Seny Dieng was the QPR hero as he kept out Tom Davies’ penalty to dump Everton out of the Carabao Cup.
While the Championship side scored all eight of their spot-kicks, Dieng pushed the 15th kick of a dramatic shoot-out against the post before Jimmy Dunne sealed Rangers’ first fourth round appearance since 2008-09.
Dieng had also saved from Ben Godfrey only for the officials to judge the keeper had stepped off his line, with the Everton man converting the re-take.
QPR are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after a shootout win over Everton
It followed an engrossing cup tie in which 32-year-old Charlie Austin showed his enduring class with two well-taken headers to twice give QPR the lead, only for first Lucas Digne and then Andros Townsend to equalise for the Premier League side.
Both managers made five changes from their defeats at the weekend. Everton have a mounting injury list featuring the likes of Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jordan Pickford, preventing Rafael Benitez from rotating too much.
Then again, there was no reason why Everton wouldn’t be targeting success in the Carabao Cup as they attempt to end a trophy drought