Charlie Austin (center) of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his first goal of the game against Stoke during the Sky Bet Championship game at bet365 Stadium
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Osman Kakay scored his first championship goal for QPR when they recorded a 2-0 win over Stoke at Bet365 Stadium.
The Londoners led 1-0 at break after Charlie Austin scored his seventh goal of the season with an emphatic result.
And the visitors were under a lot of pressure from Stoke after the break with Rabbi Matondo, John Obi Mikel and Jordan Thompson, who were all close.
But Kakay pushed the ball quietly past Adam Davies from a tight angle, 20 minutes from time, to score the points.
Sam Vokes should have scored a nervous finish when he attempted four minutes from time that left the gate empty The hosts got off to a better start when Josh Tymon took a snapshot volley from a corner in the fourth minute and Yoann Barbet had to turn a dangerous cross for another corner three minutes later.
Davies saved after 10 minutes a sloped Another shot from Kakay as the guests threatened for the first time.
But Stoke was dealt a blow when Nick Powell was sent off with an Achilles injury four minutes later, while Austin QPR clinically drilled after 17 minutes with a Finish fired from just outside the box.
But Lyndon Dykes will find a lot of credit after robbing Harry Souttar of possession while trying to dribble the ball out and play Austin.
Matondo sent a dipping Volley shot in the middle of the first half after Thompson’s long shot got in his way.
Tymon could have equalized, but couldn’t find the target after 34 minutes after a good first touch and ran past two defenders.At the other end, Chris Willock couldn’t find enough strength to beat Davies with a curling effort.
Steven Fletcher failed to get Thompson’s cross over the goal a minute before break, as Stoke tried to get things under control.
The hosts kept trying to level but Thompson was ousted as he prepared to shoot from close range after Tymon hit him shortly after restarting into the goal.
Ilias Chair threw a shot from seven meters away after misjudging the rebound, while Matondo hit the ball at the other end after a rapid run over the right flank into the side net. </ Obi Mikel headed tame from eight meters away, even though it was not marked just before the hour, and teammate Thompson rolled a free kick 20 meters wide after 68 minutes as Stoke kept the pressure up.
Defiance Under their pressure, Kayak doubled QPR’s lead with a confident finish after Stefan Johansen picked him up two minutes later.
Visiting goalkeeper Seny Dieng fired a long-range shot from T 12 minutes before the end hompson, while Vokes was shooting from six meters when the watch slipped but Stoke didn’t get a result.
QPR: Dieng, Dickie, de Wijs, Barbet, Kakay, Chairman (Thomas 75), Johansen (Bettache 83), Wallace, Willock (Bonne 82), Dykes, Austin (Box 64).
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