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


QPR 4-2-3-1



Stoke City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 2,000 )
1 min

QPR are now six matches without a win after playing out a goalless draw against Stoke City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 

With supporters in attendance for the final time before the London Tier 3 restrictions come into effect, the Hoops were unable to provide fans with the gift of a goal.

QPR started fast and were almost rewarded after 12 minutes when Lyndon Dykes came close after superb pace and skill from Ilias Chair. 

But the Hoops’ intensity slowed and a goalless first-half drifted to a close with the Potters standing strong, demonstrating their solid defensive capabilities. 

Stoke upped their levels after the interval as Hoops full-back Todd Kane miraculously managed to prevent Nick Powell’s effort from creeping in three minutes into the second-half. 

Powell went close again on 71 minutes, missing a glorious headed chance with the game opening up for a potential victor.

However, the prospect of a winner fizzled out after Chris Willock fired high and wide to leave QPR in 19th place with 19 points.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

QPR had to take an opportunity in the first-half to have any chance of claiming all three points, with Lyndon Dykes missing their big moment.

Moan of the Match

Despite starting with so much purpose and pace, the Hoops became increasingly passive as the game progressed, losing their early intensity.

Talking Point

Aside from the poor form, it’s a sorry tale that London clubs will lose their home support due to Tier 3 restrictions. Is it reasonable that fans are allowed in for some matches and not for others?

Man of the Match

Yoann Barbet – it has to be a defender for the value of a clean sheet and the Frenchman was an instrumental part in clearing the bulk of Stoke’s second-half crosses.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Keith Stroud (Hampshire) – tried to let the match flow at every opportunity and penalised only when really necessary, a good performance overall.


The 2,000 fans in W10 made themselves heard from minute one and their energy translated onto the pitch. Their absence will be a massive loss to the Hoops over the Christmas period.


A match with few goalscoring opportunities and two more points that will go amiss for the Hoops, but a first clean sheet in nine games is a big positive.

Line Ups

QPR 4-2-3-1

Dieng; Kane, Dickie, Barbet, Hamalainen; Cameron, Carroll (Ball, 57); Adomah (Willock, 57), Chair, Osayi-Samuel; Dykes (Bonne, 77)

Subs not used:

Kelly, Masterson, Bettache, Thomas, De Silva, Kelman


Barbet, Hamalainen

Stoke City 4-2-3-1

Bursik; Collins, Souttar, Chester, Fox; Cousins, Tymon (Thompson, 78); Ince, Powell (Oakley-Boothe, 82), McClean (Verlinden, 82); Brown (Fletcher, 66)

Subs not used:

Lonergan, Batth, Vokes, Smith, Shawcross



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