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

Balotelli future in doubt after penalty debacle

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com/+LiverpoolFC Mario Balotelli landed himself in further controversy by taking the penalty kick from designated penalty-taker Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday. The Italian was slammed by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard who accused him of showing “disrespect” for going against...
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February 21, 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


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...
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January 21, 2015  |  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
January 19, 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...
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January 12, 2015  |  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...
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November 21, 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...
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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...
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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...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eto'o scores 2 as Everton beats Burnley 3-1

BURNLEY, England (AP) Samuel Eto'o scored Everton's first and last goals in a 3-1 win over Burnley on Sunday that left the promoted team still without a win in nine Premier League games. The former Barcelona striker put the visitors ahead in the fourth minute by heading in off the bar from Leighton Baines' cross, and clinched victory with a curling shot in the 85th. Burnley - the...
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October 26, 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...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton vs Chelsea: Preview, possible lineups & Prediction

Everton vs Chelsea: Preview, possible lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea travel to Goodison Park on Saturday with a 100% record in tact from their opening two games. Everton are still looking for their first win of the season after letting slip of leads late in their opening two games, drawing each 2-2. José Mourinho’s side looked impressive...
Via Soccerlens
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton vs Arsenal Player Ratings

In a game of two halves at Goodison Park, Everton took a 2-0 lead into the break only for Arsenal to score two goals to finish the match 2-2. Here are the player ratings: Everton Tim Howard – 5 Didn’t have a lot to do with only three shots on target against him but conceding two goals does ask the question if he could have done more. Seamus Coleman – 6 First half, the Irish...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Everton vs Arsenal: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions

Everton vs Arsenal: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal face a stern test if they are to make it two wins from two on Saturday with a trip to Goodison Park. The Gunners left it late to beat Crystal Palace last weekend thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s winner in stoppage time. Everton themselves let slip of a lead late on as they were...
Via Soccerlens
August 22, 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

Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place?

Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Everton broke their transfer record last night to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in a deal worth 28 million pounds. By shelling out such a huge amount, the club have clearly signalled their intent to push for a finish in the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League. Lukaku...
Via Soccerlens
July 31, 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

Luke Shaw Responds to Manchester United Rumours

Luke Shaw Responds to Manchester United Rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Southampton star Luke Shaw has admitted that he is not focusing on the recent rumours linking him to Manchester United as he remains fully focused on England. The Old Trafford club are set to make a £27m bid for the services of the left-back, according to the Sky Sports. United were eyeing for...
Via Soccerlens
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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