Everton ace scores a special hat-trick

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Leighton Baines admitted he was close to embarrassment after claiming three awards at Everton's annual end of season dinner.

The England international claimed all three of the major prizes on offer at the BT Convention Centre on Liverpool’s Waterfront, adding the goal of the year for his strike against Chelsea in the FA Cup to the supporters' player and players' player of the year awards.

"In a way it is almost embarrassing. If not then certainly humbling," Baines told the official Everton website

"I'm a bit speechless to be honest. It's mind-blowing to have been up on stage three times tonight. I don't know what else to say really."

It was the second consecutive year that Baines scooped the players' player award, and the attack-minded full back's performances have led to speculation over his future at Goodison Park.


However, David Moyes is keen to keep his best players as the Toffees look to progress, and Baines appears more than happy with life at Everton.

"To win the Players' Player two years in a row shows I must be making a few friends. I have been at the Club for four years now and they are not just my teammates but my mates as well," he continued.

"This is a great honour and I can only say a big thank you to everyone - every player, each member of the coaching staff and, of course, every single fan."

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