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Stoke boss Mark Hughes labelled Jonathan Walters "a credit to his profession" after the forward notched a hat trick to steer the Potters to a 3-1 home win over QPR.
Walters marked his 200th appearance for Stoke by striking in the 21st and 34th minutes to put them 2-0 up before adding a stoppage-time header to wrap up the victory.
It was the first Premier League hat trick ever scored by a Stoke player and came on the day they celebrated club icon Sir Stanley Matthews, 24 hours before what would have...
QPR remain without an away point this season and second-bottom of the Premier League after Jonathan Walters' hat trick condemned them to a 3-1 defeat at Stoke.
Sloppy play from Rangers was punished twice in the first half as Stephen Ireland teed up strikes for Walters in the 21st and 34th minutes.
Harry Redknapp's side quickly replied through Niko Kranjcar's close-range finish, and, as they searched for an equaliser after the break, skipper Joey Barton struck the crossbar with one free-kick before...