Hull City 0 Everton 4
Phil Brown made nine changes to his Hull side, but they failed to make any real impression. Yakubu opened the scoring on his first start in ten months and then goals by Jo, Dan Gosling and Leon Osman completed the rout.
Everton opened the scoring on 11 minutes. Russia international Diniyar Bilyaletdinov slipped a neat ball to the unmarked Yakubu who managed to curl his right-footed shot past the outstretched Matt Duke and into the corner of the net from 12 yards.
The visitors were 2-0 ahead less than ten minutes later when Bilyaletdinov was again on hand to deliver a pin-point free-kick onto the head of Jo, who made no mistake from eight yards with a glancing effort into the bottom corner.
It was 3-0 to David Moyes' men minutes later, as Yakubu turned provider with a neat pass into the feet of Gosling who had the space to run in on goal and fire the ball past a hapless Duke from just inside the area.
Hull came close to grabbing one back on the stroke of half-time when Tom Cairney's corner found the head of Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink but the Dutch frontman could only direct his glancing effort just wide of the post.
Everton made it 4-0 on the hour mark when a deflected free-kick from John Heitinga landed at the feet of skipper Osman who managed to flick the ball over Duke and into the back of the net from close range.
The home side had a great chance to pull a goal back with ten minutes left when Kamel Ghilas found space inside the area to fire in a left-footed shot, but it wasn't to be for Brown's men as the ball came back off the post.
With moments left an unmarked Paul McShane had Hull's best chance of the game, but he failed to keep his close-range shot low allowing keeper Tim Howard to tip the ball over the bar.