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PREMIER LEAGUE: Stoke grind out victory over sorry QPR

Mark Hughes must continue to wait for QPR to register their first victory this season as Stoke City produced a 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium today.

Charlie Adam scored his first Stoke goal to pile the pressure on R's boss Mark Hughes who sees his side again fall to the bottom of the table with just four points in the bag.

The only goal of the game came when Scotsman Adam capitalised on some lacklustre QPR defending to drill the ball past Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar early in the second half.

QPR will feel they had plenty of chances to come away with something, Adel Taarabt again the star man going close on a number of occasions but just lacking the end product.

Stoke gloveman Asmir Begovic came to the rescue late on, doing well to deny an Esteban Granero effort which had the away fans on their feet.

In a game typical of Stokes stoic nature at home, they held firm to maintain their invincibility - it's now more than nine months since a visiting side took all three points from the Britannia.

Whilst opposite number Mark Hughes has failed to win all 15 Premier League away matches as QPR manager, losing 13 times.

Stoke City: 1 (Charlie Adam 52') Queens Park Rangers: 0

Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent - 27,529

Yellow cards:STO - Steven Nzonzi 67', Dean Whitehead 90+1' QPR - Samba Diakite 45+1', Armand Traore 84', Esteban Granero 90+4'

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