Baines inspired by Osman's snub

Leighton Baines scored two stunning free-kicks for Everton at West Ham yesterday and admits it was all down to some unlikely inspiration.

The roving left-back told Match of the Day that team-mate Leon Osman's decision to omit him from his fantasy football team helped Everton record a 3-2 victory at Upton Park.

I said before the game, Ozzie [Leon Osman] had taken me out of his fantasy football team because I wasn't doing enough, so I told him I'd score a couple. I stayed true to my word.

– Everton's Leighton Baines


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