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The official flags Nikica Jelavic offside. Free kick taken by Christopher Samba.
Sylvain Distin fouled by Christopher Samba, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Heitinga comes on in place of Victor Anichebe. Direct free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Foul by Victor Anichebe on Andros Townsend, free kick awarded. Jose Bosingwa takes the direct free kick.
Andros Townsend produces a left-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Blocked by Nedum Onuoha.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Clint Hill. Steven Naismith replaces Kevin Mirallas. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Darron Gibson takes a shot. Adel Taarabt gets a block in. Corner taken short by Kevin Mirallas.
The offside flag is raised against Jermaine Jenas. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Marouane Fellaini.
Nedum Onuoha takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Nikica Jelavic replaces Leon Osman.
The ball is delivered by Loic Remy, Tim Howard makes a save.
Darron Gibson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. The referee books Darron Gibson for unsporting behaviour. Jose Bosingwa takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Mirallas crosses the ball, save by Soares Julio Cesar.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, clearance by Marouane Fellaini.
Samba Diakite replaces Esteban Granero.
Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.
Marouane Fellaini fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
Adel Taarabt has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar.
Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Mirallas, Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.
Christopher Samba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Foul by Steven Pienaar on Ji-Sung Park, free kick awarded. Steven Pienaar receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Adel Taarabt is brought on as a substitute for Ji-Sung Park. Free kick taken by Esteban Granero.
Sylvain Distin takes a shot.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Victor Anichebe finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Everton 2-0 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Sylvain Distin.
Esteban Granero challenges Kevin Mirallas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.
Andros Townsend is booked. Kevin Mirallas takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andros Townsend.
Phil Jagielka takes a shot.
Leighton Baines takes the inswinging corner, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line to the near post, Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Esteban Granero on Darron Gibson. The referee books Esteban Granero for dissent. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Esteban Granero makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar. Short corner worked by Kevin Mirallas.
Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar.
The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.
Loic Remy takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Loic Remy. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Mirallas. Soares Julio Cesar takes the indirect free kick.
Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Blocked by Esteban Granero. Darron Gibson scores a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Kevin Mirallas.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Bosingwa on Seamus Coleman. Booking for Jose Bosingwa for unsporting behaviour. Leighton Baines takes the free kick. Darron Gibson takes a shot. Sylvain Distin produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. Unfair challenge on Jermaine Jenas by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Marouane Fellaini shown a yellow card. Esteban Granero takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas played to the near post.
Corner taken short by Kevin Mirallas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andros Townsend on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, clearance by Clint Hill.
Jermaine Jenas is ruled offside. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Esteban Granero takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Darron Gibson makes a clearance.
Loic Remy takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save. Andros Townsend decides to take the corner short.
Loic Remy takes a shot.
Esteban Granero fouled by Steven Pienaar, the ref awards a free kick. Esteban Granero takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Loic Remy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darron Gibson.
David Hoilett delivers the ball, save by Tim Howard.
The referee blows for offside against Loic Remy. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
David Hoilett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Andros Townsend challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines played to the near post, save by Soares Julio Cesar.
Corner taken by Esteban Granero from the left by-line played to the near post, Darron Gibson makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines.
Centre by Seamus Coleman.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Loic Remy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
David Hoilett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by Marouane Fellaini on Esteban Granero, free kick awarded. Clint Hill restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jose Bosingwa on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ji-Sung Park on Leon Osman. Darron Gibson restarts play with the free kick.
Toffees duo back from bans
Everton midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar both return from suspension to face QPR at Goodison Park.
Manager David Moyes reported a few unnamed players had niggles but nothing too serious.
Full-back Tony Hibbert made his first competitive outing after four months out with a calf problem for the under-21s this week.
Moyes admits the impending departure of veteran Phil Neville has highlighted what a considerable rebuilding job has to be done at the club.
The Toffees captain announced this week that he intends to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season in order to prolong his playing career.
Moyes began the rebuilding process last summer by allowing experienced midfielder Tim Cahill to leave but he knows further and more significant changes are necessary in order to maintain their competitiveness.
However, with less money available to them than most of their rivals the Scot accepts it will be a difficult task, and that consideration is partly behind his decision to delay deciding on whether to extend his own contract when it runs out in June.
"I do think there is a big rebuilding job to go on at Everton," said Moyes.
"With Phil going that is a big piece of the jigsaw which will leave and if we make Europe we are going to have to find a way of bringing in five or six players because of the way your squad is affected.
"We have a few players getting near the end, we have a little bit of an ageing team
"We have not invested an awful lot over the last five or six years so we have to now be looking to see how we do that, how we get the team moving forward and get some younger players in as well as developing our own.
"That is the hard bit. We have a few players in their 30s and we have to start looking to replace them but supporters also want us to continue playing at the top of the league.
"It is a tough act for us at the moment because we are trying to get that balance of keeping up at the top end of the league and obviously having to try to change over the age group of players we have.
"It happens at all clubs. It all comes to an end and teams continue to evolve."
QPR are missing striker Bobby Zamora due to suspension.
Zamora will begin his three-game ban as a result of being sent off against Wigan last weekend.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is out after undergoing ankle surgery, but manager Harry Redknapp has otherwise declared a clean bill of health at Loftus Road.
Rangers are seven points adrift of safety with six matches remaining and Redknapp is frustrated to have seen his strike partnership with Loic Remy dismantled once again.
"Bobby's sending off was a rash decision and missing him for three games is a big loss," Redknapp said.
"It was a crazy challenge and it's cost us dearly because we lost him for most of that game and for the next three matches. He should be disappointed.
"He's not 100 per cent fit, you can see that, but he's still a good player."
No team has ever escaped relegation from QPR's position, yet Redknapp clings on to a tiny glimmer of hope.
"It wasn't easy after the Wigan game, I felt low over the weekend for sure, but you just have to get on with it. We need to go again," he said.
"There's still some life in us. If we'd picked those three points up I'd have fancied us to stay up. The momentum would have been with us.
"There are still games to go, we just have to win as many as possible. It's going to be hard, but when there's a chance you have to keep believing.
"Getting the three points is massive. We certainly need to win four games and draw one to give ourselves any sort of chance."
Everton 2-0 QPR: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
QPR's woes deepen
If their display at Goodison Park is anything to go by then QPR's return to the npower Championship appears a mere formality as a performance lacking in attitude, endeavour and invention got its just desserts with a 2-0 defeat to Everton.
A deflected strike from Darron Gibson - Everton's 50th goal in the Premier League this season - and a smart finish from Victor Anichebe five minutes either side of half-time secured a victory the hosts were just not made to work hard enough for.
With five matches remaining the Londoners are seven points from safety and they simply have to win their next two games against Stoke and Reading - the clubs closest to them in their remaining fixtures - to even stand a chance of surviving.
But it will take performances significantly improved from this one as they failed to put up a fight against the European football-chasing Toffees, who were themselves far from at their best.
QPR's future looked bleak even before kick-off with just two wins in their last 11 matches but what made their performance strange was that, despite their obvious predicament, there appeared no real heart for the battle within the team.
That will be a concern for manager Harry Redknapp whose apparent ability to applying the magic touch appears to have deserted him.
Junior Hoilett's curling effort in the fourth minute after Andros Townsend's 40-yard run at the centre of the defence was bettered in the first half only by Loic Remy's powerful effort which Tim Howard parried for a corner.
Everton were also not their usual busy selves, although the tempo of the match may have changed had referee Lee Mason felt Clint Hill's challenge on Seamus Coleman warranted a penalty.
He did not and it was to the hosts' detriment as they toiled for 40 minutes without really opening up a side second-bottom of the table.
Anichebe was inches away from connecting with Leighton Baines' cross while Phil Jagielka failed to get his head onto the England left-back's inswinging corner.
Baines, who prior to this match had created more chances for his team-mates than any other player in Europe's top five leagues, again provided an opportunity when he cut back a right-sided free-kick to Gibson outside the box.
The Republic of Ireland international rolled a pass intended for Marouane Fellaini, Everton's top scorer returning after suspension, only for Sylvain Distin to get there first but bundle his shot hopelessly wide from eight yards out.
When the home side eventually took the lead it was through a stroke of luck as Gibson's long-range strike took a significant deflection off Hill to leave goalkeeper Julio Cesar helpless.
If Redknapp expected a response from his players after the break he would have been disappointed as it was Everton who came out more determined.
Anichebe's close-range shot rebounded off the post and along the goalline where Jose Bosingwa managed to clear despite his awkward position before Distin had a header palmed away by Cesar and Jagielka a shot blocked by crowd of bodies.
But with not the slightest attacking intent or invention visible it was no surprise when QPR conceded again.
Distin headed goalwards and Anichebe neatly hooked home a close-range shot in the 56th minute.
The introduction of the mercurial Adel Taarabt injected some life into the visitors lacklustre approach but even then they tested Howard just once in the final half-hour when full-back Nedum Onuoha forced the American into a save.
Everton, almost unnoticed, have crept to within three points of Champions League qualification.
Manager David Moyes, who would be happy to secure any European football, has played down their chances but with a trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Tuesday they can put themselves firmly back in the race.
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