Adam strike sinks Hoops

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Charlie Adam, right, put Stoke ahead against Queens Park Rangers
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Charlie Adam, right, put Stoke ahead against Queens Park Rangers

Charlie Adam's first goal for Stoke earned his side a 1-0 win against QPR to further increase the pressure on Mark Hughes.

Midfielder Adam, a summer signing from Liverpool, opened his Potters account in the 52nd minute at the Britannia Stadium, tucking the ball away after it had been nodded his way by Jon Walters from a free-kick.

It proved enough to see off QPR, for whom Adel Taarabt failed to convert a good opportunity in the first half.

Esteban Granero brought an excellent save out of Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after Adam's goal, but the visitors could not find the equaliser which was the very least they needed.

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