The Everton manager David Moyes was full of praise for the Everton defender Leighton Baines, who scored the penalty in the 2-2 draw with Wigan during the weekend. Everton were going into the final few minutes of the match starring at another defeat in the season.
David Moyes and his team certainly started the new season in great fashion, but the defeats against West Brom have taken the shine off things slightly. It would have been yet another poor result if they have lost to Wigan, who are struggling down at the bottom of the table. However, a penalty scored comprehensively by the defender Leighton Baines in the final few minutes of the match helped them get a point from this match.
The Everton manager reckons that the England international Leighton Baines is currently one of the best left back in the world. However, it is extremely difficult for him to get the recognition that he deserves. The 28-year-old Leighton Baines is undoubtedly one of the best players at Everton. He was recently linked with a £ 20 million move to Manchester United over the summer. However, Everton raised the transfer money rather by selling the 21-year-old midfielder Jack Rodwell instead of Leighton Baines.
“Leighton has been a big asset for us for a long time and we are hoping to have the same [impact] down the right and in other areas as well. We had it with Jelavic getting forward and getting us another goal. Leighton was extraordinary for us. At times he was unstoppable – he was that good. I think we were disappointed we were trailing and it was a great effort to stick at it and get a hard-earned point,” said David Moyes after the match. Everton will be facing QPR next weekend before taking on Liverpool.