• QPR 1 EVERTON 1
• Junior Hoilett gives Hoops the lead after 2 mins
• But terrible QPR defending gifts Everton equaliser
• Silly Steven Pienaar off for second yellow card
• Jagielka leads stubborn rearguard as Everton hold on
• Anton Ferdinand and others do not wear 'Kick It Out' tees
FULL TIME: QPR 1 EVERTON 1 (Hoilett 2', Julio Cesar OG 32') Frustrating for QPR, they had a good go but Everton clung on gamely for a point after being down to ten men for the last half an hour. It was a gutsy defensive effort from the Toffees, with Phil Jagielka and Tim Howard especially impressive. QPR's quest for a Premier League win continues. They looked quite useful going forward but were pretty shocking at the back, gifting Distin a free header that caused the equaliser, and another one to Jagielka that hit the bar. Everton probably should have had a pen, as well. All things considered, a decent point for Everton; and I reckon QPR are going down unless they can learn how to defend basic situations. For those as are following the saga, Anton Ferdinand and several players from both sides chose not to wear the pre-match 'Kick It Out' shirts. Anyhow, thanks for reading, enjoy the rest of the weekend and we'll see you soon. Cheers.
David Moyes: "I think the decision for the Pienaar second yellow card was rubbish. Poor. The referee was poor all day, as he was when he reffed us against West Brom." He is also convinced Everton should have had a penalty.
Mark Hughes is also convinced that his side should have had a penalty. Blah blah blah. "We are a good footballing side, our performances have been okay. Today is a start, it is a good point against a side that have had a great start to the season."
Junior Hoilett shoots for his deflected opener after two minutes
94 mins: No further chances of note and the game peters out with Everton the happier side.
93 mins: Is it possible that these QPR players are not too bright? Granero has just committed a needless foul in the centre circle, earning himself a yellow card and, worse, a chance for Everton to delay for a minute or two.
91 mins: The ball is swung out to Bosingwa. Diakite strikes it, and Park tries to flick it goalward. Another great block from Jagielka! If Everton hold on here, he'd be my MoM for his defensive heroics.
90 mins: We are going to have four minutes added on. Ferdinand loses the ball and Everton can nearly break but there are too many men back. Now the Rs have a freekick, central, 35 yards out.
89 mins: Naismith breaks, but he is also caught offside. Cisse has a weak shot. QPR look less likely to score than they did five minutes ago, the crowd have also gone quiet. You sense that few really believe they can win matches.
88 mins: Tim Howard is using every trick in the book to waste some time. QPR, from Mark Hughes to the fans, are united in rage.
86 mins: Djibril Cisse caught offside, not for the first time since coming on.
85 mins: Rare moment of respite for Everton as Bosingwa commits a foul. Baines wastes the freekick, though.
83 mins: Everton, who are being over-run, bring on Johnny Heitinga to bolster the midfield and take of Jelavic. Clinging on by their fingernails now. QPR bring on Anton Ferdinand for Ryan Nelsen.
82 mins: Foul on the edge of the Everton box... Taarabt whips the freekick just the wrong side of the post.
81 mins: Taarabt takes his time to put the foot on the ball before releasing Hoilett down the left. He cuts inside and draws a good save from Howard. QPR all over Everton - can the visitors hold on?
79 mins: Hoilett into the area and Coleman tackles him. Hoilett, and the QPR fans, scream penalty but that was a fair tackle.
77 mins: Fourth official Phil Dowd sees Pienaar watching the match from the tunnel and shoos him away.
76 mins: Lucky for Coleman! Delays over his clearance and fortunately for him, when he hits it into Hoilett, it bobbles too far away from the attacker.
75 mins: Nice through ball from Park, Cisse cannot quite get onto it as Howard rushes out to smother the danger. QPR really hammering on the door here, Everton are camped in their own half.
73 mins: QPR corner that Everton cannot clear. Coleman eventually has to concede a corner. Granero tries a volley from the edge of the box. Hoilett now with a run and low shot. Decent save from Tim Howard. Granero, looking pricey at nine mil, wastes the rebound.
71 mins: Cisse is on for the so-so Zamora. Nedum Onuoha is on for Traore, which I think mut be fitness related because Traore's had a profitable afternoon down his flank.
69 mins: What's that line about madness being doing the same things wrong again and again and exepcting different results? Well, here's QPR defending a corner again, and again Zamora loses Distin to give him a free header. His effort is blocked on the line. Someone blocks Jagielka's follow up as well. The ball finally breaks to Jelavic who tries to chip the keeper but makes a mess of it.
68 mins: Nice link work from Baines and Mirallas down the left, using Osman as a pivot and he lays it back into the path of Mirallas. A fierce shot is headed over.
Evertonian Gary Naylor says: "Pienaar red card for being a bit stupid really. Can't do that so soon after a talking-to."
66 mins: Diakite the next man in the book, chopping down Mirallas for his 100th yellow card of the season.
65 mins: Lots of shouting and running around, no actual football at the moment.
63 mins: Mirallas comes across to the left, and Everton go to a 4-4-1.
60 mins: Both teams giving the ball away willy-nilly, the game stretched and pacy.. this is only going one way! Someone is going to get sent off. Yep, there it is. Everton give it away, and as Pienaar clips at Bosingwa from behind, he brings him down. That's a red card for Pienaar. I think Bosingwa was playing for that, he barely touched him, but idiotic of Pienaar having just had a warning from the ref. Everton are down to ten men.
57 mins: The game is getting heated. Pienaar with another foul; on Hoilett. Already booked, he's sailing close to the wind, and the ref has a little chat to tell him as such. Osman heads behind but QPR do not get a corner. Refreeing error. The crowd boo, they're getting quite eggy now.
54 mins: Here's Pienaar bombing down the left now, he loses it. QPR break, they lose it. It's end-to-end stuff, without a lot of quality. Phil Neville has clattered Juinor Hoilett but escapes a booking. "Fortunate there, Philip," opines Gary Neville. Diakite has had a smack in the kisser and needs a change of shirt, this one's got claret down it.
52 mins: Naismith is into the action right away by, erm, fouling Granero.
50 mins: Pienaar fouls Hoilett and goes in the book. Steven Naismith replaces Victor Anichebe.
49 mins: But now a low cross from the QPR right after a fine run by Diakite and here's Park to apply the finish! Brilliant tackle from Phil Jagielka to deny him, throwing himself in front of the ball. Super bit of defending from the young man, as Ray Wilkins would not doubt concede. Looks like he might have hurt his wrist in the process.
48 mins: It is all Everton in the second half.
47 mins: Baines crosses dangerously from the left, and QPR now struggle to clear. A period of pressure for the visitors ends with Jagielka shooting wild and wide.
46 mins: Everton kick off. The first minue of the second half is a catalogue of misplaced passes.
HALF TIME Excellent start from QPR as Hoilett gave them the lead after two minutes but their defensive nincompoopery returned to haunt them again when they gave Distin a free header from five yards out. Looking at that again, QPR's Ryan Nelsen made a brilliant dummy run across his own backline, causing havoc and confusion among the QPR defenders. Entertaining fare, QPR probably the more accomplished going forward, but Everton could have had a second when more Rangers defending allowed Jagielka a header that hit the bar. They might have had a penalty, as well. We'll see how the second half pans out in a minute or two.
45+ mins: The last action of the half is an incisive run from Hoilett, who slips it to Taarabt in the inside left position. He lofts a lazy shot 15 yards over the bar and that's the half.
45+ mins: There will be several minutes added on after that delay and time for another QPR attack. Traore haring down the left but the move breaks down when Taarabt gives it away. On the break, though, Baines and Pienaar fluff their lines and that too comes to nought.
44 mins: Ryan Nelsen has picked up a knock and there is a delay as he gets treatment.
42 mins: Now Jaglielka has to produce a superb clearing header from a Bosingwa cross, Ji-Sung Park was lurking and ready to score there.
41 mins: Yet more threat from Taarabt but the Everton defence stand firm and clear his threatening low through ball.
39 mins: All muscle as Diakite bundles past his man, passes to Zamora who shows good strength to hold off Distin with his back to goal and lay it off to Hoilett. Sadly, he blazes over. All very butch and Mark Hughes-ish, that passage of play.
38 mins: Taarabt dances past a couple of men as he surges into the area but his low cross is scrambled clear.
37 mins: End-to-end stuff now, although clear-cut chances to tell you about. QPR's defensive coach, if such a creature exists, must be as sick as a rat.
34 mins: QPR are all over the shop. From a corner, it's now Phil Jagliekla's turn to be left completely unmarked and he thunders a header against the crossbar. What is going on with this defence?!
33 mins: Could and indeed should have been worse for QPR as Mbia trips Jelavic in the penalty area. The ref does not give a penno, and I think the only reason is that it was so soon after the goal.
32 mins: Oh, QPR. Oh dear oh dear. Everton have a freekick from 35 yards out.
GOAL! A pretty bog standard ball looped into the area and the QPR defence are all standing around looking at each other as Distin rises unimpeded and in splendid isolation to head at goal. Terrible from Zamora, who was supposed to be marking him, and the central defenders. The ball hits the bottom of the post and then the back of diving goalie Julio Cesar, who is harshly debited with the own goal. QPR 1 EVERTON 1 (Julio Cesar OG 32')
29 mins: Hoilett, the best thingabout Blackburn last season and among the best about QPR this, busy down the right. Pienaar has been switched to the left for Everton as Moyes seeks to establish an attacking bridgehead into this match.
Shane O'Leary has some answers to my questions above. They are in order:
"NO hope of QPR escaping the drop this season.
Hughes ISN'T the man to lead them to safety, but AVB will need something to do next year.
I am NOT BORED of t-shirts yet, they are versatile, forgiving and better than tea towels when it comes to binding diy inflicted wounds.
EVERYONE is going to finish above Liverpool, apart from QPR.
JENNY AGUTTER is the anything else I fancy, but you are quite right about Baines, MUFC bound in January, I am told."
26 mins: The pace of the game has dropped somewhat and QPR show that they have some fine footballers in their ranks as Taarabt and Granero work the ball around with aplomb. They win a corner, which is uneasily cleared by the Toffees.
24 mins: Park is having a fine game in midfield and very nearly opens Everton up like a can o' beans with a ground pass. It's just cut out.
20 mins: Pienaar chops down Ji-Sung Park on the edge of the box. He complains about the ref's decision but it looks clear-cut to me. Chance for QPR to get a freekick in from the right-hand corner of the box. Granero delivers a pin-point ball onto the head of Nelsen but he heads over from close range.
Shirt thing, some players wearing them, some not
18 mins: Better from Everton these last few minutes, Anichebe is becoming a nuisance down the right and is getting forward to join Jelavic.
15 mins: Decent hit from Jelavic but Julio Cesar beats it away comfortably enough.
14 mins: Jelavic and Piennar link up or a one-two and the former goes down on the edge of the box under a challenge from Granero. He was looking for the foul and the QPR man obliged.
13 mins: Howard slips over again, Everton looking nervy at the back. They hoof a corner clear. Up front, Jelavic is unable to get into the game much, he's isolated.
12 mins: Ref blows up for a couple of fouls, nothing too sinister but there are some committed tackles about.
10 mins: Everton have a chance to deliver a ball into the area but look like they miss the aerial threat of Fellaini.
8 mins: A really excellent atmosphere at Loftus Road, Park is organising his troops well and is leading a gutsy, spirited defensive performance from QPR when they don't have the ball. When they do have it, Hoilett and Taarabt looking threatening.
6 mins: Howard slips over and nearly gifts QPR a second as Hoilett closes him down when Baines back-passes. The ball is not cleared properly and Tarrabt plays a nice reverse pass to the overlapping man down the right. Hard low ball across the goal from Traore. Baines does well to marshall Zamora off the ball.
3 mins: A perfect start for QPR, then. Taarabt looks on his game, getting on the ball and showing his skills.
GOAL! And from that punch, Junior Hoilett breaks and scores. He wins a physical tussle with Phil Neville, races down the ground and goes for a shot. Plenty of good fortune, in that it takes a huge deflection off the foot of Baines as he scrambles back, and it loops over Howard for an early goal. QPR 1 Everton 0 (Hoilett 2 mins)
1 mins: We are underway. Everton in black shirts (not a racist statement by the Toffeemen). Boos and jeers ring around the ground, not too sure for whom. Everton have an early corner, whipped in by Baines, who I like very much. First corner cleared for another corner by Bosingwa. From the second corner, a good punch from Julio Cesar.
15.55 The players line up, kick off is nearly upon us. Anton Ferdinand on the bench, Diakite back from suspension.
Good to see that tiger mascot there backing the campaign
15.50 A few minutes to kick off and we turn, reluctantly, from racism, criminology, sociology and t-shirts to football. I think Everton without Fellaini might not be quiet the same force, he's a terrific player IMHO.
15.47 Bit more on the shirt business.
Ferdinand was joined in not wearing the t-shirt today by Rangers team-mates Shaun Wright-Phillips and Junior Hoilett, following the stance taken by Ferdinand's brother Rio prior to Manchester United's game against Stoke yesterday and by Reading striker Jason Roberts.
Everton's Nigeria international Victor Anichebe was another who decided against showing support towards Kick It Out at Loftus Road, along with team-mate Sylvain Distin.
15.45 Mark Hughes says that he is confident QPR can get out of this mess, and that he would be more worried if they didn't have the quality to stay in the division.
15.40 So that's what we'll all be reading, writing, talking and arguing about for the next 24 hours. Oh goody. Football really has become the most frightful bore. Ah, Anton is not the only t-shirt refusenik judging from those pictures: some team-mates are also shunning the Kick It Out tops. As are some Everton players. This is not a protest, this is a MOVEMENT.
Here are the players, some of whom are wearing t-shirts and some of whom are wearing tracksuit tops, who will be appearing today.
QPR: Julio Cesar, Bosingwa, Diakite, Nelsen, Traore, Mbia, Granero, Park, Taarabt, Hoilett, Zamora. Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Faurlin.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Jelavic, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Duffy.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
MAJOR BREAKING NEWS, SPORT FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has elected not to wear a t-shirt supporting the Kick it Out campaign during the warm-up ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash with Everton at Loftus Road.
15.35 Both Ray Wilkins and Niall Quinn have now said that Tiote had "his foot three feet off the ground"; given that he kicked Fletcher below the knee, that would make the Scotch striker, what, 25 feet tall.
15.25 Just catching the end of the Sunderland v Newcastle game. John O'Shea being interviewed. I like John, he looks like a proper man, not one of these airy-fairy modern football drips. I imagine he could build you a nice wall, or give someone a hiding around the back of a pub. That counts for a great deal, to me, and indeed to Martin O'N, judging from the size of that team. If you didn't see the game, it was a right good scrap, little or no football played from what I could see, but entertaining nonetheless.
15.20 Sporting birthdays! I love me a sporting birthdays. (We get a little list each day from the Press Association). Today, it's the unlikely trio of.... 1996 World Cup winner George Cohen, 2005 FA Cup winner Arsene Wenger, and £40,000-a-week substitute lottery of life winner Winston Bogarde.
15.10 My two-cents on the Rio and Sir Alex t-shirt thing, since you are not asking, is thus: if I were black, and my brother had been racially abused, being told to zip it by a an old white man would not make me any less angry or digusted by the siutation and the establishment's response to it. Seems out of character for Sir Alex to not back his player in this way, to me. That said, I reckon Rio and Jason Roberts might be tilting at the wrong windmill by sticking it to the Kick It out campaign. We will see what Anton does or does not do very shortly.
15.00 Afternoon all and welcome to our live blog of QPR v Everton. How
many more defeats can Mark Hughes survive? I note that he has had the
Obviously no football match can take place these days without some sort of
sideshow about the pre-match fomalities. T-shirts are the new handshakes, of
course, and Hughes says that Anton Ferdinand will
While we await the team news, let's get a goosey at John Ley's match preview:
QPR manager Mark Hughes still has a couple of problems in defence ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Everton. Although Jose Bosingwa and Anton Ferdinand are both now fit, Armand Traore is still fighting for match fitness and full-back Fabio is due to have a scan on his hamstring in the next two weeks. Midfielder Samba Diakité returns from a one-match ban with striker Andy Johnson a long-term absentee.
Everton, meanwhile, will be without Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini, who has been one of the most impressive players in the league this season, suffered a knee injury against Wigan two weeks ago and missed out on international duty with Belgium. He could be fit for next weekend's Merseyside derby as could Tony Hibbert, but Darron Gibson is likely to be out for longer while short-term signing Thomas Hitzlsperger will not yet be considered.German midfielder Hitzlsperger signed on on a short-term contract on Friday. The former Aston Villa and West Ham player has been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg in the summer.
The frustration for QPR fans is that they have actually played some rather good football this season, but rarely for long enough to count. The probable return of Samba Diakité and the absence of Marouane Fellaini for Everton will help them compete physically in midfield, something they have struggled with. Meanwhile, the small pitch may hamper Everton's expansive wide game. But a home defeat would surely move Mark Hughes one step closer to the exit.
Betting: Home 23-10, Away 11-10, Draw 23-10.
Stat of the game: Everton have scored two goals or more in their last four Premier League games.
Jonathan Liew's prediction: Queens Park Rangers 1 Everton 0.
Kick-off: 16.00 BST.
TV: Live Sky Sports 1, Highlights BBC1 Match of the Day2.
QPR (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Bosingwa, Ferdinand, Nelsen,
Hill; Granero, Mbia; Taarabt, Park, Wright-Phillips; Zamora.
Out: Fabio (hamstring), Johnson (knee).
Everton (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Heitinga,
Baines; Mirallas, Osman, Neville, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic.
Out: Fellaini (knee), Gibson (thigh), Hibbert (calf).
Referee: Jon Moss. Matches: 3. R0 Y11.