Harry Redknapp urged Rangers to keep the faith in the build-up but even he will be hard pushed to remain positive after this defeat. As fate would have it, a player the QPR boss had hoped to bring to Loftus Road during the January transfer window did the damage in west London.
Crouch, a man Redknapp has managed four times before, put Stoke ahead late in the first half and was pulled back by Clint Hill for the second-half penalty which Jon Walters fired home.
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