Liverpool, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Everton put an end to a four-match losing streak across all competitions on Monday with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park.
The Toffees entered Monday having already clinched their Europa League group but coming off a 1-0 loss to Krasnador on Thursday and needing a win in league play to get back on track.
The home side opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Ross Barkley collected a long ball on the end of the box and ripped it just inside the left post and into the top left corner, leaving QPR goalkeeper Robert Green with little chance for a save.
Roberto Martinez's side doubled the advantage just one minutes before the intermission when Kevin Mirallas fired a free kick from the right side of the pitch just outside the box that took a wicked deflection off the wall and beat Green into the bottom left corner.
Just eight minutes into the second half the Blues made it 3-0 when Aiden McGeady lofted a well-placed cross into the area for an unmarked Steven Naismith, who nodded it home with ease.
QPR pulled a goal back in the 79th minute when Junior Hoilett worked his way into the box and fired a low strike on goal that was stopped by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, but he left the rebound in front of goal and Bobby Zamora finished it off.
The fourth official's board showed four minutes of added time, but QPR couldn't make it all the way back and suffered its 10th defeat of the season, while Everton claimed its fifth win of the season in league play.