Carling Cup round-up: Beckford off the mark as Everton brush past Town

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Jermaine Beckford was on target as Everton hit five to ease into the third round of the Carling Cup at the expense of 10-man Huddersfield last night.

Beckford's first goal since joining Everton from Leeds in the summer made victory certain at Goodison Park after their League One opponents had responded to early Marouane Fellaini and Jack Rodwell strikes.

Huddersfield hit the woodwork twice in the first half, first when Lee Croft struck the foot of the post from a Gary Naysmith cross, and the second when Joey Gudjonsson's delivery bounced off Gary Roberts and hit the bar.

A own goal by John Heitinga, who had earlier missed a penalty, gave the visitors hope at half-time, but Beckford's penalty and further efforts from Louis Saha and Leon Osman settled the tie.

Huddersfield's Lee Peltier was sent off after being shown a second yellow for fouling Seamus Coleman in the box.

Fulham, who made just three changes to the side which drew with Manchester United on Sunday, enjoyed a 6-0 victory as Mark Hughes' men cruised past Port Vale. Chelsea, Newcastle and Arsenal all hit six in the Premier League at the weekend and Fulham took advantage of a gulf in class to get in on the gola-scoring act. Zoltan Gera and Bobby Zamora scored twice each under torrential rain at Craven Cottage and Fulham's new £5m striker Moussa Dembele scored on his full debut for the club.

Clint Dempsey replaced Dembele at half-time and slammed home the sixth in the 70th minute.