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Summary

  1. Barkley with superb 20-yard strike
  2. Mirallas free-kick deflected in, Naismith header
  3. Zamora stabs in for QPR from close range
  4. Everton move above Liverpool in table
  5. QPR lost all eight PL away games this season

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Manager reaction

Everton 3-1 QPR

Everton boss Roberto Martinez, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a really important win. It was important to bounce back. It now allows us to move forward and focus on the Southampton game.

"Today in front of goal we were clinical and full of quality. There were pieces of individual magic. The way Ross Barkley opens the line of pressure and hits that quality of strike is outstanding. To score three goals is always a really good strength to have in your side.

"I thought the performance today was a difficult one because QPR came with a lot of intent and energy but to be able to score three goals past that system shows the quality in our side.

"It is too early to make any sort of assessment of Kevin Mirallas. It is an ankle injury, we will assess in the morning and take it from there."

Everton 3-1 QPR

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirms that Kevin Mirallas 'has a bad ankle' and will be scanned on Tuesday.

Manager reaction

Everton 3-1 QPR

Harry Redknapp, speaking to BBC Sport: "We played well. I thought there was really something in the game for us but then there was a great strike by Ross Barkley, although a deflection carried it into the net and then there was another deflection for the free-kick. The third goal was important because I thought there was an edgy atmosphere tonight, the players were edgy but we gave away a bizarre goal for the third.

Harry Redknapp
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"I was not that disappointed with the performance tonight though, I thought we played OK. You need a little luck sometimes and it went their way a little bit tonight. I have no doubts we will get points away from home. We pressed better as a team and I thought, up until they scored, they did not have many ideas about how to break us down. I am optimistic. We have played difficult teams away from home, the ones you expect to be up there and the ones who are in form."

United for the title?

Manchester United can win the Premier League title,

says Phil Neville.

United claimed their sixth successive win by beating Liverpool 3-0 on Sunday and lie third, eight points behind leaders Chelsea and five adrift of Manchester City.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday, the former United assistant coach was asked if they could win the league.

"Yes they can," he said. "The players believe that they can win the title and so does Louis van Gaal."

Away woe

Everton 3-1 QPR

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Player reaction

Everton 3-1 QPR

Ross Barkley
Reuters

Everton's Ross Barkley, speaking to Sky Sports: "I thought it was on target when I hit it but the deflection helped, it got us under way and we got the three points, that is the main thing.

"Also getting three goals against QPR was great too. We will take each game as they come and hopefully get things right on the pitch."

Everton 3-1 QPR

QPR are only the second team in Premier League history to lose their opening eight away matches in a season, after Bolton in 1995-96 who lost their first nine.

Player reaction

Everton 3-1 QPR

Steven Naismith
Empics

Everton's Steven Naismith, speaking to Sky Sports: "It says what we have done over the last year or so that teams come and see us as a threat. I thought the keeper got a hand to my goal but it was still going in the corner. QPR are an experienced team, we knew it would be tough but we scored goals at vital times.

"Going into the Europa League this year has given us a few more problems in terms of the amount of games we play but we want to take the club to the next level and that involves playing games week in and week out."

Everton 3-1 QPR

Everton are seven points shy of the top four at the moment, but there are plenty of points to play for in the next few weeks and no Europa League to worry about.

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FULL-TIME

Everton 3-1 QPR

But that miss doesn't matter one jot. A comfortable win for Everton. QPR's away day woe continues.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Everton 3-1 QPR

Arouna Kone
AP

Lovely effort! Arouna Kone runs at the tired QPR defence before slotting in Samuel Eto'o, he goes for the side-foot and slams it against the base of the post!

Everton 3-1 QPR

So Everton will move above Liverpool and back into the top 10 tonight. A good result - if not a great performance. They have done enough.

Everton 3-1 QPR

Ross Barkley takes the free-kick, bends it over the wall but wide.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 3-1 QPR

Arouna Kone gets a run out as Kevin Mirallas departs. We'll let you know as soon as we hear about that injury. Looked like his ankle.

Everton 3-1 QPR

Kevin Mirallas
Reuters

Kevin Mirallas has been injured in that tackle from Jordon Mutch. It looks like his ankle gave way under the weight of the QPR midfielder. Mirallas leaves the field on a stretcher, head in hands. That looks serious.

YELLOW CARD

Everton 3-1 QPR

Jordon Mutch scissors Kevin Mirallas and goes into the book. That was ugly. It's also the first booking of the night.

Join the debate at #bbcfootball

Mark Lynch: QPR down the bottom, getting well beaten again away from home and yet again no bookings either. Not exactly fighting to stay up.

Terry Devaney: Everton are a completely different team with Naismith in it, he's easily one of the most underrated players in the league.

Everton 3-1 QPR

Muhamed Besic
Getty Images

Muhamed Besic will be sent off at least three times this season. How's that for an outlandish prediction. But it's just the way he tackles. The crowd love it - I like it - but referees won't. He launches himself at Joey Barton and takes the ball clean as a whistle, but he's only a slight mistime away from a red.

Everton 3-1 QPR

Everton have now gone six Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet. I'm sure that will irk Roberto Martinez. But barring a magical ending, they will take the points tonight.

GREAT SAVE!

Everton 3-1 QPR

That's more like it. Seamus Coleman has been unusually reserved tonight but a lungbuster of a run is found by Ross Barkley, the Irish full-back puts his head down and his foot through it, cracking hit but Rob Green pushes it away.

Everton 3-1 QPR

Phil Neville, former Everton captain

BBC Radio 5 live

"QPR are on top at the moment. They need to put the ball into the box, test Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka and be more ruthless when they get into those positions."

Everton 3-1 QPR

Everton deserve to concede that goal, they've totally turned off since going 3-0 up.

GOAL

Everton 3-1 QPR - Bobby Zamora

Bobby Zamora
AFP

Hello! Out of nothing, QPR have one back and Bobby Zamora has his first of the season. Good feet from Jordon Mutch as he switches the ball and gets a shot off, Tim Howard can only parry it out and Zamora has an open goal. A fist pump and a quick gather of the ball. Zamora believes. Do you?

Bobby Zamora
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Everton 3-0 QPR

Somebody told me recently that Samuel Eto'o has got a car worth £1.5m (MILLION!) parked in a garage in Manchester. Imagine backing into that by accident? We won't be doing knock-for-knock.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Leroy Fer
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Leroy Fer - who nearly joined Everton once upon a time but failed a medical - is rested for the last few minutes as Niko Kranjcar gets a run out. Change up front for Everton too as Romelu Lukaku is switched for Samuel Eto'o.

Everton 3-0 QPR

I'm running out of ways to tell you the same thing here. QPR are having all of the ball, Everton are watching them, Tim Howard hasn't had a shot to save.

Leave your name and number and I'll call you back if anything happens.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Phil Neville, former Everton captain

BBC Radio 5 live

"QPR's play has deserved a goal. Everton haven't been brilliant but they've done what they've had to do. The goal before half-time killed this game and it wasn't just that goal, it was the way it went in via that wicked deflection."

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 3-0 QPR

Aiden McGeady made the third goal but now he is off, with Steven Pienaar on in his place.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Phil Jagielka
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Into the last 20 minutes at Goodison Park. Phil Jagielka remains very vocal in the Everton back four, but the intensity in the game has totally gone. That third goal has put a sleeper hold on it. Tap out.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Phil Neville, former Everton captain

BBC Radio 5 live

"You sense in the last few minutes that Everton have taken their foot off the gas. A substitution might just inject a bit more life back into the game. It's a big moment for Everton in their season and they just need to relax a little bit."

Everton 3-0 QPR

Everton are at Southampton on Saturday, while QPR face West Brom. Harry Redknapp's side will need another home win - and they will have Charlie 'prolific brickie' Austin back in the side.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Phil Neville, former Everton captain

BBC Radio 5 live

Yoon Suk-Young
Reuters

"QPR find themselves in really nice situations and play really nice football but when they get to the 18-yard box they lack that bit of devilment.

"You need to pick up a couple of victories away from home if you want to survive. You can't rely entirely on your home form."

CLOSE!

Everton 3-0 QPR

Everton have mentally banked the three points and gone home. They're already thinking about the game at the weekend. QPR seeing all of the ball now, freeing Mauricio Isla down that right wing again, he cuts it back to Jordon Mutch - who leans back and fires high over the bar. Poor finish.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Mauricio Isla has impressed me for QPR tonight. He has been up and down all night, has a fine first touch and looks to thread balls into feet. Now he has Bobby Zamora to aim at too, but the England man hasn't seen much of the ball yet.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Joey Barton has a shot well blocked and chance for Everton to counter! Steven Naismith has three men up front but he punts the ball out of play out wide. Poor ball.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Decent spell from QPR as they switch the ball out wide but Kevin MIrallas puts the tractor beam on and closes down Mauricio Isla, putting it out for a corner.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 3-0 QPR

Play-off legend Bobby Zamora is on for QPR. He hasn't scored this season. Just the four needed in half an hour tonight Bob.

Zamora replaces Matty Phillips. 4-4-2.

Everton 3-0 QPR

Everton fan
PA

QPR are the first team to concede 30 times in the Premier League in 2014-15 as an Everton fan strips down to just his blue pants. No need for that just yet.