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Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Stoke City - Rs winless run extends to six games

QPR's last victory in the Championship came in their 3-2 win over Rotherham on 24 November
QPR's last victory in the Championship came in their 3-2 win over Rotherham on 24 November

Queens Park Rangers' winless run in the Championship extended to six games as they were held to a dour goalless draw at home to Stoke City.

The visitors almost took the lead as the game drew on when Nick Powell met Morgan Fox's cross but he headed over the bar.

At the other end, Robert Dickie teed up Lyndon Dykes for QPR but his shot from outside the box went over the bar.

Chris Willock could have stolen three points for the Rs late on but his long-range shot went high and wide of the mark.

The result lifts Stoke a place to seventh in the Championship table and two points outside the play-off places

Meanwhile, QPR's last victory was their 3-2 win against Rotherham in November.

Stoke were without influential striker Tyrese Campbell who could miss the rest of the campaign with a serious knee injury.

The 20-year-old has the most Championship goals and assists for the Potters and his absence was felt as the limp opening half saw few chances to either side.

The match took place with 2,000 fans in attendance at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. However, it could be the final fixture for QPR with fans for a while with London moving into England's highest tier of coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday.

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton:

"We started the game well but to be fair to Stoke they started the second half in the same fashion. We were chasing shadows in the first 15 minutes of the second half.

"I thought the boys showed a lot of character on the hour mark because we were under the cosh.

"Stoke were throwing men forward and have good players, good presence and a lot of experience in their squad. But our players stood up as a team and defended the goal. Then we started to come into the game more."

Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill:

"I thought there were periods of the game where we were quite dominant and had a lot of control.

"We probably just didn't do enough in the final third. We had a lot of opportunities to get good balls in the box.

"Overall I thought we had a lot of good play and looked assured at the back. I'm a little disappointed not to come away with more but if we're honest we maybe just didn't do enough."

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Dieng
  • 2Kane
  • 4Dickie
  • 6BarbetBooked at 31mins
  • 25HämäläinenBooked at 50mins
  • 20Cameron
  • 22CarrollSubstituted forBallat 57'minutes
  • 37AdomahSubstituted forWillockat 57'minutes
  • 10Chair
  • 11Osayi-Samuel
  • 9DykesSubstituted forBonneat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bonne
  • 12Ball
  • 19Thomas
  • 21Willock
  • 23Masterson
  • 26Bettache
  • 29Kelman
  • 32Kelly
  • 39De Silva

Stoke

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Bursik
  • 37Collins
  • 36SouttarBooked at 86mins
  • 12Chester
  • 3Fox
  • 25PowellSubstituted forOakley-Bootheat 82'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 7Ince
  • 35TymonSubstituted forThompsonat 79'minutes
  • 11McCleanSubstituted forVerlindenat 82'minutes
  • 18BrownSubstituted forFletcherat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Batth
  • 9Vokes
  • 14Smith
  • 17Shawcross
  • 20Oakley-Boothe
  • 21Fletcher
  • 23Verlinden
  • 28Lonergan
  • 34Thompson
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
2,000

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Stoke City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Stoke City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Willock.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Stoke City. Morgan Fox tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Willock (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Macauley Bonne.

  6. Post update

    Nathan Collins (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Booking

    Harry Souttar (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harry Souttar (Stoke City).

  10. Post update

    Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Todd Kane.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Stoke City. Tashan Oakley-Boothe replaces Nick Powell.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stoke City. Thibaud Verlinden replaces James McClean.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Thompson (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Ilias Chair tries a through ball, but Macauley Bonne is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Niko Hämäläinen.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Ball.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Stoke City. Jordan Thompson replaces Josh Tymon.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Macauley Bonne replaces Lyndon Dykes.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Seny Timothy Dieng.

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