FT: QPR 1 Everton 1

FULL TIME. QPR 1 Everton 1.

Granero picks up a yellow card and as 10-man Everton close in on a hard-earned draw, an extra few seconds tick away.

Another good chance for QPR. Diakite's shot from range clips Park, with Jagielka making a brave tackle to deny Cisse a tap-in and claiming a free-kick as well. Excellent stuff from the Everton defender.

Mirallas looks for the one-two with Naismith, but the latter over cooks his pass and a promising chance is cut out by Mbia.

Four minutes of added time for either side to find a winner!

Naismith is caught offside after a lovely ball from Heitinga, with the strjker's shot blazed over the bar in the end anyway.

Taarabt's cross from the right catches the stomach of Distin, but then unfortunately for the QPR man, clips him on the rebound and an Everton goal kick is the result.

Cesar is warned for time wasting, incredibly, when QPR are pushing for a late winner against a team with 10-men.

Baines makes a complete mess of the free-kick, firing a curling drive well over the bar, and wasting what was a very promising position for the Toffees.

Heitinga, playing in a forward role, is taken down by an erratic tackle from Bosingwa, and 20 yards out, Everton have a free-kick.

Jelavic's game comes to an end as Heitinga replaces him, while for QPR, Ferdinand comes on for Nelsen.

QPR win a free-kick on the edge of the box, with Taarabt going for goal and coming agonisingly close to finding the near post before seeing his effort flash wide.

Hoilett again proves a huge problem for Everton, firing a stunner from 25-yards which is tipped wide by a terrific save from Howard.

Huge claims for a penalty from the QPR fans, as Hoilett takes a tumble under Jagielka but the referee waves play on!

Coleman nearly makes a hash of his clearance as he cannons the ball of Cisse. Incredibly, moments later, Cisse is played in by Taarabt but takes the ball too far around Howard. Fortunately for the striker's pride, the offside flag was raised anyway.

Park nearly plays in Cisse divinely but the alert Howards charges off his line to make the tackle. QPR look very strong here and the atmosphere at Loftus Road is building by the minute.

Great work from Hoilett, who shifts his feet before drawing a fine save from Howard. Granero looks to pounce on the rebound but can only fire over the bar.

Coleman reacts to well to concede a corner after a hopeful ball in from Granero nearly landed at the feet of Cisse.

Diakite gets himself to the byline, not for the first time in the match, and earns a corner. The delivery sails over everyone in the box, until Distin heads away Granero's cross back in.

Traore's energetic shift comes to an end as he is replaced by Onuoha.

QPR make a change as Zamora comes off in place of Cisse.

Great save from Cesar! The corner falls into the feet of Jagielka from Distin's header, but an instinctive save from Cesar keeps the ball out, with Jelavic then chipping over from just inside the box.

Mirallas goes for goal with a powerful drive that seems destined for the far corner until the head of Mbia tips it behind for a corner.

QPR immediately retaliate as Diakite's long ball picks out Zamora who aims for the near post but drives a rather timid effort into the arms of Howard.

Mirallas drops deep, but his ball to the back post leaves his team-mates stranded, and QPR with a goal kick.

Diakite picks up a booking for a cynical tug on the surging Mirallas.

Hoilett shows incredible tenacity to make two consecutive challenges and win both of them, earning a heart roar from the QPR faithful.

Baines crosses in with his right foot, as Mirallas sticks his head on the end of it but can only aim wide, despite doing well to initial;ly reach the ball.

Granero's extravagant ball to Bosingwa is unfortunately deemed offside, with replays showing that the correct decision was made. It was a lovely pass from Granero though.

Pienaar had been walking on a tightrope and Everton must re-group now as David Moyes finds his team one man down, the second red card in the Premier League of the day in just two games so far.

Pienaar is sent off! The Everton forward slides through Bosingwa and that's enough for Jon Moss to end his game.

Hoilett's ball to Zamora is disappointing, but Bosingwa capitalises on complacency from Baines to win it back.

Zamora is sandwiched in between Distin and Baines, the QPR striker unlucky not to win a free-kick despite his best protests.

Things have suddenly become incredibly open, and as QPR look to break, Pienaar is reprimanded for a late lunge on Park. The Toffees midfielder is treading a very thin line now.

Bosingwa plays in Hoilett down the line, but the forward is well marshalled by Baines, who stands his ground terrifically.

Mirallas again takes aim, after sterling work from Pienaar, but his effort againt only finds the body of Mbia.

Everton attack with options, and after involvement from Pienaar and Baines the ball falls to Mirallas whose shot is cleared away by Mbia.

Jelavic looks for Naismith with a knock down but Granero is aware to the idea and adjusts the course of his path to intercept.

Pienaar is booked for that previous challenge on Hoilett as play resumes.

Anichebe's frustrating day comes to an end as Naimsith replaces him in an Everton change.

Hoilett clutches his knee after a collision with Pienaar, while Jagielka also appears to be in some discomfort as the injuries begin to pile up from this feisty encounter.

Diakite makes a stunning run, cutting past three Everton players before whipping a pacey ball into the box. Zamora fires at goal but a magnificent interception from Distin keeps the ball out of the net!

An Everton throw-in comes to nothing after a poor header from Anichebe lands behind goal with the fans, much to the visitors' frustration.

Hoilett holds off Jagielka but as he looks for Park, the Everton centre-back steps off to make the tackle and concede a throw-in.

Everton play the free-kick quickly, and while QPR switch off, Baines looks to take advantage but Cesar reacts well to palm away his delivery.

Bosingwa shows outrageous skill to turn away from Pienaar, but moments later Diakite commits a foul on Neville.

Everton get the second half kicked off.

Junior Hoilett's early deflected strike gave QPR the lead but an own goal from Juilo Cesar ensures the score is level again at the break. Send your second half predictions to jack.woodfield@bskyb.com or tweet @JWoodfield365

HALF TIME. QPR 1 Everton 1.

Taarabt ventures down the right, but Everton organise well as Distin returns to the fray, Coleman making the interception as the Toffees look to break with seconds of the first half remaining.

Two minutes of added time to be played.

Distin goes down after taking a knock in a clash with Granero. The centre-back appears to be in quite some distress as play draws to a temporary halt.

Jagielka makes another wonderful interception, heading away from Park after Bosingwa's teasing run on the right.

A stunning sequence of four passes along the floor nearly results in Mbia finding Zamora, via Granero and Taarabt. Jagielka crucially sticks a last-ditch leg out though and ends up breaking up the attack.

Osman hacks through Granero during a surging run and the referee awards the free-kick to QPR.

Good chance for the Hoops. Lovely link-up down the right results in Zamora setting up Hoilett, who unfortunately trips while shooting and fires his effort into the crowd.

Coleman is dispossessed down the right by Traore and QPR look to break. Granero finds Bosingwa but his ball into the box is headed away by Jagielka.

Taarabt looks for Hoilett, but he finds his progress blocked by Distin, who prevents the forward releasing a shot on the edge of the area.

QPR win a corner thanks to excellent hussling down the right from Hoilett.

Everton hit the bar! QPR fail to learn their lesson and from a corner Jagielka's header rattles the woodwork before the hosts clear.

It's shocking defending from QPR. Distin is left all alone at the back post and quite calmly, he pokes home Coleman's delivery, albeit via a massive deflection off Cesar, to pull Everton level!


Jagielka, the man at the heart of my every sentence at the moment, does well to win a free-kick 30 yards from goal after neat link-up with Jelavic.

Jagielka sprays a ball out to the left but it lands with the fans and the Everton defender is forced to issue an apology to his team-mates.

A QPR corner is defended by the Toffees, with Jagielka impressing again to meet the handful of Zamora to the ball.

Granero shows admirable desire once more to head back and win the ball back for his team, earning a free-kick in the process off Pienaar.

An awkward bounce from Distin's header nearly gifts Zamora with an opening. It comes to nothing, until Park tries to feed the striker with a through ball and Jagielka is forced into a brilliant interception.

Pienaar aims for Mirallas but his pass carries too much pace and leaves his team-mate wanting as it lands at the feet of Diakite.

Taarabt looks for the run of Hoilett but it was a tricky ball and Coleman gets in the way. QPR still look very solid almost a quarter of the game in.

Nelsen is the man who gets his head to the delivery, but he is crowded out when meeting it and can only fire his effort wide.

Park takes a tumble under Pienaar and QPR win a free-kick in a dangerous position on the edge of Everton's penalty area.

Jagielka seeks out Jelavic but Mbia is there, with Taarabt setting off as QPR look to break, making good progress until a sliding challenge from Neville.

Anichebe takes aim, but his drive across goal catches the foot of Bosingwa who again clears his lines excellently.

Everton probe forward but find their progress limited, before Bosingwa steps in to make a good challenge on Pienaar down the left.

Cesar parries away Jelavic's impressive effort from the set piece, with Traore sweeping up as QPR rid themselves of the danger.

Jelavic beats Granero for pace as he sprints forward, and the QPR man sticks a leg out to bring him down roughly 25 yards from goal.

Distin goes long looking for Anichebe, but he is marshalled well by Diakite before Mbia steps in to make the clearance.

Hoilett over-runs the ball as he presses into Everton's final third, with the result a goal kick to the Toffees.

Granero shows good grit to track back and challenge Anichebe, the midfelder looking quite the buy since his move from Real Madrid this summer.

Anichebe looks for his strike partner Jelavic, but it's a poor ball and Mbia ends up cutting it out quite easily.

From the free-kick, Jagielka looks to help the ball back into the danger area but Cesar reacts well and claims efficiently.

Mbia is furious after a reckless tackle on Mirallas is penalised by the referee. No card but a verbal warning for now for the defender.

What a let off for Everton. A slip from Howard nearly proved costly from Baines' pass back, but after recovering to clear, Traore flashes the ball goal across goal with neither Hoilett or Zamora able to connect.

Taarabt's superb skill lures Neville into making an ill-advised challenge, resulting in a QPR free-kick which they play short.

A strong run from Hoilett nearly tempts the forward into shooting. He is forced out wide though and defended excellently against by Baines.

Mirallas and Baines look for space on the left, but as the cross comes in from the former, Mbia heads away coolly.

What a start for QPR! From the corner Hoilett breaks away, running upwards of 50 yards before unleashing shot that clips the heel of Baines and takes the ball past a helpess Howard.


A risky clearance from Bosingwa results in a second Toffees' corner, but this time round Cesar makes a clean punch away.

Coleman draws the first corner of the game, after solid defending from Traore.

QPR get the game underway.

Some betting advice now from David O'Bryne, who writes: "Just had two quid on Bosingwa to open the scoring in this game. 150/1 seems generous given his predilection for a potshot."

Gabriel Sutton writes: "My gut tells me there is a result to kickstart QPR's season coming soon, where all the big names click and no-one quite expects it. It would be uncharacteristic of Everton to take their eye off the ball, so to speak, but I've a feeling the QPR team will rally behind Mark Hughes and fight for a 2-0 win, am maybe seeing a late goal from Zamora to seal it."

Jon Moss (W Yorkshire) is the man in the middle this afternoon.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Jelavic, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Duffy.

QPR: Julio Cesar, Bosingwa, Diakite, Nelsen, Traore, Mbia, Granero, Park, Taarabt, Hoilett, Zamora. Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Faurlin.

And here are the teams in full...

Here's the team news in brief. QPR boss Mark Hughes makes three changes to his starting line-up for the visit of Everton, with his side still searching for their first Barclays Premier League win of the season. Armand Traore, Samba Diakite and Junior Hoilett were all recalled with Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand dropping to the bench and Clint Hill missing out altogether. Everton bring in Victor Anichebe for the injured Marouane Fellaini with Sylvain Distin replacing John Heitinga in defence. New signing Thomas Hitzlsperger is named amongst the Everton substitutes.

Shaun Standing is predicting: "The first 15 minutes for both team will be key. I think the game will be won in the first half. Predicting 3-2 to Everton."

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Loftus Road for live coverage of QPR v Everton in the Barclays Premier League. No team news as of yet, but soon as it emerges it will be published here. If you'd like to drop me a line today you can send an e-mail to jack.woodfield@bskyb.com or tweet @JWoodfield365

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