Everton stated their determination to win the FA Cup by powering into the fourth round with an emphatic 5-1 win over Championship strugglers Scunthorpe.
Louis Saha and Jermaine Beckford got the Merseysiders off to a flying start at Glanford Park before Seamus Coleman, Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines made sure of victory.
Scunthorpe were completely outplayed aside from a brief spell at the start of the second half when Michael Collins threatened to spark a comeback with a superb strike.
There was a large media presence at the match but Everton were in no mood to surrender to the potential upset that may have been anticipated.
Scunthorpe went into the game on the back of seven defeats in eight games and having lost their last six at home.
Defeat would have been a huge embarrassment for David Moyes and his side but he showed in his selection of a strong team that he had no intention of letting that happen as the Toffees romped to a comfortable successs.