Everton fought back from a goal down to easily see off Sheffield United in the second round of the Carling Cup.

The Blades took the lead against the run of play when Richard Cresswell swept home Stephen Quinn's cross.

But the Toffees replied three minutes later when Jack Rodwell's shot deflected home off Cresswell's thigh.

Victor Anichebe put Everton ahead when he turned in Ross Barkley's shot and Mikel Arteta sealed their win when he curled home from the edge of the area.

Arteta wasted a good chance to open the scoring before the League One side went ahead.

Former Blade Phil Jagielka failed to make a clearance and Quinn put in a cross for Cresswell to turn past stand-in goalkeeper Jan Mucha.

Cresswell was unfortunate three minutes later to get the final touch to Rodwell's powerful strike as Everton levelled.

Anichebe then put the Premier League side ahead with his first goal since March 2010.

And Arteta rounded off the win with a well-struck shot from the edge of the area.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Everton

  • 01 Mucha
  • 02 Hibbert
  • 03 Baines
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 10 Arteta Booked
  • 20 Barkley (Baxter - 77' )
  • 21 Osman (Neville - 77' )
  • 25 Fellaini Booked
  • 26 Rodwell (Saha - 65' )
  • 28 Anichebe

Substitutes

  • 24 Howard
  • 15 Distin
  • 18 Neville
  • 38 Wallace
  • 08 Saha
  • 27 Vellios
  • 37 Baxter

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 03 Lescinel Booked
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Flynn Booked (Porter - 56' )
  • 14 Williamson
  • 18 Harriott (McAllister - 74' )
  • 28 Quinn
  • 17 Cresswell (Bogdanovic - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 07 Mendez-Laing
  • 20 McAllister
  • 24 Tonne
  • 10 Bogdanovic
  • 12 Slew
  • 21 Porter
Ref: Miller
Att: 17,173

Match Stats

Shots

19 5

On target

10 4

Corners

6 1

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +0:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.

89:46

Harry Maguire takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

86:45

Jose Baxter takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

85:43

Victor Anichebe fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

84:01

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines.

82:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic by Mikel Arteta. The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Save by Jan Mucha.

81:23

Centre by Tony Hibbert, Lee Williamson makes a clearance.

80:16

Chris Porter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

78:36

Marouane Fellaini challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.

78:36 Booking

Booking Marouane Fellaini booked.

77:27

Neill Collins challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.

77:17

David McAllister crosses the ball, save made by Jan Mucha.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution (Everton) makes a substitution, with Jose Baxter coming on for Ross Barkley.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Leon Osman goes off and Phil Neville comes on.

75:28

The ball is sent over by Tony Hibbert, clearance made by Stephen Quinn.

74:49

Leon Osman has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

74:17

Centre by Tony Hibbert, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

73:22 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with David McAllister coming on for Matty Harriott.

72:45

Lee Williamson produces a cross, Tony Hibbert manages to make a clearance.

71:50

Mikel Arteta takes the outswinging corner, Steve Simonsen makes a save.

66:57

The ball is swung over by Tony Hibbert, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

66:18

Centre by Victor Anichebe, clearance by Neill Collins.

64:57 Substitution

Substitution Louis Saha comes on in place of Jack Rodwell.

63:56

Foul by Matty Harriott on Leon Osman, free kick awarded. Mikel Arteta has an effort direct from the free kick.

62:25

Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Leighton Baines.

62:02

Daniel Bogdanovic delivers the ball, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

60:16

Centre by Daniel Bogdanovic.

59:33

The offside flag is raised against Chris Porter. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

59:33 Substitution

Substitution Richard Cresswell goes off and Daniel Bogdanovic comes on.

59:06

The ball is swung over by Leon Osman, save by Steve Simonsen.

58:53

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

58:18

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, Richard Cresswell makes a clearance.

57:31

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Harry Maguire gets a block in.

55:16 Substitution

Substitution Chris Porter comes on in place of Ryan Flynn.

54:59

Victor Anichebe has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

54:12

Leon Osman takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

53:32

Ross Barkley takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

53:10

Tony Hibbert fouled by Lecsinel Jean-Francois, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Leon Osman, Steve Simonsen makes a clearance.

52:21

Tony Hibbert produces a cross, clearance made by Michael Doyle.

50:43

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Jan Mucha makes a save.

47:50

Jack Rodwell crosses the ball, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

46:09

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Ryan Flynn makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:09

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, Richard Cresswell makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:13

The referee blows for offside against Tony Hibbert. Indirect free kick taken by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

41:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Mikel Arteta - Everton 3 - 1 Sheff Utd Mikel Arteta fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 3-1 Sheff Utd.

41:25

Victor Anichebe is caught offside. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

41:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line, clearance by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

40:51

The ball is delivered by Ross Barkley, clearance made by Neill Collins.

39:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Mikel Arteta. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

39:53 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Mikel Arteta for unsporting behaviour.

36:29

Assist by Ross Barkley.

36:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Victor Anichebe - Everton 2 - 1 Sheff Utd Victor Anichebe scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Everton 2-1 Sheff Utd.

34:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Flynn. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

31:38

Unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Ryan Flynn results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mikel Arteta, clearance by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

31:38 Booking

Booking Ryan Flynn shown a yellow card.

30:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Cresswell - Everton 1 - 1 Sheff Utd An own goal is conceded by Richard Cresswell. Everton 1-1 Sheff Utd.

28:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Victor Anichebe. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Leighton Baines.

27:27

Assist on the goal came from Stephen Quinn.

27:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Cresswell - Everton 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Richard Cresswell finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 0-1 Sheff Utd.

26:46

Ross Barkley has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26:29

The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

25:26

Leon Osman fouled by Matty Harriott, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

24:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Ross Barkley. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

22:40

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mikel Arteta.

22:21

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Doyle.

18:09

Effort from inside the area by Mikel Arteta misses to the left of the goal.

17:57

The ball is crossed by Leon Osman, Lecsinel Jean-Francois manages to make a clearance.

17:05

Lecsinel Jean-Francois gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mikel Arteta from right wing, Matthew Lowton manages to make a clearance.

17:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lecsinel Jean-Francois a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

16:21

Harry Maguire produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

15:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Marouane Fellaini. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

14:49

Shot from just outside the area by Marouane Fellaini misses to the left of the target.

14:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Jagielka on Stephen Quinn. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

13:51

Ross Barkley takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

12:45

Effort from inside the area by Victor Anichebe misses to the left of the goal.

12:34

A cross is delivered by Leon Osman, Lecsinel Jean-Francois manages to make a clearance.

11:08

Leighton Baines delivers the ball, clearance made by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

10:09

The referee blows for offside. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

7:35

Ross Barkley produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

7:03

Centre by Stephen Quinn, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

5:26

Ryan Flynn delivers the ball, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

4:42

Johnny Heitinga challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.

4:17

Shot by Marouane Fellaini. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

4:03

The ball is delivered by Leon Osman, Michael Doyle manages to make a clearance.

3:35

Matty Harriott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Rodwell. Jack Rodwell restarts play with the free kick.

0:15

The referee penalises Richard Cresswell for handball. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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