EVERTON manager David Moyes was stunned Beckford’s brilliant individual goal.
The former Leeds striker, signed on a free transfer last summer, broke up a Chelsea attack on the edge of his own area and set off on a charge.
He had a stroke of luck on halfway when the ball bounced kindly off Paulo Ferreira but he took full advantage and raced on to clip the ball beyond Petr Cech.
The goalkeeper did manage to get a hand to the ball but the shot had just enough power to bobble in.
The goal ensured that Beckford finished his debut Premier League season on double figures despite only starting 14 matches throughout the campaign.
The strike will have been particularly sweet for the player who was released by Chelsea as a youngster and Moyes said: “Roy of the Rovers lives on! It is the sort of thing you would read in one of the magazines – get it in your own box, pass three players, get up there.
“Okay you get a wee bit of a ricochet and it bounces for you and the keeper just gets his hand on it but it spins inside the post.
“It really epitomised the whole performance. We played well with 11 and did well with 10.