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Thursday 30 August 2012

Capital One Cup: Everton cruise into third round

New signing Kevin Mirallas scored twice as Everton routed Leyton Orient 5-0 at Goodison Park

Leon Osman (left) opens the scoring for Everton against Leyton Orient

Everton assistant manager Steve Round praised the performance of his team after the Barclays Premier League club overwhelmed Leyton Orient 5-0 in their Capital One Cup second-round tie at Goodison Park.

New signing Kevin Mirallas scored twice and set up two more as the home side went into half-time 4-0 up.

"If you get the attitude right then the performance will be right as well"
Steve Round

The Belgium striker, who was signed from Olympiacos this month opened the scoring in the 16th minute, teed up Leon Osman in the 22nd, added his second in the 29th and then squared for Victor Anichebe to finish in the 35th.

Magaye Gueye added the fifth in the second half and Round was delighted with how his team approached the game.

"If you get the attitude right then the performance will be right as well," Round told the club's official website. "Ours was good right from the first whistle.

"The players all want to play; they're fit, injury-free and enjoying playing with each other. Because of that we are getting some real flow and cohesion."

Round added that the withdrawal of Phil Neville which reduced Everton to 10 men during the second half was merely a "precaution".

Everton join the 10 other Barclays Premier League clubs who won their second-round ties on Tuesday and, along with the seven clubs who are in Europe, they will learn who their opponents are after tonight's match between Northampton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Clubs in the Capital One Cup third-round draw

Arsenal
Aston Villa
Bradford City
Burnley
Carlisle United
Chelsea
Coventry City
Crawley Town
Doncaster Rovers
Everton

Middlesbrough
Leeds United
Leicester City
Liverpool
Manchester City
Manchester United

MK Dons
Newcastle United
Northampton Town/Wolverhampton Wanderers
Norwich City
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Reading 

Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton
Swindon Town
Sunderland 
Swansea City
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
West Bromwich Albion
Wigan Athletic

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Key Points

  • Everton seal comfortable 5-0 Capital One Cup win against Leyton Orient
  • New signing Kevin Mirallas scores twice as Toffees ease into tonight's third-round draw
  • Midfielder Phil Neville withdrawn in second half as a 'precaution'