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Everton head to QPR on Sunday, with David Moyes' side looking to continue their impressive start to the season.

Here we preview the trip to Loftus Road with the aid of stats, facts and numbers.

10 Number of goals scored by Bob Latchford in games against the Loftus Road side, the most by an Everton player in matches against the London club. Included in that tally were four goals in a 5-1 away win for the Toffees in September 1977. On the same date as this year’s fixture 34 years ago, the legendary striker scored in a 1-1 draw at Loftus Road.

14 Previous managerial encounters between David Moyes and Mark Hughes, with the Blues’ boss leading 5-3 on the head-to-head record.

21 Victories for Everton in 47 fixtures in all competitions against QPR, however the Blues have won only two of 10 Premier League encounters between the teams. Our last win was 2-0 at Goodison in November 1995 with the most recent away victory 3-2 nine months earlier.

Mark Hughes

22 Appearances for Everton by QPR manager Mark Hughes in a short Goodison career during 2000. The Welshman was the first player to score against Everton for both a domestic and European club: Manchester United and Bayern Munich (in the 1987 League Centenary fixture).

97 Years since we played Rangers for the first time, a 2-1 FA Cup victory for us in February 1915 at Stamford Bridge as QPR’s then home ground of Park Royal was unusable.  A feisty encounter saw Everton’s Jimmy Galt dismissed in front of a 33,000 crowd.

99 No Everton player has won 100 Premier League matches in which they have started, but Tim Howard and Phil Neville are on 99 victories and could reach that mark on Sunday.   Leon Osman has played in more Premier League winning sides than any other Everton player: 110 of which 97 have been from the start.

Tim Howard Arsenal March 2007

190 Successive Premier League appearances made by Tim Howard, the best current run by any player in the top-flight, following Brad Freidel’s relegation to the Spurs’ bench two weeks ago after 310 consecutive games.

199 Away matches for David Moyes as Everton boss in the Premier League, with Sunday marking match 200. In his 10 years in charge the Scot has overseen 58 victories with 220 goals scored, with his first a 4-3 win at Derby in March 2002.

All stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland (@GavinBuckland1).

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