Everton FC sail past Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup third round with a 1-5 win

10 January 2011 07:50
Everton cruise past Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup third round with a 1-5 win

'"Jermaine is really finding his feet in the Premier League. He scored again and that was very pleasing. He has now got the goal, he was threatening the other night.' STEVE ROUND admits his pleasure at Beckford's continuing progress.

'The first twenty minutes of the second half was what I asked for, but otherwise we looked awestruck and stood off them. You can't do that against a Premier League team.' IAN BARACLOUGH rues his team's inability to rise to the occasion.

IAN Botham once played for Scunthorpe United, but even the legendary lion heart at his best would have struggled to prevent their slick dismissal by Everton.

The Toffees almost, but not quite, smashed their Championship opponents for six to ensure progress into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

In the end there were just the five goals from the team in the kit resembling cricketing whites, but they could have had many more.

Satisfyingly though, nobody was talking about Everton's profligacy in front of goal after the visit to Glanford Park. For the first time this season, David Moyes' team showed a clinical edge, to keep their manager's dream of silverware alive.

Everton might have sponsored the match ball, but any generosity ended there.

They took three minutes to open the scoring against Spurs on Wednesday, and only had to wait one more against Ian Baraclough's side.

Louis Saha has insisted that his returning confidence will yield goals, and he was good to his word when, just like against Tottenham, Seamus Coleman was the provider, playing in the Frenchman who cut inside and beat former Tranmere keeper Joe Murphy, this time with a low left footed strike.

Things settled into a pedestrian pace after the opener, as Everton kept things tight on a patchy surface.

Source: Liverpool_Echo

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