Everton equal Manchester United attacking stat in QPR victory

Following Everton's 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Everton claimed a 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers to end a four-game winless run in the Premier League.

Ross Barkley put the Blues ahead with a marvelous strike from outside the box, before a deflected Kevin Mirallas free-kick gave the home side a two-goal lead at the break.

Shortly after half-time, Steven Naismith headed in a third. Nevertheless, the Toffees let yet another clean sheet evade them, as Bobby Zamora pulled back a goal late on for the visitors.

Here are the top five statistics from Monday evening's encounter:

1- Kevin Mirallas completed 5 take-ons before picking up an injury, more than any other player on the pitch. Following this performance, he has now directly contributed to 5 goals in his last five appearances for the Toffees (3 goals, 2 assists).

  TeamMatchSuccessful Take OnsTake On Success (%)Mins Played
Kevin Mirallas Everton Everton vs QPR 5 55.56 89

2 - The Toffees have now scored the joint-highest number of goals from outside the box this season, level with Manchester United. Steven Naismith's strike came from the club's first shot on target from inside the box.

3 - Everton have now gone six Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet. Meanwhile, Rangers are the first team to concede 30 times in the English top flight in the 2014-15 season. 

  Goals ConcededClean SheetAppearances
QPR 30 3 16
Everton 24 3 16

4 - With his first-half thunder-bolt, Ross Barkley ended a run of eight Premier League appearances without a goal. Nonetheless, the English youngster has now scored seven goals since the start of last season. 

  SeasonGoalsTotal ShotsShot Conversion (%)Appearances
Ross Barkley 2014-2015 1 18 6 9

5 - QPR have now lost all eight of their away games in the Premier League this season, conceding 20 goals in the process. Only Bolton Wanderers in 1995-1996 have lost more times on the road during the start to a season (9).

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