So close yet so far as Stoke City drew with QPR after falling behind early in the game before scoring the next two goals, unfortunately, Angel Rangel scored once again for QPR to leave Stoke City fans frustrated and wondering what watching your team win feels like.
There was simply nothing Butland could do for the two goals, performed to his usual standards once again.
Bruno Martins Indi-5.5
The Dutchman once again forced to play at left-back due to Erik Pieters still out with injury, was solid overall but was clearly at fault for Angel Rangel’s second goal after Martins Indi failed to notice the right-back running in behind him.
The young Englishman just continues to impress, his crossing was dangerous once again and defensively looked good, Stoke City should make use of Edwards’s crossing more often because it is a clear weapon for Rowett’s man.
The Stoke City captain is slowly but surely finding form, looked a tad shaky at times but saved himself with some terrific tackles.
The Welshman was once again in the thick of the action, clearly relishes a good one-v-one duel and was, in my opinion, superb, but he will be frustrated with conceding two goals, this man lives for the clean sheet.
Did his job well screening the back four and connected well with Sam Clucas well over the course of the match but would like to see him play further forward.
Stoke City’s top scorer this season which is a compliment to him and a clear indication of why Stoke City need to bring in a forward, got the goal his performance deserved.
We’ve been waiting for Sam Clucas’s full Stoke City debut for quite some time and boy did he deliver, was full of positivity on the ball and looked a threat in the air
Played his part in both of Stoke City’s goals and generally looked the best out of the Stoke City players, my man of the match.
His best Stoke City performance which was capped off with a nice assist for Stoke City’s second goal.
His chance to cement the forward role as his own and overall was a much better option than Benik Afobe, got a goal, all in all, a good day at the office for Berahino.