Although in no immediate danger, both sides went into this encounter knowing that the three points would help them in their bid to retain their status as a Premier League club for another season.
You can find out how the match unfolded with our minute-by-minute commentary below.
"Everyone knows that I have got a good relationship with [Harry Redknapp]. I think he is a fantastic manager and QPR are a club that are very close to my heart," he told Sky Sports News.
"That is where I grew up really and where my family are, but it didn't materialise and I am very happy to be at Stoke."
FULHAM: Etheridge, Baird, Hughes, Emanuelson, Kacaniklic, Petric, Rodallega
STOKE: Sorensen, Jones, Adam, Whitehead, Kightly, Shea, Jerome
"We need a couple wins. You have to do the ugly things against Stoke. You've got to defend the first ball and earn the right to play your football."
"What a special, special goal. It was great play down the right but when it was headed out there was Dimitar Berbatov, who showed perfect technique and hit it right into the top corner. He could not have hit it or placed it better. Fantastic. That was worth the entrance fee for this game alone."