Day of draws in top flight

  • Last Updated: October 22 2012, 9:00 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League so far, including Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

  • Demba Ba deflects the ball into his own net
  • Ten-man Everton earned a 1-1 draw at QPR in thel ate game 

Demba Ba's own goal denied 10-man Newcastle a derby victory at Sunderland as the arch-rivals shared a 1-1 draw on a dramatic afternoon on Wearside.

The Senegal striker could only look on in horror as John O'Shea's 85th-minute header hit him and sailed past helpless keeper Tim Krul.

It was little more than the Black Cats deserved after belatedly making the most of Cheick Tiote's 25th-minute dismissal for a studs-up challenge on Steven Fletcher.

Yohan Cabaye had got the Magpies off to the perfect start with just three minutes gone and as Sunderland initially laboured in the search for an equaliser, the visitors held on to their lead relatively comfortably until a final onslaught.

  • Newcastle celebrate after Yohan Cabaye gives them an early lead at their arch-rivals Sunderland
  • Demba Ba attempts to double the Magpies' lead but Carlos Cuellar stops him
  • Newcastle are reduced to 10 men after Cheick Tiote is sent off
  • Martin O'Neill urges his side on from the touchline
  • Ba fires an attempted overhead kick over the bar
  • With full-time approaching, Demba Ba deflects the ball into his own net to earn Sunderland a share of the spoils
  • Sunderland's players celebrate as they avoid defeat against their arch-rivals
  • QPR defender Anton Ferdinand opts against wearing a T-shirt in support of the Kick It Out campaign ahead of their clash with Everton
  • Junior Hoilett fires QPR into a very early lead at Loftus Road
  • Sylvain Distin's header finds the net after rebounding off the post and goalkeeper Julio Cesar to get Everton back on level terms
  • Everton's hopes of victory are hit by Steven Pienaar's red card
  • Anton Ferdinand was brought on as a late sub but the game finishes 1-1
All the best pictures from Sunday's action in the Premier League, starting with the derby between Sunderland and Newcastle.

QPR are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season after being held 1-1 at home by 10-man Everton.

Junior Hoilett scored his first league goal for Rangers in only the second minute of the game before an unfortunate own goal from R's goalkeeper Julio Cesar brought Everton level before half-time.

The visitors had Steven Pienaar sent off on 61 minutes after collecting two yellow cards but QPR could not find a winner despite plenty of late pressure.

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