QPR 0-0 Stoke City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-4-1-1



Stoke City 4-5-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City played out a goalless draw as both sides ended a low-key encounter with 10 men.

The visitors had Sam Clucas sent-off for a stamp on Josh Scowen after just eight minutes with the Hoops unable to break down a stubborn Stoke rearguard in the first period.

The second-half was marginally better – Nahki Wells’ vicious strike across Jack Butland tested the Potters keeper but overall the host’s lack of creativity led to increased frustration.

Bright Osayi-Samuel introduction fleetingly looked to spark QPR into life but once again Steve McClaren’s soon became devoid of ideas in the final third.

Three minutes from time Grant Hall was sent-off for a second bookable offence while Mame Diouf and Tomer Hemed both missed chances to seal a win for their respective sides.

In the end the points were shared with the result leaving QPR in 18th – 10 points off the drop zone.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Luke Freeman’s inviting free kick in the first-half, wonderfully taken and evading everyone eight yards from goal. Converted, it would have been a comfortable win.

Moan of the Match

Sam Clucas’ idiotic stamp on Josh Scowen after a foul was given on the edge of QPR’s penalty area. A bizarre reaction that must have left Nathan Jones seething.

Talking Point

The Hoops have a severe problem – they struggle to score goals.

Man of the Match

Toni Leistner – a leader who could be relied upon, not making a single mistake and helping his side to a clean sheet.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Gavin Ward (Surrey) – Got the red card spot on without a second’s hesitation and dealt with needless handbags efficiently, a good all-round performance.


A quiet Loftus Road with the away section offering little encouragement in the knowledge their side were operating with a numerical disadvantage.


Lacking quality and creativity, it was a poor encounter and Queens Park Rangers will rue their inability to break down the opposition.

Line Ups

QPR 4-4-1-1

Lumley; Cousins, Leistner, Hall, Bidwell; Wszolek (Osayi-Samuel, 46), Scowen (Shodipo, 72), Luongo, Freeman; Hemed, Wells (Furlong, 88)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Eze, Manning, Lynch


Wszolek, Hall

Sent Off


Stoke City 4-5-1

Butland; Edwards, Shawcross, Batth, Indi; Ince, Clucas, Allen, Adam (Williams, 71) McClean; Afobe (Diouf, 84)

Subs not used:

Federeci, Bauer, Fletcher, Krkic, Woods


Allen, McClean

Sent Off


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