Hoops triumph in five-goal thriller

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QPR emerged victorious from a five-goal thriller at the Britannia Stadium with a 3-2 victory as Stoke's troubles in the Barclays Premier League continued.

The Potters went ahead early on through Jon Walters, but Heidar Helguson equalised in the 22nd minute and Luke Young then struck at the end of a flowing move before the interval.

Helguson made it 3-1 in the 54th minute - his fifth goal in five games - from Joey Barton's cross, and although Ryan Shawcross's header 10 minutes later reduced the deficit, the hosts were unable to prevent a fourth straight defeat in the league.

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Joey Barton
Stoke City
Heidar Helguson
Ryan Shawcross
Premier League
Luke Young
Queens Park Rangers

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