Victor Anichebe failed to score for Everton
Queens Park Rangers failed to secure a first Premier League win of the season, despite enjoying a man advantage during a breathless finale at Loftus Road.
Everton held firm after controversially losing Steven Pienaar to a second yellow card with 30 minutes remaining, reports the BBC.
QPR had snatched a second-minute lead when Junior Hoilett ran 60 yards and found the net with a deflected shot.
Everton struck back through a Julio Cesar own goal and might have won a penalty when Nikica Jelavic was fouled.
The result leaves QPR bottom of the Premier League table and manager Mark Hughes under growing pressure.
Having left Fulham, who are eighth, on the grounds they failed to match his aspirations, Hughes would surely take survival even at this early stage of the season.
Given his predicament, keeping his job for the next few weeks may be a more immediate target, but with the next league game away to Arsenal there is little sign of respite.
With confidence wavering and the Loftus Road crowd in need of something to shout about, QPR came flying out of the traps with a counter-punch that caught Everton cold. The visitors had won two early corners but from the second Rangers broke with the kind of pace and purpose their attacking play has often lacked this season.
Hoilett surged down the centre of the field, holding off the challenge of Phil Neville before unleashing a low shot that clipped the heel of Leighton Baines and looped beyond the wrong-footed Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. The goal energised QPR, their passing improved and for 30 minutes they dictated.