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6 May 2012
• Loftus Road Stadium, London
Referee: A. Marriner
• Attendance: 17319
Queens Park Rangers
D. Cissé 89'
West Brom's leveller at Bolton brings even more happiness to Rangers fans. However with a trip to the Etihad coming in the last game of the season survival is still not yet secured.
90' + 4'
It is all over! For so long it looked like being a terrible day for QPR but they've sneaked a victory right at the death. Fantastic scenes at Loftus Road.
90' + 4'
Nearly agony for QPR. A long throw by Rory Delap causes havoc. It falls to Crouch who helps the ball on but just wide thankfully for all Rangers fans.
90' + 1'
The QPR fans are ecstatic. They know survival is in their own hands.
Assist Anton Ferdinand
Goal Djibril Cissé
GOAL! Amazing scenes at Loftus Road. A corner whipped in by Tarrabt is headed across by Anton Ferdinand and it falls to Cisse who taps the ball home. What a vital goal for Rangers.
A corner from Whelan is met by Crouch but it goes just wide. Relief for the Rangers fans.
Rangers need a goal but Stoke look the more threatening at the moment.
Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jay Bothroyd have had disappointing seasons but that will be all forgotten if they can help forge an opening for Rangers.
Inside the last ten minutes and Rangers simply must score.
Substitution: Kenwyne Jones replaces Cameron Jerome for the visitors.
Chance for Rangers! A deflected cross in from the left by Taiwo is met by Cisse but his attempt is well saved by the Stoke stopper.
Tarrabt's deflected shot is easily gathered by Sorensen.
Crosses are coming in from all angles but Stoke are dealing with the aerial bombardment comfortably.
Rangers know they need a goal and are starting to take control of possession but chances are few and far between.
A free kick outside the box is struck straight into the wall by Taiwo. It is getting desperate for Rangers now.
The home side are forcing the odd corner but look no closer to forcing the crucial breakthrough.
The crowd are getting behind their team but its Stoke who look the more dangerous.
Glenn Whelan has a try from 25 yards but it flies well over the bar.
QPR are probing but are failing to get beyond the Stoke backline.
With Rangers needing a goal Stoke will fancy their chances of coming away with all three points here.
Desperate for a goal Mark Hughes sends on Djibril Cisse for Amos Buzsaky
The Rangers fans are trying to spur on their side but it just isn't happening for them at the moment.
So close to an opening goal from Ricardo Fuller. His curling left shot just goes past the left hand post.
Rangers really struggling to keep hold of the ball at the moment.
Great ball in from Ricardo Fuller for Peter Crouch who strangely completely misses the free header.
And we are underway in this crucial second half for QPR.
Both teams have had chances to go infront but have wasted them. Unsurprisingly Stoke look most dangerous from set pieces whilst Adel Tarrabt is the danger man for Rangers.
45' + 2'
And the ref blows the half time whistle.
45' + 2'
Tarrabt fizzes a ball across towards Zamora but Sorensen deals with the danger.
45' + 1'
One consolation for Rangers is that they have dealt well with the various set pieces the vistors have thrown at them.
A part from a few chances the home side haven't really threatened and Stoke look comfortable.
The home fans are becoming restless as Rangers are struggling to break down Stoke.
At the moment with Bolton beating West Brom, QPR are heading into the relegation zone. They desperately need a goal.
Great chance! Free header for Barton after a ball into the box by Zamora but his header is straight at Sorensen.
Cameron Jerome needs treatment from the physio after challenging for the ball in the QPR box but he appears to be okay
Joey Barton tries his luck from outside the box after good holdup play from Bobby Zamora but his curling effort goes over the bar.
Tarrabt continues to cause danger coming in off the flank. He may be the key man for Rangers today.
Rory Delap is delivering many long throw ins into the box but Rangers are defending stoutly so far.
Tarrabt wins a free kick and whips a dangerous ball into the box but Sorensen punches the ball to safety.
The crowd seems to have quietened as the importance of this match dawns on the home fans. Rangers simply must win.
A quick break from a Rory Delap throw leads to Tarrabt breaking but his shot is blocked
Possession is changing hands quite regularly as both sides struggle to create opportunities.
QPR are desperate for a win but the visitors are making it difficult for them at the moment.
The ball breaks for Ryan Shawcross after a corner but he fires a shot well wide of the goal
Tarrabt nearly opens the scoring from a freekick. A fine low shot forces a good save from Thomas Sorensen. Joey Barton met the rebound but could only hit the side netting from a tight angle.
Adel Tarrabt is showing some delightful touches in the opening stages.
Stoke are starting to look dangerous forcing a few corners placing Rangers under pressure.
Big chance for the vistors. An angled ball from Matthew Upson is knocked on by Peter Crouch sending Cameron Jerome clean through but he spurns the opportunity firing wide.
QPR have started on the front foot dominating possession
And we are underway!
Thomas Sorensen replaces Asmir Begovic in goal for the visitors after the Potters' 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend. Glenn Whelan replaces Dean Whitehead, Ricardo Fuller and Cameron Jerome also come in for Matthew Etherington and Kenwyne Jones.
Adel Tarrabt replaces Djibril Cisse in the home side's starting lineup after the 6-1 thrashing at Stamford Bridge.
And for the away side. Stoke City starting line-up: Sorensen; Huth, Upson, Shawcross, Wilson; Delap, Whelan, Walters; Fuller, Jerome; Crouch. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Whitehead, Etherington, Shotton, Woodgate, Palacious.
Right then, here is the team news for the home side. QPR starting line-up: Kenny; Onuoha, Hill, Ferdinand, Taiwo; Derry, Barton; Mackie, Taarabt, Buzsaky; Zamora. Subs: Cerny, Hall, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Traore, Cisse, Wright-Phillips.
Hi I'm Daniel Kellard and I will be providing updates on the game at Loftus Road between QPR and Stoke.
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