Last Updated: 08/01/11 4:59pm
The referee has blown the final whistle. Everton thoroughly deserve their victory as they dominated the majority of the match. The home side came back into the match early on in the second half, but they never really threatened again. Thank you for joining us. Have a safe weekend. Adios...
Beckford does well to work his way into a shooting opportunity but his curling effort sails just wide.
Mirfin shoots after picking up a ball from Woolford and the defender forces Howard into a great save.
Gueye pulls the ball back for Baines from the byline. The defender looks up and picks his spot before dinking the ball home. Great finish from the England man.
Gueye takes on the Scunthorpe defence before firing towards goal. However, Andrew Wright does well to block the ball out for a corner.
The home side break and the ball falls to Forte. However, the forward is unable to get his shot on target as it flies just over the bar.
Forte and Osman tussle for the ball as it rolls back towards Howard and the Everton boys win the battle.
The Belgian works some space on the edge of the box before firing home with his left foot into the bottom corner. Neat finish and game over.
Everton are back in control now. It is a pitty the home side couldn't build on their fantastic start to the second half.
Woolford tries to trick his way past both Distin and Bilyaletdinov but he ends up with a red face as the ball rolls harmlessly out of play.
Godden meets a Josh Wright cross with his head but the effort is poor and Howard is able to gather with ease.
After a sunny start to the match, we are surrounded by darkness. Great atmosphere now under the lights.
Bilyaletdinov jinks his way through the home defence before trying to feed Anichebe but Mirfin is there to intercept.
Hibbert plays a great one-two with Osman before crossing early. However, Raynes does well to stoop low and clear with his head.
Everton break through Saha. The forward plays the ball into the path of Osman who shoots from distance, but Mirfin does well to come out and block with his body.
Beckford does extremely well to beat Andrew Wright before crossing on to the head of Coleman, who makes no mistake as he beats Murphy with a well-placed header. Is that game over?
Coleman tries to do too much as he runs down the right flank and he is outmuscled by Nolan for the ball.
Nolan crosses into the box from deep but Distin does well to beat Dagnall to the ball with a firm header.
O'Connor beats two defenders before lifting his foot to pull the trigger. However, Hibbert makes an inch-perfect tackle and clears.
Beckford picks up a loose ball and tries to play Bilyaletdinov through, but Mirfin does well to intercept.
Hibbert picks out Fellaini who tees up Bilyaletdinov. However, the Russian can't keep his shot down.
Fifteen seconds into the half and Scunthorpe are back in it! A ball over the top by Josh Wright is collected by Collins who smashes the ball into the bottom corner from range. Wow!
The referee blows the half-time whistle. Everton have been in full control and the home side will really need to up their game if they want to get back into this. See you in 15 minutes...
Peter F from Tenafly, New Jersey likes what he has seen so far: "Everton have played great and this should be over. Look for Everton to press on a little bit more before laying back and defending."
I apologise as I missed Heitinga's earlier booking. Here is confirmation of it for his poor tackle on Dagnall.
Jones goes long looking for the forwards but the Everton defence is having none of it as Johnny Heitinga heads clear.
Beckford shows the first signs of his confidence being back as he shows off his skills to keep possession in midfield.
Larry is happy for Beckford: "Back again. Well that should give beckford the pick me up he needs. I reckon that he will put in another before the 90 is up."
The Toffees are keeping the ball in their own half with relative ease. The home side need to press them.
Everton break through Osman. The midfielder crosses into the area and Beckford meets the ball with a header into the back of the net. Nice finish and cross.
Forte tries to break into the area after receving a ball from Woolford but Hibbert does well to clear.
A rare attack from Scunthorpe ends with Dagnall trying tricks and flicks on the sideline. It really hasn't been their day so far.
Eddie Nolan saves the home side three times as he makes three consecutive tackles to deny Osman, Baines and Bilyaletdinov.
Everton win a corner as Bilyaletdinov's cross is turned behind by Jones. However, the set piece comes to nothing.
Woolford beats Hibbert before crossing in for Dagnall. However, the forward's scuffed shot is cleared with ease.
The home side are slowing the play down, trying to keep possession in their own half. They really have been under pressure so this is a clever move.
Osman fires just wide from a great ball into the area from Baines. This match really should be over by now.
Leighton Baines sprints towards goal but his run is stopped short by a good challenge from Andrew Wright.
Josh Wright crosses from deep looking for Jonathan Forte but the ball is too long and Hibbert is able to clear.
Beckford runs on to another pass from Fellaini and is clean through on goal. However, the result is the same, only this time Murphy makes a good save to deny the forward. Beckford really is low on confidence.
Seamus Coleman passes to Saha who lays the ball off for Osman. The midfielder shoots but David Mirfin sticks out a leg and blocks the effort.
Fellaini bombs into the box before unleashing a rocket which flies very high and very wide of the target.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov combines with Beckford on the edge of the area but before the Russian can shoot he slips, allowing the home side to clear.
Beckford again receives the ball inside the area but fails to get it out from under his feet and Jones clears.
Josh Wright sends the corner in. The ball falls to Collins on the edge of the box who fires straight into the arms of Tim Howard.
Fellaini first stops Michael O'Connor and then Woolford with two great tackles in midfield before passing back to his goalkeeper.
Saha tries to break through two tackles but eventually loses the ball to Jones, who smashes the ball up field.
Beckford goes clean through on goal but Rob Jones does exceptionally well to make up the ground and clear the danger with a hard challenge.
Marouane Fellaini tries to send Jermaine Beckford through on goal but Josh Wright does well to intercept the pass.
Andrew Wright sends a great ball into the area from deep which Chris Dagnall heads just wide of the target from a good position. Some will argue he should have scored there.
Everton keep the ball well in midfield. The ball falls to Louis Saha who rifles home low from the edge of the box with his left foot - not unlike his strike in midweek against Spurs.
Martyn Woolford gets the better of Tony Hibbert on the left flank and wins a throw - which comes to nothing.
Everton win a corner early on after Joe Murphy was forced to punch a cross from Leon Osman behind. However, the corner comes to nothing.
Larry is another backing Everton: "After the start to the season we have had it would be nice to have a decent cup run. I hope davie doesn't do as other managers do and puts out a light team. he needs to view the squad and put out a strong side. I don't think Scunthorpe are coming out onto their home turf saying "oh well it was worth a go". Its more like they've lost to lower league already this season. Coyb. Lets give Scunthorpe a good game. Beckford to score. Maybe it will boost his confidence."
Stewart MacLaren from Torrevieja in Spain is also backing the Merseyside outfit: "Everton will beat Scunthorpe United 3-1 at Galdford Park this afternoon with good Goals from Fellaini, Louis Saha & Jermaine Beckford." Did you also struggle with Fellaini's first name, Stewart...
Dylan Fearon from New York can only see an Everton win: "The Toffees haven't played well in the FA Cup since the year they lost to Chelsea in the final, but Scunthorpe won't test them today as Everton will come away with this one 2-0, behind some great midfield play. GO BLUES!!!!!"
Good afternoon, football fans. We have an interesting encounter at Glanford Park as Premier League side Everton face Scunthorpe in the cup of all cups. Are we going to see an upset or will it be straightforward for the Toffees? Stay with us for all the action and don't forget to send in your views and predictions to me at email@example.com, with the best being published. Enjoy...
Scunthorpe are priced at 11/2 to cause an upset, while Everton are 1/2 to do what everyone expects of them. The draw carries odds of 3/1 over at Sky Bet.
Pre-match: Jermaine Beckford starts up front against his old club as Everton look to avoid an FA Cup shock at Scunthorpe this afternoon. Beckford, who helped the Iron to the League One title during a loan spell four years ago, partners Louis Saha for the third-round tie at Glanford Park. This is the same attack which featured in the memorable midweek win over Tottenham but there are three changes elsewhere as Tony Hibbert, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Leon Osman come in. Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta drop to the bench while Steven Pienaar does not make the squad. Championship strugglers Scunthorpe go into the game on the back of seven defeats in eight games and are without captain Cliff Byrne due to a back injury. Rob Jones takes his place.
Scunthorpe: Joe Murphy, Andrew Wright, David Mirfin, Rob Jones, Eddie Nolan, Michael Collins, Michael O'Connor, Martyn Woolford, Josh Wright, Chris Dagnall, Jonathan Forte. Subs: Sam Slocombe, Sam Togwell, Michael Raynes, Bobby Grant, Matt Godden, Trent McClenahan, Paris Cowan Hall.