Video: Leighton Baines with two spectacular free-kicks against West Ham United 8 years ago

Video: Leighton Baines with two spectacular free-kicks against West Ham United

Leighton Baines was on the verge of joining Manchester United before the transfer window closed and if he continues like this then he may only be waiting until January.

One of the deadliest free-kick takers in the Premier League, the left-back was in vintage form today as he helped Everton to come from behind two with two sensational set-pieces at Upton Park.

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First he cancelled out Ravel Morrison’s first half opener when he put the ball into Jussi Jaaskelainen’s top right hand corner.


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The Hammers retook the lead through Mark Noble, before he was sent off four minutes later, but Baines stepped up again, this time curling the ball into Jaaskelainen’s top left hand corner to draw the teams level for a second time.


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Romelu Lukaku grabbed a winner for the Toffees on his debut after coming off the bench but it was all about the England full back’s brilliance today and a move from Goodison, either in January or at the end of the campaign is looking all the more likely.

A good week for Roberto Martinez after victory over Chelsea last weekend as he looks to put his stamp on the Toffees.