QPR held by 10-man Everton

The Bolton News: Sylvain Distin's header found its way in via the post and Julio Cesar Sylvain Distin's header found its way in via the post and Julio Cesar

QPR are still searching for their first Barclays Premier League win of the season after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by 10-man Everton.

Junior Hoilett scored his first league goal for Rangers in only the second minute of the game before an unfortunate own goal from R's goalkeeper Julio Cesar brought Everton level before half-time.

The visitors had Steven Pienaar sent off on 61 minutes after collecting two yellow cards but QPR could not find a winner despite plenty of late pressure.

Everton pressed in the opening couple of minutes but after having a second early corner cleared captain Phil Neville lost possession to Hoilett. The former Blackburn winger burst into the Everton half before striking an effort that beat Tim Howard after taking a heavy deflection off Leighton Baines.

Hoilett came close to adding a second in the eighth minute as he closed down Howard, who slipped as he looked to clear the ball. The United States international just got enough on the ball and the resulting cross eluded the on-rushing Bobby Zamora.

The first real chance for the visitors came after 17 minutes as Nikica Jelavic curled a free-kick towards goal that was pushed away comfortably by Cesar.

Everton's equalised in fortuitous circumstances at a time when they were struggling to create clear-cut opportunities. Pienaar whipped in a deep free-kick that Sylvain Distin headed onto the post with the rebound hitting a prone Cesar and nestling into the corner.

Phil Jagielka then struck the crossbar with the resulting corner as QPR started to show the defensive fragility which has plagued them during the early parts of the season.

Everton were reduced to 10 men with just over an hour gone when Pienaar received his second booking inside nine minutes, although he appeared to make minimal contact on Jose Bosingwa who looked to be heading to ground regardless.

Hoilett was again foiled by Howard as the former Manchester United goalkeeper flew to his right to tip a curling effort around the post.

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