Queens Park Rangers failed to secure a first Premier League win of the season, despite enjoying a man advantage during a breathless finale at Loftus Road.

Everton held firm after controversially losing Steven Pienaar to a second yellow card with 30 minutes remaining.

QPR had snatched a second-minute lead when Junior Hoilett ran 60 yards and found the net with a deflected shot.

Everton struck back through a Julio Cesar own goal and both sides might also have been awarded penalties.

QPR v Everton: the stats

  • This is the 12th time a team has failed to win any of their opening eight Premier League games. Five of the previous 11 avoided relegation.
  • Steven Pienaar's red card was Everton's 74th in Premier League history, only Blackburn (76) have more.
  • Junior Hoilett's goal is the earliest QPR effort in league since Les Ferdinand after two minutes versus West Ham in December 1994.
  • 15 goals is Everton's best ever return after eight games of a Premier League season.
  • Source: Opta

The result leaves QPR bottom of the Premier League table and manager Mark Hughes under growing pressure.

Having left Fulham, who are eighth, on the grounds they failed to match his aspirations, the Welshman would surely take survival even at this early stage of the season.

Given his predicament, keeping his job for the next few weeks may be a more immediate target, but with the next league game away to Arsenal there is little sign of respite.

With confidence wavering and the Loftus Road crowd in need of something to shout about, QPR came flying out of the traps, catching Everton cold. The visitors won two early corners but from the second Rangers broke with the kind of pace and purpose their attacking play has often lacked this season.

Ref missed blatant penalty - Hughes

Hoilett surged down the centre of the field, holding off the challenge of Phil Neville before unleashing a low shot that clipped the heel of Leighton Baines and looped beyond the wrong-footed Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. The goal energised QPR, their passing improved and for 30 minutes they dictated.

Adel Taarabt produced his usual array of tricks, Ryan Nelsen - preferred to Anton Ferdinand in defence - headed a corner over and Bobby Zamora caused havoc.

But Everton are a formidable outfit and their sheer physicality enabled them to gain a foothold on the game, with the tireless Jelavic a constant threat. The Croatian tested QPR goalkeeper Cesar with a low free-kick early on and he won another from which Everton struck back.

Baines' free-kick 10 yards into the Rangers half was lifted towards an unmarked Sylvain Distin five yards from goal. The Frenchman headed the ball onto the base of the post and it bounced back on to Cesar and back over the line. Such is the fragility of confidence at Loftus Road that QPR briefly went to pieces.

Within 90 seconds of the goal, Everton might have struck twice more. First QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia appeared to trip Jelavic in the penalty area before Phil Jagielka headed a corner against the crossbar, having been granted the freedom of the penalty area.

Everton were snapping into the challenges now, no more so than Pienaar. The South African was shown a first yellow card five minutes into the second half, was warned for a challenge on Hoilett soon after and was unfairly shown a second yellow by referee Jon Moss on 61 minutes after colliding with Jose Bosingwa.

Moyes fumes at ludicrous red card

Moyes's side were far from finished, however. A curling Baines corner once again caused havoc in the QPR defence, with Jagielka twice going close in a scramble.

Spaces were beginning to appear in the Everton defence. Hoilett skipped past Leon Osman only to see his fizzing low shot turned away by Howard.

The former Blackburn winger was leading QPR's charge now, with his fearless running and willingness to shoot on sight. He tested Howard again moments later before going down under a mistimed challenge by Seamus Coleman in the penalty area. QPR's penalty appeals were waved away and Everton held firm to earn a point.

QPR manager Mark Hughes: "We made an excellent start and got our reward. Junior Hoilett made things happen and I thought he was excellent all game.

"All in all it was a decent game and we are just a little disappointed in so much as we have not got three points.

"We are getting better and I think everyone can see that. The frustration I think is that we haven't got the points to back up the performances.

"We have shown against almost every team we have played against that we can compete in this league. That gives us comfort because we know we have good players in the building and they are getting fitter."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

QPR

  • 33 Julio Cesar
  • 03 Traore (Onuoha - 72' )
  • 17 Nelsen (Ferdinand - 83' )
  • 19 Bosingwa
  • 02 Diakite Booked
  • 07 Park Ji-sung
  • 10 Taarabt
  • 14 Granero Booked
  • 40 M'bia
  • 23 Hoilett
  • 25 Zamora (Cisse - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Green
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 11 Wright-Phillips
  • 32 Faurlin
  • 09 Cisse
  • 12 Mackie

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 03 Baines
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 15 Distin
  • 18 Neville
  • 23 Coleman
  • 21 Osman
  • 22 Pienaar Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 07 Jelavic (Heitinga - 83' )
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 28 Anichebe (Naismith - 52' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mucha
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 34 Duffy
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 16 Hitzlsperger
  • 14 Naismith
  • 19 Gueye
Ref: Moss
Att: 17,959

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

5 4

Corners

5 4

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:23

Foul by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) on Samba Diakite (QPR). Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, passed.

90:00 +4:01

Attacking throw-in by Phil Neville (Everton).

90:00 +3:55

Defending throw-in by Nedum Onuoha (QPR).

90:00 +3:22

Free kick taken left-footed by Sylvain Distin (Everton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

90:00 +3:22 Booking

Booking Esteban Granero (QPR) booked for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:19

Foul by Esteban Granero (QPR) on Steven Naismith (Everton).

90:00 +2:45

Foul by Esteban Granero (QPR) on Phil Jagielka (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +2:17

Samba Diakite takes a shot. Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:16

Foul by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) on Ji-Sung Park (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) from left channel, passed.

90:00 +0:44

Attacking throw-in by Stephane Mbia (QPR).

89:29

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

89:13

Shot by Djibril Cisse (QPR) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.

88:45

Steven Naismith (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

88:08

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

86:42

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton) on Anton Ferdinand (QPR). Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

86:01

Djibril Cisse (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

85:40

Goal kick taken long by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

84:25

Foul by Jose Bosingwa (QPR) on Leon Osman (Everton). Weak free kick drilled left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.

83:37

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (QPR) on Steven Naismith (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from right channel, resulting in open play.

83:32

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

82:53 Substitution

Substitution QPR substitution: Ryan Nelsen replaced by Anton Ferdinand (injury).

82:46 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Nikica Jelavic replaced by Johnny Heitinga (tactical).

81:12

Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) on Esteban Granero (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt (QPR) from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

80:58

Shot by David Hoilett (QPR) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), fantastic save (parried) by Tim Howard (Everton).

79:08

Goal kick taken short by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

78:21

Djibril Cisse (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

77:34

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

76:41

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

75:47

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

75:23

Shot by David Hoilett (QPR) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (parried) by Tim Howard (Everton). Weak shot by Esteban Granero (QPR) left-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.

74:28

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Esteban Granero takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Naismith.

74:00

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) to near post, clearance by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

73:08

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

72:03

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) to centre, clearance by Nikica Jelavic (Everton).

71:51

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

71:25 Substitution

Substitution QPR substitution: Armand Traore replaced by Nedum Onuoha (injury).

70:44

Foul by Djibril Cisse (QPR) on Sylvain Distin (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

70:29

Goal kick taken short by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

70:13 Substitution

Substitution QPR substitution: Bobby Zamora replaced by Djibril Cisse (tactical).

69:54

Shot by Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

69:22

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to far post, header by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (with feet) by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

69:08

Shot by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Stephane Mbia (QPR).

68:36

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

68:31

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

67:53

Shot by Bobby Zamora (QPR) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Tim Howard (Everton).

67:43

Goal kick taken long by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

67:28

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton), resulting in ball out of play.

66:50

Free kick taken right-footed by Leon Osman (Everton) from left channel, passed.

66:50 Booking

Booking Samba Diakite (QPR) booked for unsporting behaviour.

66:44

Foul by Samba Diakite (QPR) on Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

66:09

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

65:59

Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) on Esteban Granero (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Samba Diakite (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

65:09

Goal kick taken short by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

64:35

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), weak header by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

63:39

Jose Bosingwa (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

63:09

Defending throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

60:58

Free kick crossed right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) from right wing, clearance by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

60:58 Dismissal

Dismissal Steven Pienaar (Everton) dismissed for second bookable offence.

60:46

Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton) on Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

60:02

Defending throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

59:22

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

58:19

Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton) on Ji-Sung Park (QPR). Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

57:45

Attacking throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

57:26

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Everton) on Armand Traore (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Samba Diakite (QPR) from left channel, passed.

56:39

Foul by Phil Neville (Everton) on David Hoilett (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Ryan Nelsen (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

56:13

Shot by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

54:53

Defending throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

53:55

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton) on Esteban Granero (QPR). Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

52:56

Foul by David Hoilett (QPR) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, passed.

52:14

Defending throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

51:34 Booking

Booking Steven Pienaar (Everton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

51:28 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Victor Anichebe replaced by Steven Naismith (tactical).

50:26

Shot by Ji-Sung Park (QPR) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

49:34

Nikica Jelavic (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

48:58

Goal kick taken long by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

48:35

Attacking throw-in by Phil Neville (Everton).

48:10

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

47:33

Defending throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

47:17

Goal kick taken long by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

47:06

Weak shot by Phil Jagielka (Everton) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.

46:37

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), save (punched) by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

46:10

Foul by Samba Diakite (QPR) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Pienaar (Everton) from left wing, passed.

45:37

Attacking throw-in by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +4:11 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +3:56

Shot by Adel Taarabt (QPR) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

45:00 +3:21

Cross by David Hoilett (QPR), resulting in open play.

45:00 +2:19

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

44:47

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

43:57

Foul by Victor Anichebe (Everton) on Armand Traore (QPR). Free kick crossed right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) from left wing, resulting in ball out of play.

43:34

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

43:28

Cross by Jose Bosingwa (QPR), clearance by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

41:28

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton) on Adel Taarabt (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) from right channel, passed.

41:03

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

40:22

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

40:06

Weak shot by David Hoilett (QPR) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

39:48

Attacking throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

39:29

Cross by Adel Taarabt (QPR), clearance by Sylvain Distin (Everton).

39:18

Cross by Jose Bosingwa (QPR), save (punched) by Tim Howard (Everton).

38:02

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

37:42

Attacking throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

36:54

Attacking throw-in by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

36:10

Cross by Esteban Granero (QPR), weak header by Bobby Zamora (QPR) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Tim Howard (Everton).

35:46

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR).

35:13

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

34:53

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

34:38

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

34:09

Goal kick taken long by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

33:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka takes a shot.

32:12

Assist by Sylvain Distin (Everton) from centre of penalty area.

32:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Soares Julio Cesar - QPR 1 - 1 Everton own goal by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) (bottom-left of goal) from own half (6 yards).QPR 1-1 Everton.

31:36

Foul by David Hoilett (QPR) on Phil Jagielka (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Pienaar (Everton) from right channel, header by Sylvain Distin (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards),

31:07

Attacking throw-in by Phil Neville (Everton).

30:55

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

30:40

Cross by David Hoilett (QPR), resulting in ball out of play.

30:27

Attacking throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

29:35

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

29:24

Cross by Armand Traore (QPR), resulting in open play.

28:26

Attacking throw-in by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

28:21

Defending throw-in by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

27:36

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) to centre, clearance by Sylvain Distin (Everton).

26:55

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton) on Esteban Granero (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Bosingwa (QPR) from right channel, resulting in open play.

26:21

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

24:25

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Everton) on Adel Taarabt (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Ryan Nelsen (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

23:55

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

23:20

David Hoilett (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Sylvain Distin (Everton) from own half, passed.

23:04

Defending throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

21:50

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

20:35

Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton) on Ji-Sung Park (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) from right channel, header by Ryan Nelsen (QPR) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar.

20:05

Attacking throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

18:04

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

17:14

Foul by Samba Diakite (QPR) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Seamus Coleman (Everton) from right wing, passed.

16:35

Foul by Phil Neville (Everton) on Adel Taarabt (QPR). Free kick taken left-footed by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.

16:18

Defending throw-in by Armand Traore (QPR).

14:55

Foul by Esteban Granero (QPR) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Nikica Jelavic (Everton) from left channel (25 yards), save (parried) by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

14:07

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

13:34

Attacking throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

12:52

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

11:19

Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton) on Esteban Granero (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Samba Diakite (QPR) from own half, passed.

11:09

Defending throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

10:37

Nikica Jelavic (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Stephane Mbia (QPR) from own half, passed.

9:18

Foul by Stephane Mbia (QPR) on Kevin Mirallas (Everton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, comfortable save (caught) by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

8:12

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

7:55

Cross by Armand Traore (QPR), resulting in ball out of play.

6:53

Goal kick taken long by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

6:35

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

5:54

Foul by Phil Neville (Everton) on Adel Taarabt (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Esteban Granero (QPR) from left wing, passed.

5:21

Attacking throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

4:30

Defending throw-in by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

4:14

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

1:59

Assist by David Hoilett (QPR) from right channel.

1:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Leighton Baines - QPR 1 - 0 Everton Own goal by Leighton Baines (Everton) (low centre of goal) from own half (18 yards).QPR 1-0 Everton.

1:59

Shot by David Hoilett (QPR) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), resulting in open play.

1:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) to centre, save (punched) by Soares Julio Cesar (QPR).

0:52

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to centre, clearance by Jose Bosingwa (QPR).

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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