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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, that's everything from Loftus Road today. In fact, that's everything from the Premier League today.

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  2. Player reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    QPR

    QPR skipper Joey Barton: "The league table doesn't lie. Over the course of 30-odd games you deserve to be where you are - you can't complain every week about bad luck. It is an unforgiving league, no team shows you any empathy.

    "We still believe we can stay up - that is a fundamental thing in our dressing room. Now we have got to go out and prove that. We were the better side today but have got no points to show for it."

  3. Manager reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Chris Ramsey

    QPR boss Chris Ramsey: "It is very disappointing to lose. I'm hoping it can be showed how well the boys played and fought for the club. How we have not come away with three points is unbelievable.

    "Fortunately for us the other clubs around us haven't won and it keeps us within touching distance. We need to keep playing like that until the end of the season.

    "I think we can get out of it, other teams have done that in the past. Had we gone out there with apathy and not played how we did then it would be different."

  4. Player reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    QPR skipper Joey Barton: "When you are fighting away at bottom, things seem to go against you. Everton had three shots on target and they scored two.

    "We knew Everton had just come off the plane from Europe, so we tried to play at a high tempo. I thought the lads implemented the game plan really well. To lose is a kick in the teeth."

  5. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Everton did defend excellently at Loftus Road, especially in the context of their horror show in the 5-2 defeat at Dinamo Kiev on Thursday.

    Skipper Phil Jagielka and young centre-half partner John Stones both dealt with the pace and power of Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora.

    But Everton have still kept only four clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League games.

  6. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    QPR 1-2 Everton: Phil Jagielka

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez on his side's much-improved defensive display: "The back four were excellent, especially Phil Jagielka. It was the most impressive performance by captain when it was most needed."

  7. Player reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Seamus Coleman

    Everton goalscorer Seamus Coleman: "A lot of the lads were down after Thursday's defeat in Europe - not one of us could say that we played well. I know I wasn't happy with my performance.

    "We wanted a reaction and that's what we did. Phil Jagielka was immense and Aaron Lennon didn't stop running - they made my job easier.

    "We know we haven't been good enough this season and our league position shows it. We are too close to the bottom for our liking, but today we put it right."

  8. FULL-TIME MATCH STATS

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Everton
  9. Manager reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on injuries to strikers Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone: "It is too early to make an assessment. Kone took a knock on the knee and we need 48 hours. Romelu, it is more the amount of games and more fatigue and tissue reacting in that manner. We hope it is not too serious."

  10. Manager reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "That was an outstanding performance in terms of greed and the personality we needed to adapt to that type of game.

    "QPR have been unfortunate at home this season, have created chances and today the result could have gone either way. We defended very well and scored two outstanding goals.

    "The desire and application we showed gives me more satisfaction than any other victory. Now we have to make sure this performance is an incredible platform for the rest of the reason. We need to climb the table as high as we can."

  11. Player reaction

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Everton matchwinner Aaron Lennon: "This is a massive win for us. We picked up good win at Newcastle, then had a disappointing performance in Europe. But we did well here today - it is difficult place to come.

    On his loan spell at the Toffees: "I'm enjoying my time here and I have done since the moment I arrived. Long may it continue."

    Is that a hint that he is keen on staying after this season?

  12. FULL-TIME

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    All over at Loftus Road! Vital victory for Everton, who stop the rot to move nine points clear of the bottom three.

    QPR would love to swap places with their opponents. That's because they remain second bottom in the Premier League table - four points away from safety.

  13. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Another ball is slung into the Everton six-yard box, another Everton head clear the trouble. Ref Jon Moss looks at his watch....

  14. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    QPR are throwing everything at the visitors - I'm half expecting to see someone run on with a kitchen sink. Phil Jagielka and John Stones are leading the resistance though, both Everton centre-backs making important headers to clear.

  15. HITS THE WOODWORK

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Adel Taarabt weaves into space in the right channel of the Everton box, steadies himself, cleanly strikes...but is denied by the post!

  16. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Everton supporters are making all the noise inside Loftus Road. QPR fans have their fingernails in their mouths. A header from Steven Caulker harmlessly flies over the Everton crossbar...

  17. INJURY TIME

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    The fourth official appears on the touchline, wielding a big electronic board. It illuminates into life, telling us that QPR have five more minutes to find an equaliser...

  18. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    As you can imagine, QPR are hogging virtually all of the possession now. Mauricio Isla slings in a deep cross from the right touchline but can't find a blue-and-white shirt. Seamus Coleman boots clear. Almost into stoppage time...

  19. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    If QPR are going to nick an equaliser then you'd get short odds on Charlie Austin being the hero. The Hoops striker unleashes a fierce effort right on the cusp of the away penalty area, but an outstretched toe from - yep, you've guessed it - John Stones closes the door.

  20. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Shaven-headed Everton midfielder Darron Gibson grimaces as he pulls up following a bone-crunching tackle. His shift is over, I'd imagine. The clock stops as he receives treatment, before the Irishman decides he is OK to carry on. Hard as nails.

  21. CLOSE!

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Adel Taraabt shoots

    Adel Taarabt almost produces the moment of magic that QPR need. The Moroccan playmaker jinks into space on the edge of the Everton area, before firing agonisingly wide of Tim Howard's left-hand post.

  22. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Can QPR dig deep in the last 10 minutes? Here's Adel Taarabt - sometime genius, sometime 'over-weight' luxury - to help them.

  23. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Everton

    Deflated

    Deflation. That's the only word to describe Loftus Road right now. Well, apart from the corner which is housing the Everton fans. They are singing away to their hearts content.

    Everton will ease any lingering relegation worries, moving nine points clear of the bottom three with a win.

    But QPR will remain four points adrift of safety.

  24. GOAL

    QPR 1-2 Everton - Aaron Lennon

    Aaron Lennon

    Everton back in front! On-loan Spurs winger Aaron Lennon, who was linked to QPR before going to Goodison in January, coolly drills in a low effort after pouncing on to a half-hearted clearance from the home defence. Excellent work down the right flank by Seamus Coleman, who provided the dangerous cross which QPR couldn't cope with.

  25. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Everton

    Charlie Austin has banged in 15 goals this season, but has seen little opportunity to add to that tally today. Now he does. Great link up play by strike partner Bobby Zamora, who chests down into Austin's path on the edge of the area. But he can't keep his swipe down.

  26. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Everton

    Another chance for QPR - another chance wasted by Bobby Zamora. The Hoops striker hustles his way in front of the Everton defence, only to lash over the crossbar and into the home fans huddled behind Tim Howard's goal.

  27. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 1-1 Everton

    Another change of personnel for QPR. And why not? Chris Ramsey's last tactical tweak worked wonders. Sandro is ushered to the sideline as Karl Henry replaces the Brazilian.

  28. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Everton

    Right, here is where we are after that QPR equaliser.

    A draw here would see QPR remain second bottom, three behind fourth-bottom Sunderland. Everton would stay 14th, seven points clear of the dreaded bottom three.

  29. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 1-1 Everton

    As the Loftus Road decibel meter combusts after that equaliser, Everton are forced into a change. Unsurprisingly it is striker Romelu Lukaku, who appears to picked up a hamstring injury. On comes Ross Barkley...

  30. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    Austin ducks as Vargas shoots

    "Everton had plenty of numbers in there but they couldn't clear their lines. Eduardo Vargas picks up the ball from Charlie Austin, who had actually miscontrolled the ball, and fired into the roof of the net. Everton are on the back foot now and QPR will think they can get more than a point out of this game. It's certainly lifted the home fans at Loftus Road."

  31. GOAL

    QPR 1-1 Everton - Eduardo Vargas

    Vargas celebrates his goal

    Even more bad news for Everton fans - but not for QPR fans! The home team are level. And it is the substitute Eduardo Vargas who lashes an unstoppable rising shot into the roof of the Toffees net. The Chilean pounces from six yards out after Sandro and Charlie Austin cause nuisances of themselves in the away penalty area.

  32. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Uh oh, some bad news Everton fans. Romelu Lukaku looks to have pinged his hamstring...

  33. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    The ball pings around the Everton box like a pinball until QPR midfielder Sandro pounces. However, the Brazilian's shot is blocked by an Everton shirt.

  34. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Football fans are largely not known for being sympathetic - especially when they have got a relegation battle to contend with. The QPR fans jeer Everton striker Arouna Kone when he requires some treatment.

  35. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    First roll of the tactical dice from QPR boss Chris Ramsey, who has only won one match since Harry Redknapp left remember. Junior Hoilett's number is up, trudging off to be replaced by Chile forward Eduardo Vargas. The cheers from the home fans tell us that they are happy with that move.

  36. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Stones and Jagielka

    Everton were pilloried for their display in Kiev, when they had a weaker defence than a convicted mass murderer. But they have cleaned up their act today, with centre-backs Phil Jagielka and John Stones looking particularly assured.

  37. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Chile defender Mauricio Isla is the man of the moment, again coming to QPR's rescue to break down another Everton attack. But the respite is brief - Everton winning back possession as Leon Osman tees up Darron Gibson. But the Irish midfielder drags his low 20-yard shot wide.

  38. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Despite Everton hardly having a kick since the break, they almost have a sniff of a second. The Toffees, backed by plenty of noise from the away end, spring forward quickly on the counter. Leon Osman races through the middle but is superbly stopped in his tracks by the covering Mauricio Isla.

  39. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    QPR are hogging the ball at the moment, as they patiently probe for an opening. A ball is lofted towards the Everton penalty spot, midfielder James McCarthy is back there to head clear. And he is stood in the right position again moments later to hack away from his own goal again.

  40. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    But then there are a few groans from the QPR fans as their team go backwards when holding on to possession.

  41. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Junior Hoilett's frame-finding effort is sign of your luck when you're anchored in the bottom three. But, if nothing else, it brings the home fans to life as their side search for an equaliser.

  42. DISALLOWED GOAL TO QPR

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Austin and Zamora protest disallowed goal

    QPR almost instantly get back on level terms! Junior Hoilett rattles the crossbar with a vicious 25-yard curling strike, before Bobby Zamora bundles in the rebound. However, the celebrations are curtailed as the linesman's flag on the far side is wafting in the west London wind.

  43. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    After a brief wait, QPR amble back out too. No changes for either side as Everton restart proceedings.

  44. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Everton re-emerge from the Loftus Road tunnel first after the break, the camera panning on Toffees goalscorer Seamus Coleman as he throws some energy-boosting liquid down his neck.

  45. Post update

    Times journalist Rory Smith: The Premier League's nicest man - Alejandro Faurlin - on the pitch at half-time. Coming back from his third cruciate ligament knee injury. Lovely man, terrible luck.

  46. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Of course it goes without saying that QPR must do their own dirty work if they are going to escape an instant return to the Championship. But their bid will also be helped if the teams above them continue to drop points too.

    However, West London rivals Chelsea aren't helping them at the moment. The leaders have squandered a two-goal advantage at sixth-bottom Hull, who will pick up a vital point as it stands at the KC Stadium.

    Hull were six points clear of QPR before today's matches.

  47. HALF-TIME MATCH STATS

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    QPR v Everton
  48. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    "QPR have been lacklustre given the plight they are in apart from Joey Barton, who has really tried to lead the side. It's the quality that Everton have which has been difference between the two teams. QPR had a bright start, but the frustration continues. It's all been half chances in the first half and they have to improve on that after the break."

  49. HALF-TIME

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    No, QPR can't use that minute's grace to nab a leveller. In fact I don't think they touched the ball before referee Jon Moss peeped his whistle.

    Everton lead through Seamus Coleman's crisp finish and are set to move up to 14th. Second-bottom QPR are staying deep in the relegation mire as it stands.

  50. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    The clock ticks past the allotted 45-minute mark. Think we are having just the one extra minute - can QPR use it to their advantage?

  51. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    "John Stones has been very impressive, he's really handled Bobby Zamora well in this first half."

  52. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    What a waste! Joey Barton goes short to Matty Phillips, who ambitiously tries his luck from about 35 yards. Nooooo! He slices the ball horribly wide. That's infuriating - and I'm not a QPR fan. I'd be fuming if I was one of the QPR centre-backs who had trotted forward...

  53. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Opportunity for QPR? possibly. John Stones, who has otherwise been excellent, gives away a free-kick in a central position about 40 yards from the Everton goal. Go on lads, get yourself up from the back into the box...

  54. YELLOW CARD

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Ouch! Aaron Lennon is unceremoniously dumped on to the lush Loftus Road turf by a wild challenge from Junior Hoilett. Not much intent from the QPR man, just executed with the timing of an inappropriate joke. Hoilett isn't laughing - he becomes the first man to go into Jon Moss's notebook.

  55. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Matty Phillips looks full of confidence - as you would imagine after his worldly of a goal last weekend. The QPR speedster has more tricks than Dynamo, stepping and shimmying over the ball on the right. But he can't deliver and it allows Leighton Baines, that wily old full-back, to dispossess him.

  56. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Although that throw-in does not create another Everton chance, it does allow the visitors to build up some territorial advantage. The away side quieten Loftus Road by neatly passing the ball around in their opponents' half. However, they can't work an opening before QPR nick back possession.

  57. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    This pass is a thing of beauty. Darron Gibson curls a wonderful 40-yard pass into the path of Aaron Lennon, who hares down the right flank to win a throw-in near the corner flag. I've almost drooled on my keyboard.

  58. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    "That was a glorious opportunity for Bobby Zamora. QPR need to be more clinical in front of goal, but Everton are sinking deeper and deeper into their own half."

  59. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    QPR striker Bobby Zamora could have bagged a hat-trick on another day. Another chance goes begging as Charlie Austin's curling cross from the right brushes his forehead and goes out for a goal-kick. A team in QPR's perilous position needs to converting those...

  60. PENALTY APPEAL

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    A whiff of a penalty shout for Everton? Darron Gibson's shot just inside the box is closed down by the sliding frame of QPR captain Joey Barton who appeared to block the attempt on goal with his arms. Barton can't have meant it, though.

  61. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Everton are moving up to 14th in the Premier League table as it stands, nine points clear of the relegation zone.

    QPR would remain four points adrift of fourth-bottom Sunderland.

    Hull, who are 15th, are currently drawing 2-2 against visitors Chelsea after fighting back from two down. Follow that game here (but make sure you come back and join us).

  62. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    QPR, back to 11 men as a sprinting Steven Caulker returns to the pitch, create another half chance. Charlie Austin's shot hits a dark Everton shirt, the ball loops towards Bobby Zamora, whose eyes light up. But he is beaten by leaping Everton keeper Tim Howard who gathers at the second attempt.

  63. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    QPR momentarily down to 10 men as Caulker has his digit strapped up. In the meantime, play restarts with Leon Osman firing low at Rob Green, who saves at the near post.

  64. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Short break in proceedings as QPR defender Steven Caulker needs some medical treatment. Looks like a dislocated finger as the QPR physio appears to pop it back into place. Ouch.

  65. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    QPR boss Chris Ramsey looks bemused as he skulks the Loftus Road touchline, arms folded. Charlie Austin has bailed the Hoops out many times over the past couple of seasons, but their top scorer can't keep a header down.

  66. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    Everton celebrate

    "It must be the first time Everton have really counter attacked and they have caught QPR. It was a really composed ball from Leon Osman to see the run of Seamus Coleman on the overlap and he has produced a superb finish. You worry that with the run that QPR have been on the life will drain out of them."

  67. GOAL

    QPR 0-1 Everton - Seamus Coleman

    Seamus Coleman shoots

    QPR have dominated. Everton lead.

    Seamus Coleman, with the precision of a compass, sidefoots Leon Osman's square ball into the top corner of the QPR net off the post. Home keeper Rob Green is stood motionless - he had no chance.

  68. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    QPR free-kick, close to the touchline from about 40 yards. Joey Barton lofts it into the danger-zone, over everybody and into Tim Howards's hands.

  69. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    We see our first glimpse of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who after being questioned earlier this year, has found some red-hot form. The 22-year-old Belgian has bagged three goals in his last three games, but is stopped in his tracks by an offside flag as he runs on to Darron Gibson's pass.

  70. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    John Stones pressures Bobby Zamora

    The QPR fans, knowing a win will put them just a point adrift of safety, are pumped for this match. They holler and shriek as Bobby Zamora collects another punt forward, but the ball won't sit for the forward as he tries to twist and turn past John Stones. But the Yorkshireman stays calm again to track his opponent before nicking the ball and striding out of defence. Classy stuff.

  71. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Joey Barton pumps forward a high ball for Bobby Zamora to gallop after. Zamora sniffs blood as he enters a footrace with John Stones, backing his strength rather than speed against the young England hopeful. But Stones does excellently to hold off Zamora and boot clear.

  72. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    Roberto Martinez

    "I think teams have worked out how Roberto Martinez's teams are setup and realise they can get at them. That fantastic defensive record Everton had in the past and don't now has cost them, they've been vulnerable."

  73. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Back come Everton. The Toffees earn their first corner of a rather sunny afternoon in West London. Leighton Baines trots over and is told by referee Jon Moss to take the ball back a couple of inches into the quadrant. The home fans laugh at that one.

    But Baines, with his 60s mod haircut looking particularly sharp, almost has the last laugh. His delivery to the near post is hooked over by Leon Osman. Close!

  74. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Groans from the home supporters as they see Bobby Zamora rather cumbersomely scoop over the Everton bar. But the ex-England man, who latched on to a flick from Charlie Austin in a central position inside the box, would have been offside anyway.

  75. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Matty Phillips accelerates into an inch of space of the right flank, allowing him room to whip in a dangerous cross. But James McCarthy, on his 50th Premier League start for the Toffees, is stood in the right place at the right time to head clear.

  76. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Loftus Road

    "If QPR are to maintain Premier League status they have to pick up wins at Loftus Road."

  77. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Encouraging start from the home side, who have spent much of the opening exchanges in the Everton half. In fact, I don't think Everton have had a touch inside the QPR half yet.

  78. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    Bobby Zamora is a big old handful, isn't he? The QPR striker bustles into a bit of space and almost tees up Junior Hoilett. But the Canadian cannot get a clear sight of goal and Everton clear.

  79. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-0 Everton

    QPR leading scorer Charlie Austin hears the whistle of ref Jon Moss for the first time, nudges the ball to team-mate Bobby Zamora - and that means it is game on!

  80. LINE-UPS

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    QPR: Green, Isla, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Phillips, Sandro, Barton, Hoilett, Zamora, Austin. Subs: Ferdinand, Hill, McCarthy, Kranjcar, Henry, Vargas, Taarabt.

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines, McCarthy, Gibson, Osman, Lennon, Lukaku, Kone. Subs: Robles, Naismith, Besic, Barkley, Browning, Garbutt, Alcaraz.

    Referee: Jonathan Moss (W Yorkshire)

  81. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Opposing skippers Joey Barton and Phil Jagielka share a few words and joke in the Loftus Road tunnel. The teams walk out to a rapturous reception, then go through the customary handshakes. Loftus Road, which is packed to the rafters, goes through the teams again - so we will too...

  82. Home truths help QPR

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    QPR coach Chris Ramsey believes his "heated" half-time talk during last weekend's defeat at Crystal Palace may end up being a turning point in their season.

    "There was a constructive heated discussion at half-time," he said. "Our second-half performance was better.

    "I think the players realised they didn't want the game to fall into a debacle for the travelling fans that had woken up early that morning to come to the game."

    "The heated discussion was important," he said. "It shows that people want to stay in the division and want to do well for this club. It was constructive."

  83. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    QPR

    Loftus Road sounds like my primary school disco in the mid-1990s. Dutch dance duo 2Unlimited are pumping out, asking 'Are You Ready For This?'

    Almost. The players have completed their warm-ups, disappeared back into the bowels of the main stand, and that means we are 10 minutes from kick-off. Time to get a packet of cheesy puff crisps and a bottle of cheap fizzy pop before it is game on.

  84. Post update

    Everton: James McCarthy will make his 50th Premier League start for the Blues this afternoon.

  85. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    EVERTON

    So Mr Hind (see below) is one of the Martinez dissenters, but I'm sure he would not have stooped to vandalism. But some scally (or scallies) has done.

    The Everton caretaker arrived at Goodison Park this morning to find someone had spent their Saturday night going wild with a can of paint outside the stadium.

    The culprit sprayed "Martinez Out" and "Not Good Enough" onto the wall of a stand in white paint, reports the Liverpool Echo.

  86. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Mr Hind: Lost faith in Martinez months ago. Refusal to change things and saying all games are "phenomenal" is an insult to all fans."

  87. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    You don't tend to see many Premier League managers out on the pitch ahead of kick-off. But, while most gather their thoughts in the dressing room or make sure that their missus has arrived in the corporate area safely, QPR's Chris Ramsey is out on the grass. He looks thoughtful as he smashes a few balls around, before prowling around casting his beady eye on his men.

  88. Hodgson calling for Green

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    QPR keeper Robert Green is grinning away as he is put through his paces to the background noise of The Clash's classic 'London Calling'.

    And so he might. Because it was 'Hodgson calling' for Green last night, when the 35-year-old picked up the blower to discover he had been recalled to the England squad.

    Green has been capped 12 times by England, but has only appeared once for his country since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

  89. Lawro's prediction

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson
  90. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Interestingly, the name of centre-back Antolin Alcaraz - who had a shocker in Kiev - started to be scribbled down on the official team sheet. But then it was scrubbed out and replaced by John Stones, who many felt should have started against the Ukrainian side anyway.

  91. Everton team news

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez makes five changes from the side which were humbled 5-2 by Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League.

    Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson replaces the suspended Gareth Barry while England defender John Stones, veteran midfielder Leon Osman, striker Arouna Kone and flying winger Aaron Lennon come in for Antolin Alcaraz, Christian Atsu, Ross Barkley and Steven Naismith.

  92. QPR team news

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    QPR are boosted by the return of captain Joey Barton from suspension as boss Chris Ramsey makes four changes from the side which lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace.

    Barton replaces Karl Henry in midfield while Chile full-back Mauricio Isla comes in for the injured Darnell Furlong. Forwards Bobby Zamora and Junior Hoilett are preferred to Adel Taarabt and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

  93. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    QPR boss Roberto Martinez on his side's reaction to Thursday's defeat in Kiev: "The clear reaction has to be understanding the nature of today's game. QPR, who I have watched a lot, have been unfortunate at home this season.

    "First and foremost we must be switched on. We need an edge in our performance like we did against Newcastle and perform in the manner that we can.

    "We have got nine games left, 27 points to fight for, we had a fantastic experience in Europe but we know we need to do much better in league - starting today."

  94. Post update

    QPR v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Can Everton stem the tide at Loftus Road today? Or will they be sucked into the relegation battle with another defeat? Time for you to climb on to your soapbox. Let me know how you are feeling Everton fans. Are you safe from relegation? Are you still behind Martinez's management?

    And don't worry Rangers fans, we won't leave you out. Can your side drag themselves out of the mire? Was Chris Ramsey the right man to do it?

    Whatever you want to talk about use #bbcfootball on Twitter or text 81111. Come on, let's be having you!

  95. Post update

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    Roberto Martinez may have enjoyed a dream start at Goodison Park last season - but the honeymoon period appears to over. In fact, the Spaniard has been booted out of the marital bed and into the spare room by some Toffees fans. Some are even after a divorce.

    And it is easy to see why. Everton have suffered eight defeats in their last nine matches, culminating in an embarrassing 5-2 defeat by Dinamo Kiev on Thursday.

  96. Pre-match manager chat

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    QPR boss Chris Ramsey on four changes to the team which lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace: "We had a few players back from injury, and I thought we needed to make couple of changes after last week. The players coming in will give everything they have got.

    "The players are aware that they can move within a point of [fourth-bottom] Sunderland and know today is a massive game for us."

    On Joey Barton's return from suspension: "Joey is really good around the club, even when he is not playing, and I hope he can take that attitude on the pitch and galvanise the troops."

  97. Line-ups

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    Four changes for QPR, who will move a point from safety with victory. Experienced midfielder Joey Barton returns against his boyhood club.

    QPR XI: Green, Yun, Caulker, Onuoha, Isla, Barton, Sandro, Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora, Austin.

    Everton make just switch from the side which started their last Premier League outing against Newcastle.

    Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, Lennon, Gibson, McCarthy, Osman, Kone, Lukaku.

  98. Post update

    Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp watched his QPR team boost their hopes of a Championship play-off place with a late show at Middlesbrough.

    Injury-time goals from Bobby Zamora and Ravel Morrison handed Redknapp's men a dramatic 3-1 win.

    Redknapp has gone. Morrison has gone. But Zamora is still causing defenders headaches - only now they are Premier League, not Championship, defenders.

  99. Post update

    Roberto Martinez

    What a difference a year makes. Back on 22 March 2014, Roberto Martinez was the toast of the blue half of Merseyside.

    Everton had just beaten the Spaniard's old side Swansea, moving up to fifth in the Premier League and strengthening their hopes of European qualification.

    Now, on 22 March 2015, the Toffees are in a much stickier situation. They are nine places lower in the top-flight table. And are a whopping 23 points worse off.

    No wonder the most likeable man in football may be feeling a little isolated at the moment...

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