Adam winner piles pressure on QPR boss Hughes
STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (AFP) - Charlie Adam piled the pressure on beleaguered QPR manager Mark Hughes as the Stoke midfielder's first goal for his club clinched a 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Adam, who joined from Liverpool in pre-season, bagged the winner early in the second half to give Stoke just their second league victory of the campaign and lift Tony Pulis's side away from the relegation zone.
While Stoke finally have reason for celebration, QPR's miserable season shows no signs of improving after they slumped back to the bottom of the table following their seventh defeat in 11 league matches.
The west London outfit are still waiting for their first league win this season and former Manchester City boss Hughes faces a fight to convince the club's Malaysian owner Tony Fernandes to keep faith with him.