Leighton Baines steps up Everton comeback in behind-closed-doors friendly

Everton defender Leighton Baines is set to take another step towards a first-team recall but admits he does not yet know when he will be ready to return. The 30-year-old left-back has not featured at all this season after sustaining an ankle injury just before the campaign kicked off. He will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Wednesday as he steps up his comeback but knows...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 most influential Premier League injuries this season (so far)

We are just a little bit over 1/4 into the Premier League season and already, teams have had to deal with some very important players going down due to injury. Some teams have been hurt more in the injury department than others and some teams have dealt with their injuries better than others but nevertheless, the teams depicted on this list were dealt a major blow when their star...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 most influential Premier League injuries this season (so far)

We are just a little bit over 1/4 into the Premier League season and already, teams have had to deal with some very important players going down due to injury. Some teams have been hurt more in the injury department than others and some teams have dealt with their injuries better than others but nevertheless, the teams depicted on this list were dealt a major blow when their star...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Everton defender Leighton Baines ruled out for 3 more months after ankle surgery

Everton defender Leighton Baines has been ruled out for three months after ankle surgery so 19-year-old Brendon Galloway is expected to deputise at left-back again at Southampton. Forward Kevin Mirallas has recovered from the ankle injury which forced him off against Watford last weekend. Gerard Deulofeu, Aiden McGeady and Muhamed Besic all returned to training this week after missing...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Leighton Baines to miss Everton’s pre-season tour

England defender Leighton Baines will miss Everton's pre-season visit to Singapore. The 30-year-old left-back underwent ankle surgery in May and missed the final two games of the Barclays Premier League season as well as England's Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez revealed at the end of last season that Baines had been struggling with the problem for...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Welbeck joins England trio on sidelines for Italy friendly

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has pulled out of the England squad because of a knee injury he suffered in Friday's 4-0 win over Lithuania. Welbeck sustained the injury in the second half of the victory at Wembley and was replaced in the 77th minute. The Football Association (FA) confirmed on Saturday that Welbeck had been sent back to Arsenal. The striker will therefore not take...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sterling, Baines and Milner to miss England's clash with Italy

Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner will not play in Tuesday's friendly in Italy with Danny Welbeck also a concern after picking up knocks in the win against Lithuania. It was a largely jubilant evening for England with Harry Kane scoring on his debut in the 4-0 win in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley. However, it was not all good news with Liverpool forward Sterling...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Everton without 8 players for Europa League game against Young Boys

Leighton Baines and Aiden McGeady are among eight Everton players not to have made the trip to Bern for Thursday's Europa League last-32 first leg against Young Boys. As well as Baines and McGeady (both knee), the traveling party is also missing Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar and Arouna Kone – a trio in action for the under-21s side this week as they worked on their fitness – plus...
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February 18, 2015  |  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
January 12, 2015  |  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

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

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...
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November 09, 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

Crystal Palace get first win of the season with come from behind victory against Everton

Yannick Bolasie inspired another smash-and-grab raid on Goodison Park as Crystal Palace came from behind to cling on for their first win of the season. The Congo winger was instrumental in side's surging second-half performance which he capped with the Eagles' final goal in the 69th minute to secure a 3-2 victory. Romelu Lukaku had given Everton a ninth-minute lead, but Mile Jedinak...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Points: Premier League Week 4

In this recurring segment our lead soccer correspondent, Nick Verlaney, takes a look at the Premier League action from the previous week with three big takeaways. 1. Best Eleven: (3-5-2) Goalkeeper: Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Paul Konchesky (Leicester), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) Midfielders: Angel Di Maria (Manchester United...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton open Europa campaign with thrashing win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over German side Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. The hosts took the lead on 15 minutes courtesy of helpless Wolfsburg defender Ricardo Rodriguez as Steven Naismith's strike cannoned off him via goalkeeper Diego Benaglio, before Seamus Coleman added a second on the stroke of half-time with a close-range header...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Premier League star says he was right to snub chance to join Manchester United

Premier League star says he was right to snub chance to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Leighton Baines has revealed that his decision to snub a chance to join Manchester United was right as he says Everton are heading in the right direction under Roberto Martinez. The Red Devils were long been interested in signing the left-back, with both their former...
Via Soccerlens
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodgson vs Italy: Youth, disappointing seniors & substitution errors

Hodgson vs Italy: Youth, disappointing seniors & substitution errors - originally posted on Soccerlens.com A lot of contrast in England’s display against Italy yesterday from what we saw them display four years back against the USA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup opener. Lacking any sort of expectation and coming into the tournament with reduced pressure, Hodgson’s team consisted...
Via Soccerlens
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brazil ’14: MVP Starting XI

Guess what! The World Cup will be starting in…(checks watch)… tomorrow! Cue the confetti! Cue the shots of the beach! Cue the crazed fans! Cue the Brazilian women in swimsuits that every World Cup ad seems so insistent on including! Okay, enough cueing. As a guide for the tournament, I have made a starting XI based on the most important players for their respective teams. Goalkeeper...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Leighton Baines stops for a cold one after Everton's win

No, not the type of cold one you're thinking of. A cone, not a mug.
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole, Baines or Shaw? When England travel to Brazil, who will be ‘left back’ at home?

Cole, Baines or Shaw? When England travel to Brazil, who will be ‘left back’ at home? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIs it just me, or is this tie getting tighter? It’s always being described as a’ nice problem’ to have; too many players competing for the same position, each with different arguments in their favour. For England manager Roy Hodgson, this is the problem...
Via Soccerlens
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke named in England squad

Uncapped Southampton left-back Luke Shaw has been called up to the England squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Denmark. Shaw, 18, has been named as part of a 30-man squad for the game at Wembley. Fellow left-backs Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines have also been included. Cardiff defender Steven Caulker has been called up in place of injured Everton defender Phil Jagielka...
Via Fox Soccer
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup draw throws up Wigan at City

FA Cup holders Wigan will travel to runners-up Manchester City in this season's quarter-finals, while Arsenal or Liverpool will host Everton. Ben Watson's late goal gave Wigan a historic triumph over City in last year's final at Wembley and Manuel Pellegrini's side will be hoping to avenge this defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Everton could face another Merseyside derby against Liverpool...
Via Fox Soccer
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton progress past Swansea

On-loan striker Lacina Traore made the perfect start to his Everton debut but it was substitute Steven Naismith who played the pivotal role in their FA Cup victory over an under-strength Swansea . Traore, who joined in January from Monaco, scored after just four minutes but it was his second-half replacement who secured the 3-1 win and safe passage into the quarter-finals. The...
Via Fox Soccer
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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