Saturday April 13, 2013 Day 33 Finished Goodison Park

  1. Premier League - Everton down miserable QPR

    Premier League - Everton down miserable QPR

    Everton continued their challenge for a top-four place as they downed a dismal Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' FULL TIME! The whistle goes at Goodison Park, and Everton have sealed a very comfortable 2-0 victory over a desperately poor QPR, who slump further into the relegation mire. It's a fine win for Everton, and they move five points clear of Liverpool as a result. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Anichebe receives a deserved standing ovation as he departs, and Jonny Heitinga comes on. Mirallas is given a break as Steven Naismith comes on.
    • 90+2' Redknapp is in a horrible mood on the touchline as he berates Taarabt, and it's another afternoon to forget for Rangers.
    • 90+1' Anichebe is penalised for challenging for a high ball with Hill, and that may be his final act.
    • 90' There will be four added minutes at the end of the second half with Everton pressing for a third.
    • 89' Baines lumps a long ball upfield, but QPR cannot hold possession after regaining the ball once more. Jelavic comes on to replace Osman.
    • 88' Pienaar has been very good this afternoon, linking the play and drifting across the midfield.
    • 87' Fellaini is dropping ever deeper now as Everton are content to simply keep the ball in their half.
    • 86' Jagielka does well to head back to Howard under pressure from Taarabt, but Everton have been very comfortable at the back.
    • 85' Remy looks very dejected, and he has received little or no service today.
    • 84' For once a delivery from Baines is not at all good, and he allows himself a smile.
    • 83' Gibson is again afforded far too much time and space as he unleashes another fierce drive from 25 yards, but this time it's deflected behind for a corner.
    • 81' Everton continue to pile forward in their droves, and you would not bet against a third goal.
    • 79' Some of the performances from the visitors have been pretty insipid, and Redknapp will not be remotely happy.
    • 77' Cesar makes another very fine save, diving to his right to palm a fierce shot from Mirallas wide!
    • 75' It's all Everton with QPR camped inside their own half, and it's a hopeless situation now for the visitors.
    • 74' Anichebe is clearly moving freely now and he is having no problems with his shoulder by the looks of things.
    • 73' Granero has been ineffectual today and he is replaced by Samba Diakite.
    • 71' Remy cuts inside from the left as QPR break at pace, but his tame shot is poor and Howard can comfortably gather.
    • 69' There is a huge cheer from the home fans as Anichebe returns, and he has been superb today.
    • 68' There is a real scare for the hosts as Anichebe holds his shoulder in real pain following a challenge with Hill, and he trudges away disconsolately.
    • 67' Bosingwa has been very poor this afternoon, and he loses the ball sloppily to Osman.
    • 65' Mirallas jinks inside again, firing a shot at goal, but Cesar is equal to it, grabbing the ball at the second attempt.
    • 63' Fellaini wins a free kick as Hill climbs all over the midfielder, and he's causing havoc now.
    • 62' Mirallas skips inside from the left and drives a low shot towards the near post, but it's deflected wide on this occasion!
    • 61' Adel Taarabt is introduced by Redknapp in a desperate bid to spark something, and Park makes way.
    • 60' Pienaar is booked for a cynical trip on Park, and that prevents a counter attack.
    • 59' It's all Everton at the moment, and Gibson continues to shine after his opening goal.
    • 57' Everton are rampant now as they bombard the QPR penalty area following the goal.
    • 56' GOAL! Victor Anichebe doubles Everton's lead as he pounces from close range to slam a loose ball beyond Cesar, and he makes amends for his earlier miss with a clinical finish! Everton are comfortable now with a two-goal cushion!
    • 55' Some of the defending from QPR has been shambolic in the second half!
    • 53' Cesar pulls off another fine save as he palms a powerful header from Mirallas against the post!
    • 51' Now Townsend goes into the book for dissent after a decision goes against him, and QPR are losing their discipline.
    • 50' Distin does superbly to head on target from a Baines delivery, but Cesar somehow manages to dive and tip the ball over brilliantly!
    • 49' Granero is booked for a crude trip on Coleman, and that is the third time the wide man has beaten his marker.
    • 47' Anichebe hits the posts! Fine work from Mirallas sees Anichebe presented with a shot from close range, but he can only drive his effort against the post with just Cesar to beat! The forward really should have scored there.
    • 46' The second half is under way!
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    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Goodison Park, and Everton lead the struggling QPR 1-0 courtesy of Darron Gibson's deflected shot in the 40th minute. Redknapp will have to inspire his men at the break, with Everton in control.
    • 45' There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first half as Hill makes a fine interception to deny Anichebe a clear run at goal.
    • 44' Redknapp looks very dispirited on the touchline now, and he will have to really rally his men at the break.
    • 43' Hoilett continues to look dangerous down the left for the visitors, and Remy always looks a threat in the box.
    • 42' The home fans are jubilant now with their side in front just before half-time.
    • 41' Gibson was almost embarrassed to celebrate that, but he is swamped by his team-mates, and it's a very important goal for the hosts.
    • 40' GOAL! Darron Gibson gives Everton the lead as he drives a low shot from the edge of the penalty area, and it takes a wicked deflection off Hill and beyond Cesar! The hosts celebrate wildly, and Redknapp is absolutely furious on the touchline.
    • 39' STAT: Kevin Mirallas has netted in three of his last four league games.
    • 38' Baines whips over two fine deliveries from the left for the hosts, but Anichebe cannot get on the end of either and is very frustrated.
    • 37' Anichebe does superbly to turn past Samba, but Mirallas does not manage to get on the end of his through ball.
    • 36' Onuoha does well to get down the right for the visitors, but he is crowded out by three Everton players.
    • 35' Moyes is very calm on the touchline, while Redknapp continues to look extremely anxious as he waves at his defenders.
    • 35' Fellaini makes amends with a towering headed clearance from inside the Everton box from the resulting set piece.
    • 34' Fellaini is rather harshly booked for a foul on Granero on halfway, and that was very petty indeed.
    • 33' What a chance for Distin! A free kick is taken short to Jagielka, who passes the ball to an unmarked Distin in the QPR box, but he can only turn a weak shot wide of the far post from close range!
    • 32' Coleman continues to look very dangerous down the right, and Bosingwa is booked for tugging at his shirt.
    • 31' Everton are enjoying a dominant spell now as the hosts stroke the ball around in the QPR half.
    • 29' No top-flight side has scored more goals from outside the area than QPR this season (12), and Fellaini drives one wide from range!
    • 28' Samba wins a towering header at the back for QPR as a cross comes over from Mirallas, and the visitors are under the cosh now.
    • 27' Hoilett is working very hard down the QPR left and, after winning a corner a few moments earlier, he tracks back to concede one at the other end of the field.
    • 26' Redknapp, who has been sitting down since kick-off, gets to his feet to bark a few orders at Jenas and Townsend.
    • 25' Howard is patrolling his box superbly early on, and he claims a high ball at his back post.
    • 24' This is much better from QPR, and Hoilett wins a corner for the visitors down the left.
    • 23' What a save from Howard! Remy sidefoots a powerful effort towards the top corner of the net from Park's cut back from the right byline, only for Howard to pull off a very fine save diving to his left!
    • 22' Baines twice turns back to find Howard, and Moyes is imploring the full back to take on Granero down the left.
    • 21' Cesar lumps a long ball upfield towards Remy, but it takes a strange bounce and flies out of play. QPR have not seen much of the ball after a very bright spell early on.
    • 19' Anichebe is so strong, and he shrugs off Bosingwa before driving a fine cross into the six-yard box, but no one is there to turn it in!
    • 18' STAT: Queens Park Rangers have lead at half-time just twice all season and failed to win both of them (1D 1L).
    • 17' Park scurries down the right before whipping over a testing cross into the box, but Howard dives on it to smother the ball. Park is everywhere!
    • 16' Fellaini has been very quiet for Everton early on, and QPR are keeping him quiet with Park swarming around him.
    • 15' Anichebe has a furious row with Distin as he fails to latch on to a long ball from the defender, and Moyes pitches in with his opinions too!
    • 14' Hoilett gets to the left byline and dinks over a promising cross, but Howard is able to backtrack and gather the high ball.
    • 13' Hill is coping well with the strength and power of Anichebe early on, and QPR have looked relatively comfortable at the back so far.
    • 12' Anichebe almost gets in behind Bosingwa as a through ball deflects off the defender and runs out of play.
    • 11' Pienaar wins a free kick on halfway for the hosts with a neat turn past Jenas, and it's very congested in that area of the field.
    • 10' Since the start of last season, QPR have been shown 12 red cards; at least four more than any other side (Arsenal and Man City eight). They cannot afford another one this afternoon.
    • 9' That was wonderful link-up play from Baines and Pienaar, and that shows how dangerous the hosts can be on the break.
    • 8' Baines and Pienaar combine to good effect down the left before a devilish cross from the left back drifts out of play with Anichebe just a whisker away from turning it in!
    • 7' Going back to the penalty claim, replays show that Hill was very clumsy in barging into Coleman, who then went down theatrically. Referee Mason was very certain in his dismissal of the appeal, however.
    • 6' Remy is looking very dangerous early on, and he is ruled just offside as Granero slides a through ball beyond Jagielka!
    • 5' Penalty claim! Straight up at the other end, the ever-dangerous Seamus Coleman breaks into the QPR box and goes down under a challenge from Clint Hill, but referee Lee Mason is not impressed!
    • 4' Hoilett jinks inside and curls a very promising effort agonisingly wide of the far post with Howard at full stretch and concerned! That could easily have been the opening goal.
    • 3' STAT: Everton have only won two of their 11 previous Premier League meetings with Queens Park Rangers (D3 L6). The R’s have scored 24 times in these 11 games against Everton; against no other side have they scored more than 17 in the Premier League.
    • 2' It's all Everton early on as Coleman twice skips down the right flank and attempts to get crosses into the box, but to no avail.
    • 1' The first half is under way at Goodison, and Everton are immediately in possession with Coleman taking the ball down the right.
    • 14:55 The players emerge from the tunnel, and we're all set for kick-off now at Goodison Park, where it is raining pretty heavily. The satchel swingers have priced this match: Everton (4/9), QPR (15/4), Draw (7/1).
    • 14:50 STAT: The Londoners have won three of their five previous Premier League trips to Goodison Park (D1 L1); they have never won four away games against one opponent in the Premier League.
    • 14:45 Redknapp will be looking for Park, Granero and Hoilett, who all come in today, to make a big impact for his struggling side as they target a big victory. Both sides have an awful lot to play for this afternoon.
    • 14:40 What do you make of the two line-ups - have the two bosses made the right calls? Also, what is your prediction for today's match? Get in touch via Twitter and your views will be published - @Dan_Eurosport
    • 14:35 As for the two teams, Redknapp has made three changes with Taarabt dropping to the bench, Mbia not involved at all and Zamora suspended. For Everton, the welcome news is that Fellaini is back in the starting line-up.
    • 14:30 Everton also have a lot to play for with Champions League qualification not out of the question. More realistically, perhaps, a Europa League place could be theirs for the taking. The Toffees have a very strong record at Goodison of late. Premier League table
    • 14:25 Harry Redknapp described their draw with Wigan last week as the "hardest" result to take in his managerial career, and QPR will be desperate to hit back with all three points this afternoon.
    • 14:20 The teams are in! Everton: Howard, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Mirallas, Distin, Osman, Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini. Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley. /// QPR: Cesar, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Onouha, Townsend, Granero, Park, Jenas, Hoilett, Remy. Subs: Green, Diakite, Taarabt, Mackie, Fabio, Ben Haim, Bothroyd.
    • 14:15 Welcome to live text commentary of the Premier League match between Everton and QPR at Goodison Park. We will have the teams published as soon as they are confirmed.
  • Summary

    • 56' GOAL! Victor Anichebe doubles Everton's lead as he pounces from close range to slam a loose ball beyond Cesar, and he makes amends for his earlier miss with a clinical finish! Everton are comfortable now with a two-goal cushion!
    • 50' Distin does superbly to head on target from a Baines delivery, but Cesar somehow manages to dive and tip the ball over brilliantly!
    • 47' Anichebe hits the posts! Fine work from Mirallas sees Anichebe presented with a shot from close range, but he can only drive his effort against the post with just Cesar to beat! The forward really should have scored there.
    • 40' GOAL! Darron Gibson gives Everton the lead as he drives a low shot from the edge of the penalty area, and it takes a wicked deflection off Hill and beyond Cesar! The hosts celebrate wildly, and Redknapp is absolutely furious on the touchline.
    • 33' What a chance for Distin! A free kick is taken short to Jagielka, who passes the ball to an unmarked Distin in the QPR box, but he can only turn a weak shot wide of the far post from close range!
    • 23' What a save from Howard! Remy sidefoots a powerful effort towards the top corner of the net from Park's cut back from the right byline, only for Howard to pull off a very fine save diving to his left!
    • 8' Baines and Pienaar combine to good effect down the left before a devilish cross from the left back drifts out of play with Anichebe just a whisker away from turning it in!
    • 5' Penalty claim! Straight up at the other end, the ever-dangerous Seamus Coleman breaks into the QPR box and goes down under a challenge from Clint Hill, but referee Lee Mason is not impressed!
    • 4' Hoilett jinks inside and curls a very promising effort agonisingly wide of the far post with Howard at full stretch and concerned! That could easily have been the opening goal.
    • 14:20 The teams are in! Everton: Howard, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Mirallas, Distin, Osman, Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini. Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley. /// QPR: Cesar, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Onouha, Townsend, Granero, Park, Jenas, Hoilett, Remy. Subs: Green, Diakite, Taarabt, Mackie, Fabio, Ben Haim, Bothroyd.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.6 7
      Defenders
      7.3 7
      7.6 6
      6.4 7
      7.2 7
      Midfielders
      Goal Yellow Card 6.9 7
      Substitution Out81′ 7.5 6
      Substitution Out88′ 6.9 6
      Yellow Card 7.3 6
      Yellow Card 7.3 6
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out90′ 7.2 8
      Subs
      Substitution In88′ 7 6
      Substitution In90′ 7 6
      Substitution In81′ 7.2 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      4.5 7
      Defenders
      2.9 6
      2.9 6
      3.2 6
      Yellow Card 4.6 5
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out74′ 3.9 5
      3.7 5
      Substitution Out62′ 4.3 6
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 3.6 6
      3.8 6
      5.4 6
      Subs
      Substitution In62′ 4.6 5
      Substitution In74′ 3.8 6

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  1. 2-o win for everton

    From Abebe, on Mon 15 Apr 19:47
  2. A bad manager always blames his tools and lets face it­ he has a team of tools.

    From Mr Football, on Mon 15 Apr 14:01
  3. An easy-earned home win, three point addition and­ expectation to finish the season hopeful. That is a­ pity that deserving Evertonians didn't manage to­ needle their way to Champions League.

    From Amir, on Sun 14 Apr 9:42
  4. thank a lot Gibson keep up the good job

    From apadou, on Sun 14 Apr 3:11
  5. So many pricks on here!!

    From stewart, on Sat 13 Apr 22:55
  6. I think most of you forget that harry took over half­ way through the season. IF he had taken the helm at the­ beginning QPR would not be in the situation they are­ in!. Harry for England the best manger we have!!!!

    From stewart, on Sat 13 Apr 22:54
  7. HR looks like a "SPECIAL" . . .special needs!

    From HEISENBERG, on Sat 13 Apr 20:32
  8. Samba....what an excellent value for money purchase !

    From RICHARD, on Sat 13 Apr 19:41
  9. Oh dear Harry, not quite the miracle worker you thought­ you were...

    From kevin, on Sat 13 Apr 18:58
  10. Remember the press and most football fans were sure­ that Harry was the right man for England ? Well, the­ current manger is NOT much of an improvement over­ shifty eyes !!

    From Fat Tony, on Sat 13 Apr 18:23
  11. Loic Remy - the grass is not always greener :-)

    From no-one-is-no-one, on Sat 13 Apr 17:11
  12. Warnock will sitting with a glass of bubbly laughing­ his head off.

    From no-one-is-no-one, on Sat 13 Apr 17:07
  13. QPHaha what a shower :) COYW

    From Stalins Ghost, on Sat 13 Apr 17:02
  14. merseyside generosity all travelling QPR fans where­ given a hot soup on arrival it was made with laughing­ stock!!!!!!

    From delazzuro, on Sat 13 Apr 16:46
  15. Lets all laugh at QPR!!!! Hahahahaha. What a­ laughing stock you are!!!!

    From Will, on Sat 13 Apr 16:40
  16. For all the money spent (wasted!), the hype (BS) about­ the mangers, current & previous, etc. in some ways­ they were better under Warnock. What a mess QPR!

    From Ivan K., on Sat 13 Apr 16:34
  17. Goodbye QPR and your #$%$, ha, ha, ha, ha, and his dog.

    From no-one-is-no-one, on Sat 13 Apr 16:18
  18. I think Moyes will take Fellaini off as another booking­ would mean a send off, they are obviously man marking­ him, All in all the Blues seem to be making it hard­ for the selves, but another couple of goals in the­ second half should kill them off

    From DOROTHY, on Sat 13 Apr 16:11
  19. N.S.N.O. Everton. Don't take it as a easy game.­ They have nothing 2 lose. It's up to us 2 win this­ game.

    From Ne, on Sat 13 Apr 14:52
  20. I think QPR'S mission is too not finish bottom of­ the table. No doubt they will stay in the bottom 3.

    From Convey, on Sat 13 Apr 14:46
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