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Everton extend QPR's away run


Everton's Ross Barkley

Everton's Ross Barkley

Everton's Ross Barkley

EVERTON piled more away day misery on struggling QPR with a comfortable 3-1 Premier League win at Goodison Park last night.

The Toffees - featuring Irish stars Séamus Coleman and Aiden McGeady - set about Harry Redknapp's side from the start but failed to really threaten the visiting defence, until Ross Barkley opened the scoring in spectacular style on 33 minutes, when he played a one-two with Romelu Lukaku before firing the ball into the top corner of Robert Green's net.

And the Toffees deservedly doubled their lead ten minutes later, albeit in the most fortuitous of circumstances, as Kevin Mirallas' free-kick took a wicked deflection off the QPR wall and completely wrong-footed Green.

Everton duly put the game beyond QPR's reach in the 53rd minute when Mirallas found McGeady on the right and with QPR out of position he stood the ball up to the back post where Steven Naismith was all alone. He powered the header home across goal.

QPR pulled a goal back towards the end as Junior Hoilett laid the ball off to Jordan Mutch. Mutch forced Tim Howard into a low save but substitute Bobby Zamora scored from the rebound.