Made a fine save to deny Crouch's volley from distance, though had no chance with the striker's close-range effort shortly before half time, or with Walters' penalty
Has become evidently more settled in his role at the club and largely negated Crouch's aerial threat.
Forays forward were perhaps too far in between, especially when baring in mind their effectiveness.
T. Ben Haim
Not a natural left-back and it showed in a performance where Shotton's raids forward often caught him out.
Endured a rocky start and was caught out by simple movement from Crouch for the goal, before conceding the penalty that Walters tucked home.
Was brought in to shore up the middle of the pitch but struggled to match the athleticism of N'Zonzi.
Set the tone within the first 30 seconds with a rasping effort but struggled to impact in a sustained manner. His link-up play with Remy was bright, though he was taken off shortly into the second half.
Withdrawn at half time after a quiet 45 minutes in which he failed to produce any real threatening attacks.
Not quite the midfield general Redknapp required him to be but was bustling nonetheless. Composure on the ball at key times was sadly lacking.
Failed to influence the game in much of a positive manner at all.
Was a cut above the rest in terms of class on the ball,drawing a series of fine stops from Begovic. Too often had to rely on his own ingenuity to craft chances.
After enjoying a quiet start, he was progressively tested as the game developed. Made a number of decent stops from Remy to keep his side in front.
Defended resolutely, though lost his head when presented with chances to create opportunities further up the pitch.
His desire to win the ball gifted his team their first-half goal and general reliability was unquestionable before a recurrence of a hamstring strain forced him off the pitch with an hour gone.
The movement, pace and ability of Remy caused him all manner of difficulties, though his aerial dominance helped patch up a so-so performance.
All action display, attacking well and defending equally as diligently.
Industry in the middle played a large part in the high energy display that made it difficult for QPR to get a foothold in the game.
Was a powerhouse in the middle but waned in influence as the game drew on.
Played a wider role than that which he is usually required to do and subsequently looked a little out of place before being hauled off with 20 minutes remaining.
Was anonymous for large patches and saw himself become more concerned with the defensive side of the game before showing excellent composure to rifle home a penalty after a re-take was ordered.
Had a wasteful start, squandering two chances in the opening exchanges, though on the whole gave a selfless 90 minutes. Pace and composure under pressure gifted Crouch his goal.
His link-up play was great, bringing an element of calmness to an often-frantic Stoke attack. A fantastic volley from distance was followed up by a more routine close-range finish. Also won the penalty that finished the game