Live: Everton 2 QPR 0

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FT: Everton 2 QPR 0. Easy in the end for the home side. QPR started well, but faded too quickly, and have it all to do to avoid playing in the Championship next season.

Townsend fires an excellent effort just past Tim Howard's left-hand post. Too little, too late from the visitors.

Four minutes of added-time...

The impressive Mirallas is given a rest, to be replaced by Naismith.

Everton just ticking down the clock now. QPR look resigned to yet another defeat.

Jelavic on in place of Osman.

SAVE! Another fine save from Howard, this time keeping out a curler from Onouha. Better from Rangers.

SAVE! Cesar again makes the save look more spectacular than it was, but does well all the same to keep out Mirallas effort.

Corner now for Rangers after good work from Taarabt, but once again Fellaini wins it in the air.

Game petering out somewhat. Rangers offering no fight at all. Disappointing in the position they are in.

Samba Diakite comes on, replacing Granero.

QPR break well, Remy cuts inside, but his cross-come-shot is easily stifled by the Toffees' backline. Wasteful again.

Everton winning everything in the air. Fellaini especially dangerous. Anichebe ok after receiving treatment on his shoulder.

Everton comfortable at the moment. Playing some decent football. Break in play now with injury to Anichebe.

Mirallas jinks inside twice, fires a shot at goal, but Cesar is equal to hit, grabbing the ball at the second attempt.

Taarabt is on in place of Park for the Rs.

Pienaar booked for a late challenge on Park.

All Everton at the moment, with Gibson controlling the match from the middle of the park. Too easy for them.

Remy looking very frustrated up front. he has had to manufacture alot of chances himself, and isn't getting much support.

Elliot Sheppard thinks not: "I like QPR but I reckon they've lost this one, 2-1 Everton with a late QPR surge. They're going down if they don't win this!"

Fully deserved second for the home side, who have started the second half on fire. Is there any way back now for the beleaguered Rs?

Leighton Baines whips in an in-swinging corner, Distin gets up well, heads the ball goalwards, and Anichebe flicks the ball past Cesar.

GOAL!!! Everton 2 QPR 0. Anichebe 56.

Michael Sam has been in touch: "QPR will push hard this half and get the equaliser that their hard work deserves. Come on Rangers we can still stay up. Point here, 3 at stoke and reading. Beat the geordies and safe. its as easy as that. if only."

Townsend this time goes into the book for dissent.

Jagielka this time with time in the box, but his strike is blocked. Only a matter of time until Rangers find themselves two down?

Granero cautioned for foul on Coleman. Kicks the ball away just to make sure the referee has no option!

SAVE! Distin's does brilliantly to head the ball goalward from there, but Cesar gets across to spectacularly tip the ball over.

Corner for Everton. Looking very confident and purposeful in this second half.

What a let off for the visitors. Will the Toffees rue that missed opportunity? Let me know your thoughts!

WOOWORK! How did he miss? Kevin Mirallas with a excellent bit of skill to get to the byline, pulls it back to Anichebe, who has an age to pick his spot, but finds only the inside of the post!!!

Remy again the danger. Makes space for the shot well, fires a stinging effort goalwards, but Howard gets everything behind hit to block the shot.

QPR get the second-half underway. Big half for the relegation candidates!

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BIG half for Rangers coming up! They must get something from the game really. Can they do it. Get in touch!

HT: Everton 1 QPR 0. Darron Gibson's deflected strike gives the home side the lead. QPR had their chances, but not clinical enough when it mattered.

One minute of added time...

Townsend can't keep the ball in play. Big half coming up for the visitors. Must raise there game.

Somewhat against the run of play, but Rangers made to pay for not capitalising when on top. Must pick themselves up once more.

When your lucks not in... Darron Gibson's drilled shot was heading for goal, but Cesar looked to have it covered, until Clint Hill unfortunately deflected the ball past the despairing keeper to give the home side the lead.

GOAL!!! Everton 1 QPR 0. Gibson 40.

Anichebe tries to play Mirallas in, but it is overhit. The tricky winger was slow to make the run, with Anichebe in a good position.

Fellaini booked for innocuous looking challenge on Granero. Spaniard made a meal of it, it has to be said.

CHANCE! Free-kick is pulled back to Gibson, who fires it in low, which finds Distin who prods the ball wide.

Poor play from Bosingwa, who lets Coleman get the better of him, and is forced to pull the defender back. free-kick in good position.

Cleared for another corner, which is cleared. Need to get on the end of these crosses the home side.

Anichebe again the target man, who does well to hold off Samba, lay it off to Fellaini, but he is dispossessed. Corner.

Everton looking frustrated. Lots of arguing among themselves. Rangers doing well to frustrate them.

All Rangers at the moment. Playing some really good football, but must make it count when they are on top

SAVE! Tim Howard at full stretch to keep out Loic Remy's goal-bound effort from close range. Tremendous instinctive stop from the American.

QPR almost get in again, but it is scrambled clear after several attempts by Jagielka. Open game at the moment.

Anichebe getting rough treatment from QPR backline. Pushed and shoved all over the place. Rs must be careful not to give away needless set-pieces again!

Another decent move put together by the visitors. Onouha finds space, whips in a great ball, but Howard is again out quickly to claim.

Very scrappy at the moment. Neither side can get the ball out of their own half. Damp conditions aren't helping matters.

Nice play by QPR down the left-hand side. Park threads the ball through for Hoilett, who crosses into the box, but it is cut out by Howard.

Park seems to be back to his tireless work ethic that he made his name with at Manchester United. Chasing everything down.

QPR have established themselves well in the game. Clint Hill seems to be coping with the physicality of Anichebe up front for Everton.

Cesar reacts well, pouncing on the loose ball after the ball was flicked on by Phil Jagielka.

Bosingwa can't stop the ball running out for a corner. Danger here for QPR.

Great chance! Wonderful link up play between Baines and Pienaar, with the left-back crossing for Anichebe, who is a whisker away from getting on the end of it.

Loic Remy adjudged to be offside. Touch and go, but Distin was around to cover comfortably.

Clint Hill's challenge was clumsy. Seen them given for less.

PENALTY SHOUT! A good move form the home side puts Coleman in a good position and goes down under challenge, but it is waved away by referee Lee Mason.

Hoilett has the first effort at goal, curling a shot over, but he had Tim Howard scrambling across his goal.

Coleman in the thick of it again, tracking Loic Remy well to usher the ball out of play for a goal kick.

Coleman almost gets himself into a good position to cross, but loses his footing and he is dispossessed.

We are off!

If they do stay, certainly will be favourites to come back up!

I think it all depends on what Harry does. Some will stay, some will go.

Jack Walker has something to ponder? "A question for you Pete, from a rather naïve Man Utd fan, what's going to happen to players like Estaban Granero and Loic Remy if QPR go down? Will they stay or will QPR cash in on them?"

The teams are about to get the match underway!

A very optimistic Sammy Talalay via email: "QPR to smash Everton 3-0. Hat-trick from Taraabt as a half-time substitute. Come on you Rs!!!"

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QPR transfer rumours have been in touch via Twitter! "QPR 2 Everton 0 Goals: from Townsend/Remy(Penalty) Everton player to see red. COYR #believe."

Loic Remy is the form man for the visitors, after his stunning goal against Wigan last time out made it four in five for him.

At 6/1 with Sky Bet, Rangers, who has lost 15 or their last 16 trips to top-half teams, are not well fancied, but with victory almost imperative, Redknapp must send out a team intent on attacking, and may leave his side open at the back. If the beleaguered Rs are to net a surprise result, then Loic Remy, who has netted five goals since his January arrival, is likely to have a big say. He is 7/1 to open the scoring.

Kevin Mirallas maybe the dangerman for the home side today, with three goals in his last four, all fine individual efforts!

The omens are good. Can Harry mastermind a great escape? Starting today?

They also have three wins in their past five visits to Goodison!

The Rs have an excellent record against Everton, losing only twice in 11 meetings between the sides in the Premier League!

Come on QPR fans! You think you can get a positive result today? Tweet me Pistolpeteh86 your thoughts.

Stewart MacLaren predicts a Toffees win from a warm and windy Spain: "Everton will beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at Goodison Park this afternoon with good goals from Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini & Nikica Jelavic."

Oliver Gotlieb thinks the return of Pienaar and Fellaini will have an effect: "After earning a draw at Tottenham without Pienaar nor Fellaini, Everton should be able to win comfortably now they're back. 2-1 to Everton. Goals from Remi, Mirallas and Pienaar."

Chris Green has sympathy for QPR via email: "I feel for Harry Redknapp and his team because they have tried their absolute best during this very tough season, but it looks like all their hard work will come down to nothing! It will be sad when they go down, but this is football and they must accept this. My prediction for today's game: Everton 2-1 QPR."

Fellaini back in the starting line-up for Everton, which is a big boost!

In come Park, Granero and Hoilett.

Three changes made by Harry Redknapp. Taarabt drops to the bench. Mbia not involved at all and Zamora suspended.

Subs: Green, Diakite, Taarabt, Mackie, Fabio, Ben Haim, Bothroyd.

QPR XI: Cesar; Bosingwa, Onuoha, Samba, Hill; Park, Granero, Jenas, Townsend; Hoilett, Remy.

Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley.

Everton XI: Howard; Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines; Mirallas, Osman, Gibson, Pienaar; Fellaini, Anichebe.

The teams are in...

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I want to know your thoughts on today's encounter. Is it a must- win for the Rs? Can the Toffees maintain their recently winning streak at Goodison?

Also, there is the added bonus of finishing above bitter rivals Liverpool, who are three points behind at the start of play today.

Everton have much to play for too, with Champions League qualification still a remote possibility, but more realistically a Europa League spot up for grabs.

Today's match is crucial for QPR's survival bid, especially after having three points snatched away from them by Shaun Maloney's last-gasp free-kick on last Sunday.

I'm Pete Hall, and I will be taking you through action as it happens - live!

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