Sunderland drew with Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light while Queens Park Rangers and Everton also drew at Loftus Road, on Sunday.
Sunderland and Newcastle finished an entertaining Tyne-Wear derby all square with Newcastle scoring at the right end through Yohan Cabaye after three minutes and at the wrong end when Demba Ba put through his own net five minutes from time.
Cheick Tiote was sent off for a rash kick at Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher.
QPR, took the lead, with a brilliant goal from Junior Hoilett who scored after an 80-metre run, after only two minutes with the ball taking a slight deflection off Leighton Baines.
But the lead was short lived as Everton equalised after 33 minutes when the ball went in off goalkeeper Julio Cesar’s back after hitting a post following a Sylvain Distin header.
Everton finished with 10 men after after Steven Pienaar was sent off for a second yellow card for a late challenge on Park Ji-sung after 61 minutes. The results had little impact on the league standings with Everton staying fourth on 15 points from their eight matches, three behind Manchester United and Manchester City and seven behind leaders Chelsea.
Newcastle moved from 12th to 11th place on 10 points while Sunderland stayed 14th on eight points having played seven matches.