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2 vs 0
QPR
QPR
Played
April 13, 2013 3:00 PM BST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 34876‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 2-0 QPR

Victor Anichebe produced a superb display for the Toffees, who kept their top-four hopes alive with a win, however it was a tough day for Christoper Samba and the Hoops

By Nicholas McGee at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    8
    2
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Saved superbly to deny Remy midway through the opening half but not did not have much to contend with for their rest of the game.

  • Leighton Baines
    13
    5
    3.50

    Leighton Baines

    Looked dangerous down the left throughout, causing chaos in the QPR defence with his intelligent and well-placed deliveries.

  • Phil Jagielka
    5
    3
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Rarely troubled at the back and came close to netting when his effort from short distance was blocked.

  • Sylvain Distin
    5
    3
    3.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Disciplined in defence and effective going forward, Distin had a header well saved by Cesar and provided the assist for the Blues' second goal.

  • Darron Gibson
    5
    2
    3.00

    Darron Gibson

    Industrious in midfield and was rewarded when his low effort was deflected into the net to put Everton ahead.

  • Leon Osman
    4
    3
    3.00

    Leon Osman

    Quietly efficient, Osman allowed Everton to dictate the midfield with his clever use of the ball and range of passing.

  • Steven Pienaar
    2
    3
    3.00

    Steven Pienaar

    Lively throughout, Pienaar's pace and trickery caused problems for a QPR defence which struggled to deal with the hosts' attacking threat.

  • Seamus Coleman
    3
    3
    3.00

    Seamus Coleman

    Delivered a number of well-placed deliveries and was a constant outlet on the right-flank in the first half but was more limited in his attacking forays in the second.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    8
    3
    2.50

    Marouane Fellaini

    Fellaini was unable to have much of an impact and did not have a clear-cut chance in the game. Still, his physical presence proved difficult for the visitors to deal with.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    12
    2
    3.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    Mirallas again demonstrated why he is one of the in-form players in the league, almost setting up Anichebe with a superb run into the box before laying off for the Nigerian striker.

  • Victor Anichebe
    19
    3
    4.00

    Victor Anichebe Top of the Match

    Was denied by a brilliant save from Cesar early in the second half but was able to get his name on the score-sheet when he prodded home from a Distin header. Lead the line well and worked extremely hard.

Substitutions

  • John Heitinga
    4
    4
    2.50

    John Heitinga

    Came on in injury-time and did not have any real impact on the game.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    6
    2
    3.00

    Nikica Jelavic

    Brought on midway through the second half and caused problems with his intelligent movement despite not creating any clear chances.

  • Steven Naismith
    2
    4
    3.00

    Steven Naismith

    Introduced late in the contest with the game already dead but produced a decent cameo display.

  • Julio César
    6
    1
    3.00

    Julio César

    Produced a string of excellent saves but was unable to do anything to prevent either of Everton's goals.

  • Christopher Samba
    3
    13
    1.50

    Christopher Samba Flop of the Match

    Laboured in possession, lacking in pace and often out-muscled in the air, Samba did little to justify his hefty price tag.

  • Clint Hill
    2
    5
    2.00

    Clint Hill

    Was unfortunately at fault for Everton’s opener as he deflected Gibson’s shot past Cesar, and failed to handle Anichebe and Fellaini as QPR wilted in the second half.

  • Nedum Onuoha
    2
    4
    2.50

    Nedum Onuoha

    Often beaten by the pacy Mirallas, this was a largely difficult afternoon for Onouha, though he did force a strong save from Howard late in the game.

  • José Bosingwa
    1
    4
    2.00

    José Bosingwa

    Could not handle Coleman in the first half and found himself shackled by the Everton defence from an attacking perspective.

  • Ji-Sung Park
    18
    2
    2.50

    Ji-Sung Park

    Set-up a great chance for Remy in the opening period but provided little else before being substituted.

  • Esteban Granero
    2
    7
    2.00

    Esteban Granero

    Granero had little influence on the game and was eventually replaced by Diakite late in the second half.

  • Jermaine Jenas
    1
    6
    2.00

    Jermaine Jenas

    Overrun in midfield Jenas couldn't deal with the abilities of messrs Pienaar and Osman and was not allowed to create anything going forward.

  • Andros Townsend
    4
    6
    2.50

    Andros Townsend

    Created the first chance of the game with an excellent slaloming run from deep, but was well marshalled for the rest of the encounter.

  • Loïc Remy
    5
    6
    2.50

    Loïc Remy

    Almost scored the opener when his close-range effort was well saved by Howard but was starved of service for the majority of the contest.

  • Junior Hoilett
    3
    6
    2.50

    Junior Hoilett

    Almost opened the scoring with a curling effort from the edge of the area, but did little to excite the away fans following that chance.

Substitutions

  • Samba Diakité
    4
    1
    3.00

    Samba Diakité

    Brought more composure to the QPR midfield, and was one of few blameless parties in a poor display for the Londoners.

  • Adel Taarabt
    8
    5
    3.00

    Adel Taarabt

    Provided QPR with more of an attacking edge, but was ultimately unsuccessful in getting them back into the game.

Results
 
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