Top Five Best Premier League Penalty Takers

Top Five Best Premier League Penalty Takers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Following ‘Mirallas-gate’ on Monday night our friends over at www.oulala.com have taken a closer look to who the five best ever Premier League penalty takers are. It’s no surprise that Kevin Mirallas failed to make the cut… however his team-mate did sneak in! Ex-Southampton star Matt Le Tissier...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss


Life at Everton could not be much different from this time last year, with the sweet success of last season being replaced by tales of tribulation for the Toffees which is leaving a more sour taste in the mouth. Monday night’s 0-0 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion was their eighth match without a win in all competitions. Kevin Mirallas taking a penalty, ahead of first choice...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez Tries to Diffuse Kevin Mirallas Penalty Controversy

Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists there is no issue with Kevin Mirallas missing a penalty which should have been taken by Leighton Baines. Baines has missed just one of his 16 spot-kicks for the Toffees but allowed Mirallas to have the honor against West Brom and watched as the Belgium international hit the outside of the post a minute before half-time. It was arguably Everton...
Via World Soccer Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Everton’s woes continue, Mirallas misses PK before HT

Everton has been struggling. What was once the sleeper pick for Champions League and one of the best “second tier” EPL teams after the big names, has fallen to 12th place and hasn’t won a game since a 3-1 win against QPR on December 15. Roberto Martinez said a couple days ago that Everton’s “priority is winning games.” The priority may be winning games, but this sure...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baines sets new Premier League record

Baines sets new Premier League record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com   After setting up Steven Naismith’s headed equaliser in Everton’s 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City on Saturday, Leighton Baines became the defender with the most assists in Premier League history. It was Baines’ 45th recorded assist in just over 300 Premier League appearances for both Everton...
Via Soccerlens
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Combined Premier League XI Team For First Half of Season 2014-15

So the final Premier League games of 2014 have come to a close. Chelsea and Manchester City seem destined to battle for this season’s title whilst Manchester United have climbed up to third after a slow start. West Ham United and Southampton are defying expectation whilst at the other end of the battle to avoid the drop could develop into a six-team affair. Who have been the stand...
Via World Soccer Talk
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Baines hoping for change in Everton´s fortunes in 2015

​Everton must turn disappointing form around quickly to revive their Premier League fortunes in 2015, insists Leighton Baines. Having finished […]
Via Soccer News
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton Manager Roberto Martinez Hits Out at Referee Lee Mason

Everton boss Roberto Martinez was critical of referee Lee Mason after the Toffees' 1-0 home loss to Stoke and hinted he felt the official should be dropped. Martinez hit out at Mason's decisions to only yellow-card Jonathan Walters for pulling back Leighton Baines in the first half and then award a penalty to the visitors moments later, having adjudged James McCarthy to have fouled...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bojan scores as Stoke wins at Everton

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) �?Bojan Krkic's first-half penalty steered Stoke to a 1-0 win over Everton in a physical Boxing Day encounter at Goodison Park. �?The visitors took the lead in the 38th minute of the Premier League match on Friday when James McCarthy was ruled to have fouled Bojan and the Spanish forward slotted in the resulting penalty. �?Steven Naismith had a header...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Premier League Week 12

Is everyone ready for more Premier League? The international break is over, and it’s time for more domestic footy. I’m testing out a new format, because with the old one, I’m going to just name the same players over and over again. Here we go, with my guide for week 12 of the Fantasy Premier League: Injury News! Everton’s Leighton Baines was declared out for 2 weeks a couple...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

West Ham United-Everton Preview

Slowly but surely, Everton have found their footing after a discouraging start. The Toffees will try to continue that push on Saturday at Goodison Park, where they'll attempt to extend their dominance over visitors West Ham United. Roberto Martinez's side are currently 10th in the table on 14 points, only four behind the fourth-place Hammers. Eight of those points have come in the...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baines boost for Everton

Everton have been boosted by the news that the hamstring injury which forced Leighton Baines to withdraw from England duty […]
Via Soccer News
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

England defender Baines out of Euro 2016 qualifier vs. Slovenia

Leighton Baines has become the third player to withdraw from the England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland through injury. Michael Carrick and Andros Townsend withdrew with groin and ankle problems earlier this week. And just 24 hours before the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia, Baines pulled out too. A Football Association spokesman said: "Leighton Baines has withdrawn from...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

England’s FA Charges Sunderland And QPR For Separate Issues Of Player Conduct

England’s Football Association has charged AFC Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers FC for separate incidents of player misconduct. The Black Cats have been indicted with failing to control their players during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton at the Stadium of Light. While QPR stand accused of failing to control their players during an incident in their recent match against Manchester...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton battle for gritty point vs. Sunderland after late penlaty

Sebastian Larsson's superb free-kick was cancelled out by a Leighton Baines penalty as Sunderland and Everton drew 1-1 at the Stadium of Light. The Sweden international bent a fine 25-yard effort into the bottom corner on 67 minutes to put Sunderland on course for their second win in a week, but Connor Wickham clattered into Seamus Coleman with 15 minutes remaining and Baines made...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton gets point vs Sunderland with late penalty

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) England defender Leighton Baines converted a penalty in the 76th minute to give Everton a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday. Sebastian Larsson put the hosts ahead with a superb free kick at the Stadium of Light around 10 minutes earlier. Baines scuffed his spot kick under Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, following Connor Wickham...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunderland 1 Everton 1: Honours even after Baines penalty

A second-half penalty from Leighton Baines secured a 1-1 Premier League draw for Everton at Sunderland on Sunday. Dead-ball specialist […]
Via Soccer News
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 9

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Gameweek 9 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper: Adrian – [West Ham United] – Adrian has been a major reason for West Ham’s positive displays this season.  Currently sitting in fourth place, just one point behind...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez: Baines at another level

Roberto Martinez believes Everton defender Leighton Baines has moved “to the next level” since returning from the World Cup. The […]
Via Soccer News
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain keeper De Gea reveals he thought about leaving Man United

David de Gea admits he considered leaving Manchester United a couple of years ago, but he is glad he opted to stay. De Gea walked away from Old Trafford on Sunday with a big smile on his face after playing a crucial role in United's 2-1 win over Everton. The Spanish goalkeeper earned glowing reviews for the way he acrobatically denied Leon Osman and Bryan Oviedo, as well as Leighton...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up on the EPL: Chelsea Maintain Stranglehold of First

This Premier League presented us with a couple of measuring stick matches, of sorts, along with a couple of clubs who were looking to get out of their recent funk. Will Chelsea ever lose again? Are Manchester United finally on to something good? Is Alan Pardew safe for another week? I promise to deliver some answers. Super de Gea Saves United Everton went equal just 10 minutes...
Via The Sports Post
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David de Gea makes amazing saves, preserves Man United victory

David de Gea had an incredible save for Manchester United right before halftime. Luke Shaw had an obvious dive on Hibbard. Shaw made a mistake on playing the ball but then he also made a worse mistake in committing the penalty. It’s occurred at the 45′ +4 of extra time. This set up a penalty kick for Everton star Leighton Baines, who was perfect in all 14 of his PKs. But David...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcao scores as United beats Everton 2-1

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Radamel Falcao scored his first goal for Manchester United in a 2-1 win over Everton Sunday as the Red Devils won consecutive Premier League games for the first time under manager Louis Van Gaal. Angel Di Maria opened the scoring for the hosts before Leighton Baines had a penalty saved by United keeper David de Gea. The England international then picked...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eto'o equalizer helps Everton salvage Europa point against Krasnodar

Everton striker Samuel Eto'o marked his return to Russia with a late equalizer as his side snatched a 1-1 draw at FK Krasnodar in Europa League Group H. The 33-year-old former Anzhi Makhachkala player stabbed in Leighton Baines' cross in the 82nd minute to ensure the Toffees took a point from a game in which they had been second best for much of the time. Krasnodar took a deserved...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton draws 1-1 at Krasnodar in Europa League

Everton became the latest team to be impacted by impressive Russian side Krasnodar as it scraped out a 1-1 in the Europa League on Thursday. Krasnodar went close to taking all three points before Samuel Eto'o equalized with seven minutes remaining, guiding home Leighton Baines' cross from close range to spare Everton blushes. Everton defended poorly and gifted Krasnodar the lead...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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