Diouf stole possession to belt a shot just wide and a goal seemed certain when Petrucci's pass sprung the offside trap to release Larnell Cole but Macheda passed up a tap-in from the winger's centre, instead screwing wide. Pogba picked up a yellow card but there were plenty of positives about his performance as his perfectly-timed pass fed Diouf but Moreira saved well. Another Pogba cross saw Petrucci bamboozle Moreira only to see his finish blocked. However, a third goal did arrive in first-half injury time when Diouf stormed through to calmly find the net.
The second period brought more one-way traffic and Diouf got on the scoresheet again with a similar strike, haring in on goal and shooting home despite taking a painful knock. The Senegalese striker passed up two opportunities to seal his hat-trick when blazing over and forcing a stunning save from Moreira following a Pogba cross.
But substitute Jesse Lingard got in on the act when exploding a right-foot volley into the net with seven minutes remaining after intelligent play by Will Keane.
And Keane, another substitute, strolled onto a Diouf flick in stoppage time to stroke a relaxed finish wide of Moreira to complete the rout.