Queens Park Rangers forward Junior Hoilett scored a superb goal after running almost the length of the pitch in only the second minute, but his team still stayed bottom of the Premier League without a win after a 1-1 draw with Everton at Loftus Road in London on Sunday.
The Tyne-Wear derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light also finished in a 1-1 draw, with both matches featuring an own-goal and a sending off for the away side.
QPR raced into the lead against Everton when Hoilett, picking the ball up deep in his own half after an Everton corner, powered his way through the center of the field, holding off a challenge before shooting.
The ball hit the heel of Leighton Baines and looped over wrong-footed Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, but the Toffees were level 30 minutes later when Sylvain Distin’s header hit a post and the back of goalkeeper Julio Cesar, before trickling over the line, with the goalkeeper being credited with an own-goal.
Everton were reduced to 10 men when Steven Pienaar was sent off for a second yellow card after 61 minutes.
QPR remain bottom behind Reading on goal-difference.
“I think its an important point, but ideally we would have preferred to have taken the maximum today because our performance warranted that,” QPR manager Mark Hughes told Sky Sports.
Sunderland and Newcastle finished an entertaining Tyne-Wear derby all square, with Newcastle scoring at the right end through Yohan Cabaye after three minutes and at the wrong end when Demba Ba put through his own net five minutes from time.
Newcastle were reduced to 10 men after 25 minutes when Cheick Tiote was sent off for a rash kick at Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher.
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