English Premiership

Pienaar sent off at QPR

2012-10-21 19:23
Steven Pienaar (Gallo Images)

London - Everton lost ground on the top three in the English Premier League on Sunday after they were held to a 1-1 draw at bottom side Queens Park Rangers.

But David Moyes's side will be thankful for a point after they played the last half-hour with 10 men after the sending off of former Bafana Bafana skipper Steven Pienaar.

The result left them still three points behind Manchester United and Manchester City, with Chelsea four points clear at the top.

Fourth-placed Everton began the day hoping to close to within one point of the two teams immediately above them, United and City.

But after Pienaar was sent off for a second booking just after the hour mark, they were under the cosh from QPR and did well to take a point from the match.

Junior Hoilett had given QPR a dream start with a breakaway goal after just two minutes but Everton equalised on 33 minutes when Sylvain Distin's header rebounded off the post, hit goalkeeper Juilo Cesar and rolled over the line.

Phil Jagielka hit the bar with a header before half-time but Everton's momentum was ended when Pienaar was sent off for a second booking.

QPR had chances to pinch a winner and goalkeeper Tim Howard had to save Everton on a number of occasions as the two sides eventually settled for a draw.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
04 April 2015
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 13:45
Everton v Southampton, Goodison Park 16:00
Leicester City v West Ham United, King Power Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v Hull City, Liberty Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Aston Villa, Old Trafford 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers, The Hawthorns 16:00
Chelsea v Stoke City, Stamford Bridge 18:30
05 April 2015
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 14:30
Sunderland v Newcastle United, Stadium of Light 17:00
06 April 2015
Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Selhurst Park 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Would Lionel Messi be as potent in the EPL as he is in La Liga?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.