Leighton Baines’ goals inspired by being dropped by Everton team-mate Leon Osman
Leighton Baines says he scored his stunning free-kick double against West Ham in response to being left out of Leon Osman’s fantasy football.
Osman dropped his Everton team-mate after claiming that he wasn’t bringing in enough points this season.
Baines vowed that was about to change and he wasn’t wrong.
Speaking to Match of the Day, he said: “It’s a great feeling to get that, especially to get us back into the position we were in the game.
“Ossie [Osman] had taken me out of his fantasy football team because I weren’t doing enough so I told him I’d score a couple.
“So, [I’m] true to my word.”