyond Wilkinson on the right, but his cross is too heavy and over everyone .

4
QPR have settled quickly and have dominated the early possession.

3
Bosingwa crashes a shot high over the bar after cutting in from the right.

2
It comes to nothing and ball comes through to Cesar.

1
Stoke win a corner on the left with Etherington to take.

We're underway at The Britannia.

QPR are 11/4 to secure their first win of the season when they travel to Stoke, who are evens for the victory with a draw 12/5. The Hoops' winless run has seen them cut to 13/8 for relegation while manager Mark Hughes is currently the 7/2 second favourite to be the first Premier League boss to go.

QPR supremo Tony Fernandes talking to the fans at The Britannia,

For QPR, still looking for their first win of the campaign, there was one adjustment from their 1-1 home draw with Reading last Sunday as Alejandro Faurlin comes in for Jamie Mackie.

Edd Irwin from Durban, South Africa, says: I would like to see Owen start a game for a change. We go two nil up and he can come off. I hope Pulis goes for a 4-3-3 today and get three points. I'm going for a 2-0 win.

QPR team: Julio Cesar, Bosingwa, Ferdinand, Nelsen, Traore, Diakite, Faurlin, Granero, Hoilett, Taarabt, Cisse. Subs: Green, Derry, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Zamora.

Stoke team: Begovic, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Nzonzi, Walters, Whelan, Adam, Etherington, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, Jones, Whitehead, Upson, Kightly, Jerome.

Here's an Opta stat for you: The R's are without a win in 18 top-flight away games, losing 15 of them. But their last away win was at Stoke!

James Hill says: A must win for Stoke today who need to get some points on the board. Hoping Pulis goes for 4-4-2 with Etherington to start!

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Good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon's Premier League clash between Stoke and QPR at The Britannia.

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