Nikica Jelavic scored twice and missed a penalty on his first start since September as Everton eased past Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup.

The Croatia striker, 28, drilled in his first goal since March from 22 yards after Ross Barkley had curled the five-time FA Cup winners into the lead.

Bryan Oviedo set up Jelavic's second and was then fouled by Julio Cesar, but Jelavic hit the bar with the spot-kick.

Seamus Coleman's fourth goal in six matches sealed the third round win.

Goal shy Jelavic

Nikica Jelavic scored 10 goals in his first 16 games for the club, but his brace against QPR was the first time he had hit the net since March 2013.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez oversaw the Blues' demise in last year's competition, masterminding a 3-0 quarter-final win with Wigan at Goodison Park, on their way to lifting the trophy.

The Spaniard, who is winning a cult following amongst Evertonians on Merseyside, talked up the competition's' "unique" nature before the game, stating "everyone is entitled to chase the dream".

Everton's fans will undoubtedly do just that, after Queens Park Rangers never threatened to blight their first hopeful step towards Wembley and a first piece of silverware since their 1995 FA Cup win.

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, an FA Cup winner with Portsmouth in 2008, tipped Martinez as a possible England manager in the build-up and will now focus on winning promotion back to the Premier League.

The fact his side, boasting 10 players with Premier League experience, failed to muster a shot on target, will however likely irk the 66-year-old.

Gary O'Neil, 30, spurned the visitors' golden opening early on when he failed to connect with a cross, and his lapse was punished when Barkley was crisply found in the area by Oviedo to whip the ball past Cesar for his first FA Cup goal.

Barkley, 20, was influential, as he has been consistently for the Blues this season. He had already had an effort saved by Cesar, only for Osman to lift the follow up over the bar.

FA Cup fourth round draw

When: Sunday, 5 January 2014

Where: Wembley Stadium

Time: 1400 GMT

Who: Cousins Martin and Paul Allen, who both played for West Ham, will make the draw after the Hammers face Nottingham Forest.

Fourth round dates: Ties to be played over the weekend of 25 and 26 January 2014

Jelavic, who scored nine times in his first full season at Goodison last year, ruthlessly added the second when he pounced on a Karl Henry error in midfield to fire in clinically from distance.

It was his first goal since March and effectively ended the contest as Everton cruised into round four in a one-sided second period.

Goalkeeper Joel Robles kept his first clean sheet in five appearances this season, while opposite number Cesar was kept busy, and brilliantly tipped a curling Coleman effort wide.

Oviedo showcased his quality as Leighton Baines' understudy with a weaving run to set Jelavic up for his second from three yards, before Cesar bundled the Costa Rican over in the box.

The stage was set for Jelavic to underline any attempt to unseat Romelu Lukaku as Martinez's first-choice striker, but his chipped penalty came back off the bar.

The miss mattered little, and Coleman profited from a strong Barkley run to fire his sixth goal of the season and ensure Everton's comfortable progression.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez:

"[Jelavic] was very, very good. He is a bit frustrated that he couldn't get the hat-trick - I did feel his performance deserved it.

"I don't want to sell him - I don't want to lose him now, but I understand it is a key moment for him. Put it this way - if the World Cup was not in the summer, this situation would never be in place.

"I thought he looked very sharp and that his movement was terrific in the box."

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp:

"It was a disappointing afternoon, we were well beaten today. We were beat by a far better team. I thought Everton were excellent.

"Even though they made lots of changes, they were strong all over and made life very difficult for us.

"They've got some real quality throughout their squad and it really showed today.

"We struggled to live with them at times. Their movement, their passing, their attacking play - it was top class."

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Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Everton

  • 01 Robles
  • 23 Coleman (Hibbert - 82' )
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 18 Barry (Heitinga - 83' )
  • 32 Alcaraz
  • 26 Stones
  • 14 Naismith
  • 16 McCarthy
  • 07 Jelavic
  • 20 Barkley (Mirallas - 89' )
  • 21 Osman

Substitutes

  • 02 Hibbert
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 17 Lukaku
  • 22 Pienaar
  • 24 Howard
  • 27 Vellios

Queens Park Rangers

  • 33 Julio César
  • 02 Simpson
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 36 O'Neil
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 07 Phillips
  • 17 Barton
  • 09 Austin (Benayoun - 76' )
  • 20 Henry (Johnson - 58' )
  • 03 Traore (Kranjcar - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Dunne
  • 08 Johnson
  • 14 Onyewu
  • 19 Kranjcar
  • 25 Zamora
  • 26 Murphy
  • 35 Benayoun
Ref: Howard Webb
Att: 32,283

Match Stats

Shots

27 3

On target

12 0

Corners

8 2

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Everton 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

90:00 +2:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Everton 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

90:00 +2:11

Foul by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).

90:00 +2:11

Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:24

Foul by Bryan Oviedo (Everton).

90:00 +1:24

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Kevin Mirallas replaces Ross Barkley.

86:00

Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:48

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:18

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

82:18

Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Johnny Heitinga replaces Gareth Barry.

81:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Tony Hibbert replaces Seamus Coleman.

78:01

Attempt blocked. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

76:59

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

75:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Yossi Benayoun replaces Charlie Austin.

75:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 4, Queens Park Rangers 0. Seamus Coleman (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

74:31

Attempt saved. Steven Naismith (Everton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:11

Penalty missed! Still Everton 3, Queens Park Rangers 0. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

73:04

Penalty Everton. Bryan Oviedo draws a foul in the penalty area.

73:04

Penalty conceded by Julio César (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

72:11

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:31

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Niko Kranjcar.

71:15

Attempt blocked. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:15

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:15

Foul by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

68:31

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

68:31

Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 3, Queens Park Rangers 0. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo.

63:27

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

60:22

Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:52

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

58:52

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Andrew Johnson replaces Karl Henry.

57:22

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Clint Hill.

57:01

Attempt blocked. Bryan Oviedo (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:42

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Julio César.

56:13

Attempt saved. Seamus Coleman (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:59

Attempt saved. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:53

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:53

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

52:39

Bryan Oviedo (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:39

Foul by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

46:48

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

46:10

Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:10

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

45:00

Second Half begins Everton 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Kranjcar replaces Armand Traore.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Everton 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

44:45

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:45

Foul by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

43:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

40:54

Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:21

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

34:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo.

32:02

Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

31:42

Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:05

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

30:51

Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

30:31

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Clint Hill.

30:00

Attempt blocked. Gareth Barry (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27:48

Attempt missed. John Stones (Everton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:29

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Julio César.

27:02

Attempt blocked. Seamus Coleman (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

25:00

Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:59

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

23:53

Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

22:50

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

21:23

Attempt saved. Gareth Barry (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

19:24

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

19:24

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:35

Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:58

Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

6:04

Attempt missed. John Stones (Everton) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

5:56

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Julio César.

5:38

Attempt saved. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

3:34

Foul by Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers).

3:34

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:45

Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:45

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

1:28

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:28

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz (Everton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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