Moyes hails class act Baines

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Everton manager David Moyes believes Leighton Baines has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world - even with an injured ankle.

The 28-year-old, whose England career has been affected by Chelsea's Ashley Cole being first choice in front of him for so long, opened the scoring with a fierce drive before adding his second from the penalty spot after Claudio Jacob fouled Victor Anichebe in the 2-1 win over West Brom.

"I think Bainesy has been playing really well and over the last couple of games I've been thinking he needs another challenge," said Moyes. "He has to rise to it a little bit more and I think he has done that. He has picked himself up again. He has a lot of things going for him and he is turning out to be as good a left-back as there is."

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