Half-time: QPR 0 Everton 1

Seamus Coleman’s goal means QPR are behind at Loftus Road despite a lethargic start by the visitors.

Relegation-threatened Rangers, one off the bottom and in desperate need of a win, welcomed captain Joey Barton back after suspension and Maurico Isla was cleared to return despite knee trouble.

And they made the early running, with Everton looking jaded following their midweek Europa League exit against Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine.

However, a lapse by Sandro in midfield allowed the Merseysiders to counter-attack and score on 18 minutes.

Leon Osman laid the ball into Coleman’s path and the right-back fired beyond keeper Rob Green and in off the far post.

Bobby Zamora had a chance to equalise but headed wide from Charlie Austin’s cross.

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

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