As It Happened: Sunday's Premier League games
Updated: Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 17:05Tap here to refresh
QPR continued their quest for survival against an inconsistent Liverpool, while Chelsea won the battle for third against Everton, Read back on all the action here.
QPR 0-3 Liverpool, RES
Everton 1-2 Chelsea, RES
That's all for now, Liverpool move up to 9th with 28th points. Match report to follow on site shortly.
FULL-TIME: QPR 0-3 Liverpool
Fabio is the latest to see yellow for a cynical block on Sterling. 3 additional minutes to be played.
Jamie Carragher comes on for Joe Allen.
Lucas fouls Taarabt on the edge of the box presenting QPR with another chance, Mbia stands over it, then scoops it at Reina, seven minutes to play.
Fabio Da Silva replaces Wright-Phillips, not before time.
Gerrard wastes a free kick, sending it directly into the hands of Julio Cesar. Taarabt wins a free on the edge of the box, Wright-Phillips' poor touch sets Liverpool away but Gerrard's cross is deflected, Mbia gets one on target for QPR.
Earlier, in the SPL, David van Zanten's goal for St Mirren turned out to be the winner in their 4-3 victory over Dundee United.
Jose Enrique pulls up with what looks like a hamstring injury, Suso comes on in his place.
Mbia has a long-distance shot that's straight at Reina, they've had 7 attempts to Liverpool's 12. Another QPR pass goes astray.
QPR win a free in a good position, Granero replaces Diakite, Levia replaces Henderson. Granero takes the kick and it dribbles well wide.
Diakite's shot hits a defender and goes out for a corner, which comes to nothing. Before that, Mbia's touch was too heavy and he lost possession under no pressure. Taarabt fires one across the goal but there is no-one in there for QPR.
QPR's Mbia is booked for diving after a challenge by Johnson. This is a dreadful effort by the London side.
Reds go close again, Gerrard stretches but can't reach Suarez's cross, Henderson is totally unmarked from a corner but he can't hit the target.
Liverpool continuing as they left off, Suarez aims for the top corner from the edge of the box but Julio Cesar is equal to it.
Shaun Derry on for Cisse for QPR, game back on.
HALF-TIME: QPR 0-3 Liverpool
Taarabt, breaking from midfield on his own again, gets another shot away but it goes just wide, although Reina looked to have it covered.
Taarabt gets a powerful shot away for a rare QPR attempt but Reina handles well in the Liverpool goal.
Gerrard comes close again for Liverpool with the ball cleared off the line following some typically tenacious build up play from Suarez.
QPR are porous in defence, second to the ball and can't retain posession when they have it - Harry Redknapp understandably cuts a forlorn figure on the sideline.
Liverpool take a short corner with QPR napping and Agger climbs highest to head the resulting cross into the bottom corner.
GOAL! QPR 0-3 Liverpool
Liverpool come close again but Nelson intercepted a cross from Johnson to Suarez, who was ready for a simple tap in. QPR hanging on at the moment.
Mbia wins a free kick for QPR but Taarabt's effort on goal goes straight into the wall.
Downing feeds Suarez on the end line, who makes a run into the box and crosses low across the face to the goal. The ball comes back off a defender straight to Suarez though who finishes with his left foot from an angle without breaking stride.
GOAL! QPR 0-2 Liverpool
Suarez scores, of course. The Uruguayan collects the ball outside the box and beats Hill with ease before slotting into the bottom left hand corner of the net.
GOAL! QPR 0-1 Liverpool
Suarez has the first real effort on goal with a powerful shot from distance but Cesar is well positioned to save. Allen fluffs the rebound chance.
QPR versus Liverpool is underway at Loftus Road.
Jon Daly on target again for Dundee United in the SPL, his penalty makes it 1-1 against St Mirren.
QPR: Julio Cesar, Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Traore, Mackie, Diakite, Mbia, Wright-Phillips, Taarabt, Cisse.
Subs: Green, Derry, Ferdinand, Granero, Da Silva, Hoilett, Faurlin.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Allen, Henderson, Downing, Gerrard, Sterling, Suarez.
Subs: Gulacsi, Assaidi, Coates, Lucas, Carragher, Fernandez Saez, Shelvey.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Jelavic wastes a late chance from close range and it's all over. Chelsea move to 38 points just four behind Man City. FULL-TIME Everton 1-2 Chelsea
Everton claim a free on the edge of the box, 'no' says the ref, Oviedo fires in a cross that evades all, Distin makes an important tackle as Torres was about to shoot from close range.
Chelsea win a couple of corners and look more likely to score than Everton, Oscar falls over as he tries a shot.
Barkley tries a shot from distance that doesn't trouble Turnbull, there's a yellow card for Ashley Cole.
Everton pushing now, as they must, Jelavic can't get any power into a header, Mata goes off, Oscar comes on.
Oviedo is Moyes' last throw of the dice, Chelsea tightening up as we go into the last 10 minutes.
Naismith, Hitzlsperger off, Vellios, Barkley on for Everton.
Hazard goes off, Moses is on, Anichebe is booked amidst all that.
GOAL It's Lampard again, Torres toils and Mata and Hazard combine to set up the midfielder who has the simple task of tapping in from five yards, Howard was on the ground having saved a Mata shot. Everton 1-2 Chelsea
Osman thinks he's scored but Turnbull gets down to push his shot away, then Baines finds Jelavic whose header hits the crossbar with the keeper beaten, Luiz goes in the book for a retaliatory kick on Pienaar.
Torres picks up the ball outside the box, spins and forces a smart save from Howard, who then claims the corner kick.
Elsewhere, Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign France international defender Mathieu Debuchy from Lille.
Yellow card for Pienaar after a late challenge on Luiz, merited.
Baines is fouled on the edge of the Chelsea box, the original cross comes to nothing but a looping overhead almost catches Turnbull out of position, he steps back over the line but holds the ball out.
Half-chance for Torres but the Spain international can't control the ball in the box, the same man is offside a moment later. Jelavic and Ivanovic are having a good old-fashioned tussle at the other end.
Early pressure is applied by the visitors as Everton concede a couple of frees and a corner, Pienaar wastes a good chance to cross down the other end.
Lampard levelled for Chelsea before the break.
Peter Cech, who made two fine saves in the first half, has injured his ankle and been substituted, Ross Turnbull is on. Game has restarted.
Sky Sports are claiming that Newcastle's Demba Ba is due to talk to Chelsea representatives this evening regarding a move to the London club, personally I think Spurs should buy that fellow.
Half-time at Goodison, entertaining fare so far in the battle for third place. Everton 1-1 Chelsea
GOAL Lampard tries his luck with a free kick from 40 yards, Torres sees his weak effort cleared for a corner, Everton can't clear it and Lampard is unmarked as he heads a Ramires cross into the bottom corner past a flat-footed Howard. Everton 1-1 Chelsea
Pienaar fired Everton into an early lead.
Jelavic is denied by Cech, who gets his fingertips to a low shot bound for the far corner, really lively, open encounter at Goodison now.
Great chance for Chelsea to level as Azpilicueta fizzes the ball across the face of the goal, Cole slides in a the back stick but can't get a touch, better tempo from the Blues in the last 10 minutes. Anichebe has been wasteful with his last two possessions.
Ramires runs unchecked to the edge of the Everton box and the ball falls to Mata, who can only direct his effort at the legs of a falling Tim Howard, Hazard has a shot blocked as Chelsea up their attacking game.
Chelsea still struggling, Cech gets down brilliantly to deny an unmarked Osman, who shot low and hard from the edge of the box.
Everton have 66% of the possession and had three shots (1 on target), Ramires has had an 'effort' for the visitors was a good 20 yards off target.
Everton still on top with Baines getting in some good crosses, Cahill makes a decent interception as David Moyes' side win a couple of corners in succession. Ramires can't control the ball in the corner and a rare Chelsea attack peters out.
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Chelsea in disarray, this time Jelavic hits the post with a delicate free kick that Cech shot an admiring glance at.
A Chelsea fan makes her feelings known at the game.
GOAL Anichebe gets on the end of Jagielka's deep cross but his header hits the post, Pienaar is the quickest to react, firing the ball low past Cech to give Everton the perfect start. Everton 1-0 Chelsea
Game has started at Goodison.
Everton have won their last three home games against today's visitors. Rafa Benitiez has not been beaten in his last seven league games against Everton, all of those games were with Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will miss this afternoon's match at QPR after being taken ill in London. Kick-off in that game is 4pm.
No Seamus Coleman or Darron Gibson for the Toffees, however, Shane Duffy is on the bench.
Everton: Howard, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Naismith,
Osman, Hitzlsperger, Pienaar, Anichebe, Jelavic.
Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy, Browning.
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Ramires,
Luiz, Lampard, Mata, Torres, Hazard.
Subs: Turnbull, Oscar, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake.
Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)