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Everton 3-1 Rotherham: Progress

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Onward...

Everton v Rotherham United - Carabao Cup Second Round Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

On a night when the match itself was perhaps a little overshadowed by the news that Everton have what feels like nearly a full starting eleven on the shelf due to injury, the Blues did what was required of them in seeing off Rotherham United.

The 3-1 victory moves Everton into the third round of the Carabao Cup, and it was all rather stress free, thankfully. Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a second half brace. Sandro Ramirez and Lucas Digne had assists, while Morgan Schneiderlin made his much-needed return from a brief injury break.

Everton escaped the Millers without injuries and the game never really felt like it was in question. The attendance at Goodison Park was incredibly impressive, with 31,972 in the stands - the highest on Everton’s records at this stage of the competition since 1950.

Huddersfield Town are in town on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully we’ll have some surprise returns to health and another win against one of the Premier League’s worst teams.