Carling Cup round-up: Beckford off the mark as Everton brush past Town
Thursday 26 August 2010
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.
Latest in Sport
Revealed: The most unwatchable Premier League teams of the 2014/15 season
Paul Scholes column: With Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Premier League 2015/16 kits: Confirmed and rumoured strips from Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and others
Michel Platini to consider pulling England and other Uefa members out of the World Cup if Sepp Blatter wins Fifa election
Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Per Mertesacker credits yoga for helping him get back to best
- 1 10 ways we damage our teeth – without realising
- 2 Fifa corruption arrests: Nike reported to be 'multinational sportswear company' at centre of bribery claims over Brazil shirt deal
- 3 Facebook Messenger sends 'creepily' precise location data, as revealed by Marauders Map Chrome extension
- 4 Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths Students' Union diversity officer to keep her job after vote of no confidence petition fails
- 5 Photo of wedding guest proposing to girlfriend in front of bride and groom goes viral
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote