Junior Hoilett feels Queens Park Rangers deserved to beat Everton at Loftus Road

Junior Hoilett: Felt QPR were unlucky not to beat Everton after he scored an early opener

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Junior Hoilett felt Queens Park Rangers were 'very unlucky' not to claim a first Premier League win of the season against Everton, but believes the team showed what they are capable of.

Following a summer of upheaval at Loftus Road, QPR are still searching for their opening victory and Sunday's point at home to Everton was just a third in eight games.

However, Hoilett was pleased with the performance against David Moyes' side and appears optimistic that a maiden win is on the horizon.

"I thought we played well for the duration of the match and were very unlucky not to get the three points that we're craving right now," Hoilett told the club's official website.

"We'll keep working hard to get more points on the board and we showed again against Everton what we are capable of when we click into gear."

Junior Hoilett

"We were relatively happy with a point against a very good Everton side, but I felt on the night we deserved more.

"We'll keep working hard to get more points on the board and we showed again against Everton what we are capable of when we click into gear."

The 22-year-old felt that Steven Pienaar's red card in the second half made the task of scoring a winner harder for QPR as Everton settled for a draw.

He said: "It was tough for us when they went down to 10 men because they got two banks of four across the middle and made it very difficult for us to break them down.

"We created a few decent chances though and on another day we might have got maximum points, but all in all we've got another point on the board and we'll keep working hard for that first victory and then push on up the table."

Hoilett, who came close to winning the game late on when he forced a smart save out of Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, reckons he should have had a penalty when he was caught by Seamus Coleman inside the Everton box as the game entered the final 10 minutes.

"I managed to steal the ball and get in front of Coleman. I got caught and that's why I went to ground," he said.

"Everyone in the dressing room afterwards was convinced it was a stonewall penalty, so it's difficult to take."

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