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The Stoke City striker raced down the M40 after the Arsenal match to make it to Brixton in time

Roy Hodgson said he will not consider Peter Crouch for his squad

Peter Crouch transfer to QPR ruled out by Stoke

Potters also announce Kenwyne Jones will not be allowed to leave the club

Chris Samba

Christopher Samba completes move to QPR for a fee thought to be £12.5m

Defender joins from Anzhi Makhachkala in a club record deal

January transfer window - deadline day - LIVE!

Follow all the latest developments as clubs frantically make last minute transfers in the run up to tonight's 11pm deadline

Darren Bent

Transfer speculation surrounding Darren Bent reignited

Stoke linked with £10m move for the Aston Villa striker

Yun Suk-Young

QPR complete signing of South Korean left-back Yun Suk-young

22-year-old joins from Chunnam Dragons

Sergio Aguero was among the Manchester City players unable to break the deadlock against QPR

Roberto Mancini calm despite dropped points against QPR

Manchester City failed to find a breakthrough against bottom side

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez tussles with Stoke's Ryan Shawcross for the ball

Match Report: Pablo Zabaleta lightens the gloom for Manchester City

Stoke 0 Manchester City 1: Poor game sees City win at Stoke for first time in seven attempts but lose Kompany to injury

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross

Premier League: Stoke v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium

Dean Whitehead and Michael Kightly celebrate Stoke's goal

Match Report: Stoke provide West Bromwich Albion with another reality check

West Bromwich Albion 0 Stoke City 1

Papiss Cisse of Newcastle celebrates his goal against Stoke

Alan Pardew felt Newcastle deserved better against Stoke

Newcastle slip to fourth consecutive defeat having held lead against Stoke

Brave face: Mark Hughes says his side must start taking their chances
The Norwich players celebrate with Alex Tettey after his shot was deflected in by Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen

Premier League: Norwich v Stoke match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

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