Hoilett keeps faith over first win

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Junior Hoilett thinks QPR deserved all three points against Everton
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Junior Hoilett thinks QPR deserved all three points against Everton

QPR were unlucky not to pick up their first Barclays Premier League win of the season against Everton on Sunday, according to goalscoring winger Junior Hoilett.

Everton were reduced to 10 men when Steven Pienaar was dismissed just after the hour-mark but managed to survive to take a point from Loftus Road. Hoilett had opened the scoring after just two minutes but QPR were pegged back by an unfortunate Julio Cesar own goal.

"I thought we played well for the duration of the match and were very unlucky not to get the three points that we're craving right now," he told qpr.co.uk.

"We were relatively happy with a point against a very good Everton side, but I felt on the night we deserved more.

"We'll keep working hard to get more points on the board and we showed again against Everton what we are capable of when we click into gear."

The 22-year-old felt that Pienaar's red card made the task of scoring a winner harder for the R's as Everton settled for a draw.

He said: "It was tough for us when they went down to 10 men because they got two banks of four across the middle and made it very difficult for us to break them down.

"We created a few decent chances though and on another day we might have got maximum points, but all in all we've got another point on the board and we'll keep working hard for that first victory and then push on up the table."

Hoilett, who came close to winning the game late on when he forced a smart save out of Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, reckons he should have had a penalty when he was caught by Seamus Coleman inside the Everton box as the game entered the final 10 minutes.

"I managed to steal the ball and get in front of Coleman. I got caught and that's why I went to ground," he said. "Everyone in the dressing room afterwards was convinced it was a stonewall penalty, so it's difficult to take."

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