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Stoke City 2-2 QPR: Angel Rangel double earns in-form Rangers a point

Right-back Angel Rangel had never previously scored for QPR in 14 games - but ended the afternoon with his first career double
Right-back Angel Rangel had never previously scored for QPR in 14 games - but ended the afternoon with his first career double

Queens Park Rangers defender Angel Rangel opened the scoring, then hit a late equaliser as Steve McClaren's men maintained their fine recent Championship run with a point at Stoke.

After Rangel's seventh-minute header, Stoke equalised when Tom Ince's low left-wing cross was bundled home at the far post by Saido Berahino - his fourth goal of the season, but only his second in the league for the Potters.

Stoke could have been in front on 26 minutes but James McClean's glancing header from Bruno Martin Indi's left-wing corner hit the right upright.

The hosts did finally go in front on 62 minutes. with Ince the architect again, supplying a great pass for McClean, who set up Joe Allen's third league goal of the season.

But, straight after Ince had a goal disallowed for offside, Ebere Eze set up right-back Rangel for his 78th-minute leveller.

After coming off the bench, veteran striker Peter Crouch came close to winning it for Stoke in the 90th minute but his header was disallowed, again for offside.

A fourth draw in an unbeaten five-game run elevates Gary Rowett's Potters a place to 13th, but still with only three home league wins in nine attempts this season.

QPR, who climbed two places to eighth, have now lost just once in eight games. But they are four points off the play-offs, while Stoke are now eight points off sixth spot.

Saido Berahino reacted quickest to scramble home Stoke's close-range equaliser - only his second league goal for the Potters
Saido Berahino reacted quickest to scramble home Stoke's close-range equaliser - only his second league goal for the Potters

Stoke boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We made a slow start, in which we conceded. The right-back shouldn't score one goal, never mind two. We didn't do our jobs at all well and the player in question knows that.

"That first goal stung us into life and we came back well, hit the post and had two or three other opportunities. Then, from a fantastic pass by Tom Ince we got bodies in the box, and went 2-1 up after being a goal down. And, for 10 or 15 minutes, we looked in control and took the sting out of QPR.

"But we made another mistake, and let them back in again. Their right-back ran in behind. And it was thrown away in that one moment. We know we have to be better than that.

"We're close. We're not far away. There's frustration from everybody. We're not quite winning and we're not getting the breaks. But we can't afford to lose too much ground. We can't afford not to win games for long,"

QPR manager Steve McClaren:

"Angel Rangel has been nothing short of a revelation. And not just on the field, what a great lad off it.

"But I've got to say I don't know why he was in the box and heading the ball in because we told him to stay on the halfway line.

"We were excellent. This was a difficult place for us to come and a difficult game for us. Stoke have quality. The players and from the bench.

"Against the run of play, we conceded, which rocked us a bit. The response from the team was tremendous. We never stopped. And what pleased me most was the way we controlled the game."

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 30Edwards
  • 17Shawcross
  • 5Williams
  • 15Martins IndiBooked at 47mins
  • 38Woods
  • 7InceSubstituted forCrouchat 84'minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 22ClucasSubstituted forBojanat 72'minutes
  • 11McCleanSubstituted forAfobeat 81'minutes
  • 19Berahino

Substitutes

  • 9Afobe
  • 18Diouf
  • 23Martina
  • 24Fletcher
  • 25Crouch
  • 27Bojan
  • 32Federici

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 22Rangel
  • 37LeistnerBooked at 37mins
  • 33LynchBooked at 4mins
  • 3BidwellBooked at 90mins
  • 8CousinsBooked at 90mins
  • 21Luongo
  • 23WszolekSubstituted forHemedat 74'minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forHallat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Freeman
  • 32WellsSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Furlong
  • 4Hall
  • 11Scowen
  • 16Hemed
  • 17Smith
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
24,291

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

Booking

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Benik Afobe (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Ashley Williams (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Edwards with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall replaces Eberechi Eze.

Offside, Stoke City. Saido Berahino tries a through ball, but Peter Crouch is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Nahki Wells.

Foul by Peter Crouch (Stoke City).

Joe Lumley (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Allen with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Crouch replaces Tom Ince.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Benik Afobe replaces James McClean.

Bojan (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 2, Queens Park Rangers 2. Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a through ball.

Offside, Stoke City. Thomas Edwards tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tomer Hemed replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Bojan replaces Sam Clucas.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

Attempt missed. Ashley Williams (Stoke City) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Edwards following a set piece situation.

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Thomas Edwards (Stoke City).

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Williams (Stoke City).

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. Joe Allen (Stoke City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McClean with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Luke Freeman tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

James McClean (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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5Sheff Utd189452921831
6Derby189452721631
7Nottm Forest187922516930
8QPR188372024-427
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