Sunday May 6, 2012 Day 37 Finished Loftus Road

  1. Cisse winner gives QPR hope

    Cisse winner gives QPR hope

    Djibril Cisse scored a dramatic 89th-minute winner in a 1-0 win against Stoke to boost QPR's hopes of Premier League survival. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Stoke City
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90' FULL TIME. That's it! What a finish as QPR hang on for a 1-0 win over Stoke. Incredible finish.
    • 90' Crouch puts it just wide as QPR breathe again.
    • 90' Stoke are pressing. They have a chance for a long throw - we know what that means.
    • 90' Loftus Road is absolutely rocking at the moment - but there is still two minutes of injury time to play.
    • 89' GOAL! Cisse scores a vital goal for QPR! Taarabt's corner is flicked on by Ferdinand to Cisse, who taps in at the far post. 1-0 QPR! MASSIVE goal!
    • 88' But at the other end, Wright-Phillips's shot is blocked and QPR have a corner.
    • 87' Whelan sends in a corner, but Crouch just sends his header wide.
    • 86' Stoke pinning QPR inside their own half here. The home fans don't like this.
    • 84' But Bothroyd forces another one for QPR. Taarabt finds Anton Ferdinand at the far post, but he heads it over.
    • 83' But Taarabt wastes it. He plays it short to Barton, who gives away a goal kick.
    • 82' It's all or nothing for Rangers now. The Londoners have another corner - Taarabt will whip it in.
    • 81' QPR sub: Bothroyd ON, Zamora OFF.
    • 80' QPR sub: Wright-Phillips ON, Derry OFF.
    • 79' Stoke sub: Jones ON, Fuller OFF.
    • 78' Stoke sub: Whitehead ON, Jerome OFF.
    • 77' Great chance for Cisse! Taiwo whips it in from the left and Cisse heads it down but Sorensen parries it to his left. Best chance of the half for QPR.
    • 76' Taarabt goes for goal from 20 yards but it's deflected into the arms of Sorensen. Taarabt had Cisse in support, and should have used him.
    • 75' Barton crosses from the other side but this time Zamora can't connect. QPR starting to throw everything at Stoke now.
    • 74' Onuoha puts a superb ball into the box but Shawcross glances it away from Cisse at the far post.
    • 72' Walters flicks the ball towards Fuller, but Kenny makes a vital punch away.
    • 70' Barton is fouled by Fuller and Taarabt whips it into the danger area - but Stoke get it away again. But the game is opening up now.
    • 69' Taiwo drills the free-kick straight into the wall. The ball comes back out to the Nigerian, but his second effort is also blocked.
    • 67' Upson fouls Zamora on the edge of the box and QPR have a free-kick 20 yards out here.
    • 66' QPR go close. Taarabt rolls the corner into Barton, whose clipped cross causes all kinds of problems but Stoke hack it away.
    • 64' Mackie just can't get beyond Huth today. He wins a corner but has not got past the German one today.
    • 62' QPR hanging on a bit here. Barton throws himself into the path of the ball on the edge of the QPR box.
    • 60' Whelen lashes over from 25 yards after QPR only half-cleared Shotton's cross.
    • 58' Onuoha is receiving treatment after that challenge with Fuller.
    • 57' Fuller catches Onuoha with a flailing arm and the Stoke man is lucky not to be carded.
    • 56' The home fans getting slightly frustrated with their side at the moment. Stoke proving stubborn apponents.
    • 54' Cisse has a shot charged down from 20 yards. QPR asking the questions, but Stoke have the answers so far.
    • 53' Strong run by Mackie into the box but Huth gets across and sees out the danger.
    • 51' Barton is clouted by Shawcross and QPR have a chance with a free-kick - but it's too long by Barton and Sorensen claims.
    • 50' QPR sub: Cisse ON, Buzsaky OFF.
    • 49' Fuller goes close! Taarabt loses the ball on the touchline and Fuller seizes on it and curls his shot a whisker wide of the far post. Very close.
    • 48' One change for Stoke at half time: Shotton ON, Wilson OFF.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. Stoke get us underway again.
    • - @skumar176 on Twitter: It will be a draw for #QPR! Points will be hard to come by based on their remaining games! They may just survive the drop. Send me your thoughts on Twitter
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    • 45' HALF TIME. QPR 0-0 Stoke at the break.
    • 45' Taarabt whips another ball into the post but this time Sorensen gathers easily.
    • 44' Great counter-attack by QPR. Zamora rolls the ball into the path of Mackie, but it's slightly over hit and Sorensen claims bravely.
    • 43' Taarabt plays the ball in - but Derry is penalised for a foul on Crouch.
    • 42' Shawcross fouls Taarabt and QPR have another chance to get the ball in the box just before half time.
    • 41' The ball is pumped in towards Crouch, but he's penalised for a shove on Derry. Not sure there was much in that.
    • 40' Delap was about to be subbed, but has told the bench that he's ok. Whitehead was waiting to come on - he doesn't look too happy!
    • 38' The assistant referee is getting all kinds of abuse after awarding Stoke a throw in an attacking position when it was clearly a QPR ball. That's really riled the home fans.
    • 37' Taarabt is the main man here today. His shot from 20 yards is blocked by Shawcross, who has dealt with Taarabt's threat well.
    • 36' Another chance for Barton. Zamora cuts back onto his left foot on the right, picks out Barton with a cross - but the midfielder's header is straight at Sorensen.
    • 35' Jerome has taken a knock to the face and is receiving treatment.
    • 34' Walters gets forward down the right but Onuoha gets ahead of Jerome to head clear. Good move by Stoke though.
    • 32' Barton goes very close with a dipping effort from 20 yards. Nice try that doesn't quite dip in time.
    • 30' Taarabt finds space on the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked by Huth. The loose ball is seized upon by Mackie, but Delap makes a crucial tackle in the box to deny him.
    • 29' Taarabt sweeps the free-kick out to Barton on the far side, but Barton's ball in is charged down. QPR keeping up the pressure though.
    • 28' Jerome is penalised for a shove on Taarabt on the near touchline - but that looked soft.
    • 26' Walters exchanges a one-two with Crouch and drives forward into the QPR half, but misplaces his pass to Jerome.
    • 24' Taarabt is pole-axed by Wilson, who is lucky not to be in the book by now. QPR keeping up the pressure here.
    • 23' Derry and Buzsaky get in each other's way and Derry's pass goes straight to a Stoke man.
    • 22' QPR keep up the pressure and the home fans are really lifted by that.
    • 21' But QPR hit them on the break through Taarabt's driving run - but the Morrocan's shot from 20 yards is blocked.
    • 20' Infact Stoke are stepping it up a gear now. QPR having to deal with a couple of long Delap throws.
    • 18' QPR trying to knock the ball about but Stoke not making it easy for them to settle into any kind of rhythm.
    • 16' Taarabt looks to be in the mood today. A brilliant first touch allows him to pick out Mackie with a through ball, but Shawcross spots the danger and intercepts.
    • 15' The Potters are controlling much of the possession, restricting QPR to counter attacks at the moment.
    • 14' QPR have created the best early chances but Stoke look a threat going forward too.
    • 13' Taarabt goes close with the free-kick, drawing a good low save by Sorensen to his right. Barton seizes on the rebound, but fires it into the side-netting with Zamora waiting unmarked in the box.
    • 11' Barton drills a ball into Taarabt, but Wilson trips him 25 yards out. Free-kick to QPR.
    • 10' Mackie tries to pick out Zamora, but it's too long and comfortably away by Wilson.
    • 9' Whelen whips it in towards Crouch but QPR scrappily clear their lines.
    • 8' Taiwo slips, but gets back to cut out Jerome's cross - only at the expense of a Stoke corner.
    • 6' Great skills by Taarabt gets him away from Wilson on the left, but Whelen comes across to cut it out as Taarabt was looking to cross.
    • 5' At the other end Taarabt sees his shot from 20 yards drift well wide.
    • 4' What a miss by Cameron Jerome! Crouch flicks the ball into Jerome's path, but the striker snatches at his shot from 8 yards out and slices it wide. Glaring miss by the striker.
    • 3' Onuoha goes in late on Fuller, and some of QPR's early pressure is relieved.
    • 2' Good start by QPR as Mackie gets down the right and pulls his cross back to Taarabt, but the Moroccan doesn't get on the end of it and Stoke clear.
    • 1' KICK OFF. QPR get us underway in the final match of the season at Loftus Road.
    • 13.50 Taarabt: "We have no choice but to win this game."
    • 13.40 Adel Taarabt returns to the QPR side. The Moroccan, suspended for the 6-1 drubbing at Chelsea, replaces Djibril Cisse in the only change for Mark Hughes's men.
    • 13.25 QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Barton, Derry, Buzsaky, Mackie, Taarabt, Zamora. Subs: Cerny, Hall, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Traore, Cisse, Wright-Phillips /// STOKE: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilson, Walters, Whelan, Delap, Jerome, Crouch, Fuller. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Whitehead, Etherington, Shotton, Woodgate, Palacios.
    • 13.20 With QPR closing their campaign at the Etihad Stadium next week, today's game against Stoke takes on massive significance for Mark Hughes's side. Quite simply, it's a must-win game.
    • 13.15 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of QPR vs Stoke from Loftus Road.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL! Cisse scores a vital goal for QPR! Taarabt's corner is flicked on by Ferdinand to Cisse, who taps in at the far post. 1-0 QPR! MASSIVE goal!
    • 77' Great chance for Cisse! Taiwo whips it in from the left and Cisse heads it down but Sorensen parries it to his left. Best chance of the half for QPR.
    • 49' Fuller goes close! Taarabt loses the ball on the touchline and Fuller seizes on it and curls his shot a whisker wide of the far post. Very close.
    • 44' Great counter-attack by QPR. Zamora rolls the ball into the path of Mackie, but it's slightly over hit and Sorensen claims bravely.
    • 36' Another chance for Barton. Zamora cuts back onto his left foot on the right, picks out Barton with a cross - but the midfielder's header is straight at Sorensen.
    • 32' Barton goes very close with a dipping effort from 20 yards. Nice try that doesn't quite dip in time.
    • 13' Taarabt goes close with the free-kick, drawing a good low save by Sorensen to his right. Barton seizes on the rebound, but fires it into the side-netting with Zamora waiting unmarked in the box.
    • 4' What a miss by Cameron Jerome! Crouch flicks the ball into Jerome's path, but the striker snatches at his shot from 8 yards out and slices it wide. Glaring miss by the striker.
    • 13.25 QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Barton, Derry, Buzsaky, Mackie, Taarabt, Zamora. Subs: Cerny, Hall, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Traore, Cisse, Wright-Phillips /// STOKE: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilson, Walters, Whelan, Delap, Jerome, Crouch, Fuller. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Whitehead, Etherington, Shotton, Woodgate, Palacios.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.3 7
      Defenders
      5.9 7
      6.4 6
      5.9 6
      6.6 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out82′ 6.3 6
      Substitution Out51′ 6.3 5
      6.6 7
      6.5 6
      Strikers
      7.9 8
      Substitution Out82′ 6.4 6
      Subs
      Substitution In51′ Goal 7.5 7
      Substitution In82′ 4.8 6
      Substitution In82′ 3.9 6
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      Goalkeeper
      5.3 6
      Defenders
      5.2 7
      5.2 7
      4.4 6
      Substitution Out45′ 4.2 5
      Midfielders
      4.8 7
      4.9 6
      4.6 6
      Strikers
      Substitution Out78′ 4.2 5
      Substitution Out78′ 4.3 6
      4.8 6
      Subs
      Substitution In78′ 5.6 6
      Substitution In78′ 5.2 6
      Substitution In45′ 5.1 6

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  1. Qpr should be safe ( goal line technology or any one­ that could see against Bolton )

    From BILL, on Mon 7 May 16:04
  2. all QPR have to is beat city or draw with city on­ Sunday and United beat Sundarland the United will win­ the title by 2 point and l know that QPR can do it and­ then United will be happy and it will take City a long­ time to win the title next season City mite not be in­ the first 2

    From John, on Mon 7 May 0:35
  3. Stewart its a great day but should we be cheering for­ Blackburn to beat Wigan now its a little confusing­ thanks man

    From Born to Run, on Sun 6 May 16:22
  4. Shouldn't have been caught knapping at the near­ post, everyone knows when a play like Cisse is doing­ nothing; that is when he is really dangerous, I­ don't care who goes down just do the bizz against­ Bolton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From GA3, on Sun 6 May 16:07
  5. NEITHER MIND JEREMY WE ARE STILL HERE HA HA

    From stewart, on Sun 6 May 16:05
  6. I knew we signed the right Cisse after all lol Come on­ uRsssssss

    From Born to Run, on Sun 6 May 15:57
  7. always one arrogant manky F*** ......... who cares­ about your precious title ambitions... just F**** Off­ !!!

    From stokey11111, on Sun 6 May 15:55
  8. City players need to learn to play football ....... ­ the idea is too score ¬!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From stokey11111, on Sun 6 May 15:53
  9. if QPR can do this against Man City the United can win­ the title

    From John, on Sun 6 May 15:50
  10. Hey, Traitor.... are you going to the­ 'Championship' with this club? Or are you­ walking again? Let's hope the owners do the right­ thing to Warnock after they sack you or have some­ obscure 'bigger club' seen you resume and­ signed you?

    From Jeremy, on Sun 6 May 15:49
  11. ohhhhhhhh F$%^ OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF­ !!!!!!!!!!!!! kin christ sake ........ Another­ goaless match from Stoke who throw it all away in the­ last minutes again !!! Wonderful just wonderful­ !!!!!!

    From stokey11111, on Sun 6 May 15:49
  12. And lets hope, to rub the salt.... Fulham Finish 6th,­ & Blackburn stay up, to.... your bigger clubs.....­ Hah.... and City just tantalising you.... Sorry­ Rangers, you had a 'club' manager and swapped­ him for a traitor & walker & you can see what­ you got.....

    From Jeremy, on Sun 6 May 15:43
  13. come on stoke we need a goal then were 10th boo qpr

    From Charlie, on Sun 6 May 15:41
  14. Going Downs.... TRAITOR HUGHES IS GOING DOWN.....­ Bigger Club.... Gwent Town are looking for a­ manager....... on behalf of all Blackburn, City, &­ Fulham Fans.... Mr Hughes we hope you find a­ 'bigger club' you deserve all the worst you are­ a traitor & a walker.... city were right to kick­ you out.....

    From Jeremy, on Sun 6 May 15:39
  15. come on Stoke reverse the pressure and start pelting­ their goal line with shots

    From stokey11111, on Sun 6 May 15:39
  16. come on QPR win today and Draw againt Man City Next ­ sunday and United win the the title will go to United­ which they can still win this has happended before when­ chelsea was on top with 1 game to go and United ended­ up winning the title by 1 point so it is no ay over yet

    From John, on Sun 6 May 15:39
  17. Ryan Shawcross is an awsome player.

    From stokey11111, on Sun 6 May 15:33
  18. We are Stoke! We are STOKE! We ARE STOKE! We're­ Stoke City!!!

    From Ondrej Kovarik, on Sun 6 May 15:31
  19. careful don't upset Fuller...... he will whack you­ lololol

    From stokey11111, on Sun 6 May 15:18
  20. oi tony you QPR are **** they are

    From Charlie, on Sun 6 May 15:17
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