Oct 21, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​Loftus Road
QPRQueens Park Rangers
Baines (2' og.)
Diakité (67'), Granero (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
César (33' og.)
Pienaar (52')
Pienaar (61')

Half-Time Report: Julio Cesar own-goal cancels out Junior Hoilett opener

Everton equalise with a Julio Cesar own-goal after Junior Hoilett handed QPR a second-minute lead.

Everton recovered from a strong Queens Park Rangers start to equalise through a Julio Cesar own-goal, leaving the two sides level at the break.

Sylvain Distin scores for Everton© PA Photos

It was a dream start for Mark Hughes's struggling side as Junior Hoilett ran with the ball from a Cesar punch and his shot from outside the box was deflected past Tim Howard after just two minutes.

It could have been 2-0 on eight minutes. Howard slipped taking a kick and Adel Taarabt found Armand Traore but Bobby Zamora could not connect to his cross.

On 16 minutes Cesar was forced into a decent save from a Nikica Jelavic free-kick.

Ryan Nelsen headed a good chance over the bar for the home side after a dangerous ball was whipped in by Esteban Granero.

Everton were level in the 32nd minute with a huge slice of luck. Silvain Distin's header came back off the post and went in off Cesar.

Two minutes later it was almost 2-1 Everton, Phil Jagielka this time rattling the woodwork from a Leighton Baines corner.

Taarabt and Granera combined well just before half-time but Jagielka was alert to glance the danger clear.

Mark Hughes
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