- QPR vs Stoke

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Saturday 20 September 2014 | Loftus Road Stadium | Kick-off 12:45

QPR
QPR
0 - 0
Stoke
Stoke

Fixture change notice

This fixture was arranged to be played at Loftus Road Stadium on Saturday 20 September 2014 at 15:00. Due to live broadcasting on BT Sport it has been moved to a new scheduled date Saturday 20 September 2014 at 12:45.

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Match preview

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has warned his side to expect a tough test when Stoke City arrive at Loftus Road for Saturday's early Barclays Premier League kick-off.

Stoke have taken all of their four points on the road this season, including a 1-0 win at champions Manchester City, while the hosts have three points to their name courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Sunderland in their last home encounter.

"Stoke are a strong side, they went to Manchester City and won, not many teams will do that," Redknapp said. "I saw them at [home to] Leicester and I thought they played ever so well. It will be a tough game but I think we have a chance against anybody at home."

Redknapp revealed that Sandro struggled with cramp in the 4-0 defeat at Manchester United last Sunday but should be fine for Saturday, while Joey Barton (hamstring) and Jordon Mutch (knock) both missed the game at Old Trafford and remain doubtful.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes returns to Loftus Road for the first time since his departure from the club at the start of the 2012/13 campaign.

The visitors have concerns over Jonathan Walters (calf), Erik Pieters (knock) and Marko Arnautovic (foot), while Geoff Cameron is sidelined after undergoing a hernia operation but Hughes is hopeful Stephen Ireland will be available after being troubled by a rib injury.

"Jonathan Walters is feeling a little bit sore this week which is a bit of a concern for us leading into the game," Hughes told the Stoke City website.

"He hasn't managed to train yet this week up until today, so we will analyse him and see how he is leading into the weekend.

"We do have a game on Tuesday though, so I am mindful of that. If he isn’t ready for the game on Saturday then we will give him a few more days to recover and utilise him in the game.

"Hopefully Stevie Ireland is going to be available to us, which is a boost given the lack of time he has had on the field so far this season."

Queens Park Rangers (from): Green, McCarthy, Murphy, Caulker, Dunne, Ehmer, Ferdinand, Hill, Isla, Onuoha, Traore, Yun, Barton, Fer, Henry, Hoilett, Kranjcar, Mutch, Phillips, Sandro, Wright-Phillips, Austin, Taarabt, Vargas, Zamora.

Stoke City (from): Begovic, Butland, Sorensen, Bardsley, Huth, Muniesa, Pieters, Shawcross, Teixeira, Wilkinson, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Ireland, N’Zonzi, Palacios, Sidwell, Whelan, Arnautovic, Bojan, Crouch, Diouf, Moses, Walters.

Match appointments
Referee:
Martin Atkinson Assistants: M Mullarkey, S Child Fourth Official: R East

QPR

QPR

Manager: Harry Redknapp

Stoke

Stoke

Manager: Mark Hughes

Current form

Last six matches

lost

4 - 0 v Man Utd (A) 14 Sep 2014

won

1 - 0 v Sunderland (H) 30 Aug 2014

lost

4 - 0 v Spurs (A) 24 Aug 2014

lost

0 - 1 v Hull (H) 16 Aug 2014
Last win/defeat

won

1 - 0 v Sunderland (H) 30 Aug 2014

lost

4 - 0 v Man Utd (A) 14 Sep 2014

Current form

Last six matches

lost

0 - 1 v Leicester (H) 13 Sep 2014

won

0 - 1 v Man City (A) 30 Aug 2014

drawn

1 - 1 v Hull (A) 24 Aug 2014

lost

0 - 1 v Aston Villa (H) 16 Aug 2014
Last win/defeat

won

0 - 1 v Man City (A) 30 Aug 2014

lost

0 - 1 v Leicester (H) 13 Sep 2014

Last corresponding meeting

QPR Stoke

Sat 20 Apr 2013 | Loftus Road Stadium | Attendance: 17,391

QPR 0 - 2 Stoke
  • Peter Crouch (42)
  • Jonathan Walters (77 Pen)
  Possession
QPR 48%
Stoke 52%
Shots on Goal On Target Off Target
QPR 5 14
Stoke 4 8
  Fouls Yellow Cards Red Cards
QPR 9 1 0
Stoke 15 2 0
Total 24 3 0
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Fixture change history

Changed from To Reason for change
Sat 20 Sep 2014 15:00 Sat 20 Sep 2014 12:45 Live broadcasting on BT Sport

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