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Stoke City vs Queens Park Rangers at bet365 Stadium

Kakay shows his delight after netting his first league goal for QPR.

  • 0 Stoke City

  • 2 Queens Park Rangers

    • 17'‘ Charlie Austin
    • 70'‘ Osman Kakay

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Key Moments

  • Kakay adds QPR second
  • Austin opens the scoring for R's
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4-1-4-1
3-4-1-2
  • 16 GK Davies
  • 14 D Smith (0‘)
  • 46 D Norrington-Davies
  • 13 M John Obi Mikel
  • 6 D Batth
  • 36 Souttar
  • 49 M Matondo
  • 22 M Clucas
  • 21 FWD Fletcher (0‘)
  • 25 M Powell (0‘)
  • 35 D Tymon
  • 13 GK Dieng
  • 24 D Kakay
  • 3 D Wallace
  • 6 D Barbet
  • 5 D de Wijs
  • 4 D Dickie
  • 10 M Chair (0‘)
  • 14 M Johansen (0‘)
  • 21 M Willock (0‘)
  • 9 FWD Dykes
  • 45 FWD Austin (0‘)

Substitutes

  • 9 FWD Vokes (0‘)
  • 24 M Cousins
  • 34 M Thompson (0‘)
  • 39 D Forrester
  • 44 Norton
  • 18 M Brown (0‘)
  • 43 D Coates
  • 40 GK Nna Noukeu
  • 51 Jones
  • 37 M Adomah
  • 22 M Carroll
  • 2 D Kane
  • 7 FWD Bonne (0‘)
  • 19 M Thomas (0‘)
  • 15 M Field (0‘)
  • 25 D Hämäläinen
  • 26 Bettache (0‘)
  • 35 GK Walsh

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JOB DONE

That’s that! It’s yet another day to remember on the road this term for Rangers, as goals either side of half-time from Charlie Austin and Ossie Kakay spell a 2-0 victory over Stoke City.

Full reaction to follow on QPR.co.uk

You R’s!

90+1'

INTO INJURY TIME

Four added minutes have been signalled by today's referee Craig Pawson.

82'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Macauley Bonne and Faysal Bettache replace Chris Willock and Stefan Johansen.

78'

THERE'S THE SECOND GOAL

Ossie as he extended Rangers' lead here.

76'

STOKE SUB

Sam Vokes comes on for Tommy Smith.

75'

ANOTHER SUB

QPR make a second change. George Thomas replaces Ilias Chair.

70'

LEAD IS DOUBLED

What a second goal from the R's, who now hold a commanding lead at the bet365 Stadium. Rangers break at pace and following a well-worked move, Osman Kakay slides into the bottom left-hand corner to make it 2-0!

70'

OSSIEEEEEEE!!!

70'

TWENTY TO GO

The clock is ticking down and Rangers still lead against Stoke.

Can the R's hold onto their lead in the final quarter of the game?

63'

QPR SUB

First of the afternoon for the Hoops as goalscorer Austin is withdrawn. Sam Field takes his place.

58'

FREE HEADER

Decent chance. Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel heads wide from a Stoke corner.

56'

STOKE SUB

Jacob Brown comes on for Steven Fletcher.

55'

GREAT SAVE

Stoke goalkeeper Davies pulls off a fine stop to deny Austin, who was picked out by Chair from a right-wing corner.

50'

BIG CHANCE

QPR work the ball well and Kakay's centre finds Chair on 10 yards, but he can't direct his effort on target.

46'

BACK UNDERWAY

Forty-five minutes of football stand in the way of Rangers and all three points.

Come on you R's!

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GOAL TO THE GOOD

It's not been a first half flowing with chances, but the typically-clinical Charlie Austin has ensured that Rangers lead at the half-time interval.

Stayed tuned for second half.

40'

HALF-TIME FAST APPROACHING

Five minutes remaining in the opening period. Rangers playing some neat stuff now with the break looming large.

37'

WILLOCK TRIES HIS LUCK

Chrissy tricks his way into the opposing box before curling an effort into the palms of Adam Davies.

34'

WELL WIDE

Stoke's Josh Tymon shoots handsomely wide of the target from 20 yards.

24'

JUST OVER

Stoke's Rabbi Matondo goes closest yet for the home side, firing marginally over the bar.

23'

ONE-NIL TO THE SUPER HOOPS

Charlie Austin celebrates scoring on his 100th start for Queens Park Rangers.

17'

RANGERS LEAD

A fabulous finish from Charlie Austin gives QPR the lead here. Lyndon Dykes wins back possession for the R's before sliding in his strike partner, who buries an unstoppable shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Get in!

17'

CHARLIEEEEEEE!!!

13'

FIRST STOKE SUB

Early first change for the hosts. Jordan Thompson replaces Nick Powell, who hobbles off after picking up a knock.

10'

STILL GOALLESS

No real goalmouth action to note early on, with both teams battling for supremacy in the opening stanza.

1'

KICK-OFF

We're off and underway at Stoke.

COYRS!

14:45

IT'S ALMOST TIME

Ossie's ready! Kick-off coming right up at the bet365 Stadium ...

14:10

WELCOME BACK, TOM!

Tom Carroll is back from a long-term injury to take up his place among the R's substitutes today.

Charlie Austin returns to QPR's starting line-up after coming from the bench in our defeat to promoted Norwich City in W12 last weekend, with George Thomas dropping down to the bench as a result.

14:00

#STOQPR TEAM NEWS

13:30

WELCOME TO STAFFORDSHIRE

QPR's media team are in situ to bring you live coverage from this afternoon's Sky Bet Championship fixture.

Rangers' first-team squad are also in the building and we'll bring you team news at around 2pm.

09:00

KEEP IT QPR.CO.UK

Remember, this weekend's social media blackout means QPR's website is the only place you can keep track of the team via official channels.

LIve match streaming passes are available worldwide. Join Nick London and Andy Sinton at the bet365 Stadium by purchasing your match pass from the QPR+ tab on the website.

We'll also have live text updates right here throughout the afternoon.

08:00

MATCHDAY!

We're on the road for the final time this season with a trip to the bet365 Stadium this afternoon.

Stoke City lie in wait for the R's, who go in search of a third away league win on the spin to help secure a top-10 Sky Bet Championship finish this term.

You R's!

Other games that day

  • Wycombe Wanderers1
    Bournemouth0
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  • Rotherham United1
    Blackburn Rovers1
    FT
  • Luton Town1
    Middlesbrough1
    FT
  • Norwich City4
    Reading1
    FT
  • Brentford2
    Watford0
    FT
  • Swansea City2
    Derby County1
    FT
  • Birmingham City0
    Cardiff City4
    FT
  • Huddersfield Town1
    Coventry City1
    FT
  • Preston North End2
    Barnsley0
    FT
  • Millwall4
    Bristol City1
    FT
  • Sheffield Wednesday0
    Nottingham Forest0
    FT

Sky Bet Championship

P GD Pts
1 Norwich City 45 +39 96
2 Watford 45 +31 88
3 Brentford 45 +35 84
4 Swansea City 45 +19 80
5 Bournemouth 45 +29 77
6 Barnsley 45 +8 77
7 Reading 45 +8 69
8 Cardiff City 45 +17 67
10 Middlesbrough 45 +5 64
11 Millwall 45 0 62
12 Luton Town 44 -9 61
13 Preston North End 45 -8 58
14 Stoke City 45 -4 57
15 Blackburn Rovers 45 +8 54
16 Nottingham Forest 45 -7 52
17 Coventry City 45 -17 52
18 Birmingham City 45 -21 52
19 Bristol City 45 -20 51
20 Huddersfield Town 45 -21 48
21 Derby County 45 -22 43
22 Rotherham United 44 -16 40
23 Sheffield Wednesday 45 -21 40
24 Wycombe Wanderers 45 -33 40
Full table