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Premier League

  • 6 May 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: A. Marriner
  • • Attendance: 17319

Live Commentary

  • 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.
  • 89'
    Assist Anton Ferdinand
  • 89'
    Goal Djibril Cissé
  • 89'
    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.
  • 88'
    A corner from Whelan is met by Crouch but it goes just wide. Relief for the Rangers fans.
  • 87'
    Rangers need a goal but Stoke look the more threatening at the moment.
  • 84'
    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.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionShaun Derry Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • 82'
    SubstitutionBobby Zamora Jay Bothroyd
  • 81'
    Inside the last ten minutes and Rangers simply must score.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionRicardo Fuller Dean Whitehead
  • 78'
    SubstitutionCameron Jerome Kenwyne Jones
  • 78'
    Substitution: Kenwyne Jones replaces Cameron Jerome for the visitors.
  • 77'
    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.
  • 77'
    Tarrabt's deflected shot is easily gathered by Sorensen.
  • 74'
    Crosses are coming in from all angles but Stoke are dealing with the aerial bombardment comfortably.
  • 71'
    Rangers know they need a goal and are starting to take control of possession but chances are few and far between.
  • 69'
    A free kick outside the box is struck straight into the wall by Taiwo. It is getting desperate for Rangers now.
  • 67'
    The home side are forcing the odd corner but look no closer to forcing the crucial breakthrough.
  • 64'
    The crowd are getting behind their team but its Stoke who look the more dangerous.
  • 61'
    Glenn Whelan has a try from 25 yards but it flies well over the bar.
  • 60'
    QPR are probing but are failing to get beyond the Stoke backline.
  • 57'
    With Rangers needing a goal Stoke will fancy their chances of coming away with all three points here.
  • 54'
    Desperate for a goal Mark Hughes sends on Djibril Cisse for Amos Buzsaky
  • 53'
    The Rangers fans are trying to spur on their side but it just isn't happening for them at the moment.
  • 51'
    SubstitutionA. Buzsaky Djibril Cissé
  • 50'
    So close to an opening goal from Ricardo Fuller. His curling left shot just goes past the left hand post.
  • 49'
    Rangers really struggling to keep hold of the ball at the moment.
  • 47'
    Great ball in from Ricardo Fuller for Peter Crouch who strangely completely misses the free header.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionMarc Wilson Ryan Shotton
  • 46'
    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.
  • 43'
    A part from a few chances the home side haven't really threatened and Stoke look comfortable.
  • 40'
    The home fans are becoming restless as Rangers are struggling to break down Stoke.
  • 38'
    At the moment with Bolton beating West Brom, QPR are heading into the relegation zone. They desperately need a goal.
  • 36'
    Great chance! Free header for Barton after a ball into the box by Zamora but his header is straight at Sorensen.
  • 34'
    Cameron Jerome needs treatment from the physio after challenging for the ball in the QPR box but he appears to be okay
  • 32'
    Joey Barton tries his luck from outside the box after good holdup play from Bobby Zamora but his curling effort goes over the bar.
  • 31'
    Tarrabt continues to cause danger coming in off the flank. He may be the key man for Rangers today.
  • 29'
    Rory Delap is delivering many long throw ins into the box but Rangers are defending stoutly so far.
  • 26'
    Tarrabt wins a free kick and whips a dangerous ball into the box but Sorensen punches the ball to safety.
  • 25'
    The crowd seems to have quietened as the importance of this match dawns on the home fans. Rangers simply must win.
  • 23'
    A quick break from a Rory Delap throw leads to Tarrabt breaking but his shot is blocked
  • 22'
    Possession is changing hands quite regularly as both sides struggle to create opportunities.
  • 19'
    QPR are desperate for a win but the visitors are making it difficult for them at the moment.
  • 14'
    The ball breaks for Ryan Shawcross after a corner but he fires a shot well wide of the goal
  • 12'
    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.
  • 12'
    Adel Tarrabt is showing some delightful touches in the opening stages.
  • 10'
    Stoke are starting to look dangerous forcing a few corners placing Rangers under pressure.
  • 4'
    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.
  • 2'
    QPR have started on the front foot dominating possession
  • 1'
    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.