Baines to build on positives

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Leighton Baines admits he was left disappointed by Everton's failure to collect all three points in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, but says the players must take the positives from the game as they move on to the next one.

For the second successive season, the England international defender converted the Toffees second goal of the game from the penalty spot against Villa at Goodison Park.

But the 26-year-old also felt slightly aggrieved not to have been given another opportunity from twelve yards after Barry Bannan clipped Baines in the box, only for referee Michael Oliver to turn down Everton's pleas for a second penalty.

"I thought it was a penalty to be honest," confirmed the left-back. "My standing foot was just clipped but I asked the referee and he said the player got the ball.

"At the time I said 'fair enough' but looking at it again I'm not sure he did get the ball.


"But it is what it is, we didn't get it at the time but that aside we still did enough to win the game anyway so we shouldn't really need to talk about it."

Despite failing to win the game, David Moyes' side have extended their run to three games unbeaten in all competitions, and Baines has urged his teammates to feed off of the positives from Saturday's encounter, and the momentum that they have when they host Wigan Athletic next weekend.

"Out on the pitch it felt more positive and there was a better vibe around the place," Baines told evertontv. "It does show how that helps and you could probably tell that it spurred us on a little bit and we felt like everyone was behind us.

"We worked hard enough and played well enough to win the game and we've got to come away and look at the reasons why we didn't, but also take the positives out of it and try and build on it."

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